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Sakip Sabanci Museum

Sakip Sabanci Caddesi, NO 42 | Emirgan, Istanbul 34467, Turkey
0 212 277 22 00
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Ranked #12 of 642 attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I had been there many times, for visiting of the museum - different exhibitions, and for restaurant Changa last friday I had been there for rinner and concert of Cecile Mclorin every thing were perfect bosphorus, restaurant, food and concert

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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Sakip Sabanci museum is situated in a very lovely home and has an interesting introduction about Sakip Sabanci himself, beautiful rooms of furniture and Art, and a terrific calligraphy collection. However, having taken the long trip out there, it was very disappointing that the art collection was closed and there were no exhibitions to see. Check before you trek there.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The Sabanci museum always brings special exhibitions which are fun and interesting to visit The location is in one of the nice section of Bosphorus and the cafe/reastaurant in the museum is worth checking

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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The exhibitions vary, but the mansion remain the same, very well worth the visit. Fabulous place, in Emirgan. Take the 1035 boat to Sariyer and bus 25E back to the museum. a lovely trip.

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Shenzhen, China
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This museum has a magnificent setting and really takes you to another world. The mansion is magnificent, and the exhibitions are interesting; the surrounding garden, the cafe and the location simply compose the experience into near perfection. The trip is definitely worth it if you have time to explore the city, as traffic in Istabul can be thoroughly chaotic.

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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The museum is hosted in a handsome building set in lush gardens overlooking the Bosphorus. The collections are interesting and cleverly displayed. There is an elegant cafe where you can sample delicious grape sorbet, a first for me. My only minor criticism is that the display labels in English are difficult to read as the colour is too similar to... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Every major city has a gem like this one, understated, under promoted, away from the center, devoid of the crowds, where one can have a true cultural experience. Sabanci is one of them. It starts with the ferry ride on the Dentur Hop On Hop Off Boat from Kabatas that drops you in right in front of the entrance after... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Famous Turkish industrialist Sakip Sabancı converted Sabanci Family mansion on the Bosphorus to a Modern Art Museum. Make sure you follow current exhibitions as sometimes very rare exhibitions take place in Sabanci. Changa Restaurant in the museum is worth a visit by itself.

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Cambridge, MA
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7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

This is a small museum started at the ste of a family mansion it has a beautiful exhibit on ottoman calligraphy. It has another area with changing exhibits. There is a lovely garden with beautiful Bosphorus. It has a great terrace for a superb cocktail ( which is fairly rare in Istanbul) and you can enjoy dinner or appetizers there... More

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Vancouver, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

a museum that is full of great art from famous artists but their exhibitions usually change every couple months. Check it online before heading that way and avoid rush hour, right after work.

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