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Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul
(4.6/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
View calligraphic art, religious and state documents, and paintings of the Ottoman era at Sakip Sabanci 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. See Sakip Sabanci Museum and all Istanbul has to offer by arranging your trip with our Istanbul tour planner.
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  • There's an incredible views of the majestic trees in the garden, the blue of the sea. We went to Jan miro exhibition. It's worth seeing value.
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  • It was a beautiful experience. Art adds a lot to people. After each exhibition I feel so good, it was a great environment Great Works
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  • Beautiful museum with 4 floors with different kinds of arts. worth to visit and has a very nice garden outside. to see the old historic wall is a good experience as well. this tour is with the help of...  more »
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  • Climb the hill passing through a very nice garden. Very nice view to of the Bosphorus. You will find a beautiful old house and next to it a modern extension. Three stories of space dedicated to exhibitions.
  • Great museum that has hosted exhibitions such as Picasso and Anish Kapoor. Has a great restaurant called Muzede Changa that creates dishes along temporary exhibitions. Very creative, a little expensive.
  • Fine museum , but don't recommend visiting it .
  • The museum is great because the building itself is a landmark. The whole structure and land was owned by one of the richest Turkish families and was donated as a museum. The museum is full of old ottaman manuscripts, along with old Qurans and beautiful calligraphy. These were part of one of the family member's collection. Along with these amazing collections, you can walk outside and get to see the beautiful garden with an amazing view of the Bosporus. Overall a must visit and a break from the noisy city of Istanbul.
  • The mansion has a superb furniture and art collection besides an outstanding Arabic calligraphy exhibition.