Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Istanbul

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View calligraphic art, religious and state documents, and paintings of the Ottoman era at Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum, housed in the former family home of the wealthy Sabanci family. Collections include 18th- and 19th-century Chinese porcelain, vases, and decorated plates, in addition to 19th-century French and German porcelain. Get an educational view of Ottoman calligraphic art over 500 years with nearly 400 pieces of calligraphy, including manuscripts, Korans and prayer books, calligraphic panels, imperial documents and seals, and poetry books. The over 320 paintings of the Ottoman and Republican era include works by Ottoman and Turkish artists like Ibrahim Calli. Aside from these permanent exhibitions, the museum hosts cultural events and temporary exhibits of foreign artists, such as Pablo Picasso, Rodin, and Miro. The museum is accessible via car or taxi and has limited opening hours when hosting cultural events, so call ahead or check the website to confirm opening hours. To visit Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum on your trip to Istanbul, use our Istanbul tour itinerary maker website .
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  • Available to the public and such a valuable structure separates the art from allah's mercy once more Sakıp Bey. They give you room for important exhibitions. 2-3 times a year have to incur.
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  • Necessarily should be visited. The late Sakıp SABANCI's "you're going to know a little bit of everything, but you're going to know everything a thing" has been a balm for my tongue. Existence and multiplicity of museums shows the country advanced. I have to sit in a place like this in the throat while the Museum thanks to the family who
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  • The Museum's location, the beauty of the exhibitions within the already Great. A beautiful restaurant in one of the most beautiful spots of the city going on coupled
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  • nice, quiet place with many exhibitions throughout the year. lovely garden, mesmerizing view. which you can enjoy with a cup of coffee. has a new restaurant, with a delish cheesecake.
  • Wednesdays are free. Don't miss Ai WeiWei's work in Sabanci Museum
  • Very nice place to visit. it's free if you go with your child. Great exhibitions to see.
  • Lovely complex. I always like it there. Be aware sometimes their parking lot is full.
  • I went for Ai Weiwei exhibition, it was awesome

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