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Sakip Sabanci Museum

Sakip Sabanci Caddesi, NO 42 | Emirgan, Istanbul 34467, Turkey
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Ranked #9 of 633 attractions in Istanbul
Type: Museums
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Fantastic facility and wonderful exhibition. Check what's on before you go because not all exhibitions may be as good as this was.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Museum is not located very close to old city center, but you can easily go there by taking ferry or bus (not recommended in rush hours). Emirgan, Sariyer, where museum is, wonderful neighbourhood and locals generally prefers here to go to pricey cafe, bar, bistros. Museum has a little park, and would be nice to sit and take a breath... More

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Cambridge
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148 reviews 148 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Definitely worth an afternoon trip. The best way to do it is to take Dentur's Bosphorus boat tour that allows you to hop on and off. You can stop at a number of towns to explore, including the one where this museum is located. There are some incredible exhibits here and the grounds and building are gorgeous. There is a... More

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Istanbul
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107 reviews 107 reviews
5 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Excellent museum, must see.I higly reccommend. Especially the calligraphy colleciton is a marvel. Sometimes there are classical music concerts too.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The home of Turkey's most popular industrialist, now host his amazing caligraphy collection and a great deal of temporary exhibitions. Museum a must see but never miss the great changa restaurant, musical events

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Senior Contributor
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9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

If u r an art lover in Istanbul, don't loose your time and visit this museum... Thank you to Sabanci family to give us this beautiful museum.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Went for the Kapoor exhibition (which was wonderful) and discovered a permanent exhibition of Ottoman calligraphy. Lovely museum.

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Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I cannot tell you what is going on inside the head of artist Anish Kapoor, whose exhibit we visited, and I'm sure I'd rather not know! Heh heh, his incredible sculptures are nothing short of amazing, and every single piece is thought-provoking. While asking myself "what is he thinking," I realized his works of art really had a significant impact... More

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Berlin, Germany
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34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Sabancı University's Sakıp Sabancı Museum is located in Emirgan, at one of Istanbul's oldest settlements on the Bosphorus. Sakıp Sabancı, once the richest man in Turkey, has donated a wealth for schools and the university with his name. I visited the exhibition by Anish Kapoor an excellent British/Indian artist and learned about the rest of the museum. The building was... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

The museum has a beautiful garden. Here you can see great collections of turkish art old books etc.. bit far from city but charming place to spend a couple of hours.

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