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“Pera Museum” 5 of 5 stars
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Pera Museum
Mesrutiyet Cad. No.65 | Tepebaşı, Istanbul 34443, Turkey
0212-334-99-00
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Ranked #72 of 1,271 things to do in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Inaugurated on 8 June 2005, Pera Museum is a private museum founded by Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation with the aim of offering a broad range of high-quality culture and arts services.
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“Pera Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Took a walk up to the Pera and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great way to spend an afternoon. You can't beat the neighborhood- lots of restaurants closely and the architecture is stunning, of course.

Visited December 2012
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“Pera Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

For those who venture outside Sultanahmet and head across the river to the Galata Tower make time to visit the Pera Museum which is a short walk away from the Tower. When we visited in June 2013, the Pera Museum had an amazing temporary exhibition by a Spanish artist Manolo Valdez. The beaut selection of painting and sculpture pieces were counter pointed by the superb museum exhibits and permanent art collections contained in the lower floors. The famous painting The Tortoise Trainer by Osman Hamdi Bey, the father of modern curation in Turkey (amongst many other achievements) can be found there. It is some five floors of delight and the cafe on the first/ground floor served quality snacks and great coffee and tea. Well worth the cost of admission.

Visited June 2013
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“little gem of a musuem not to miss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

wonderful art museum, there were three shows when we were there: a contemporary Spanish artist (Valdes); portraits from ambassadors and embassies in the 18th and 19th centuries, and Islamic weights and measures. Very cool.

Visited May 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Very unique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

One of the best museums in Istanbul displaying all sorts of articrafts which are changing periodically. A devoted art lover place. Displays often include complete art collections brought from abroad on temporary basis. One should follow their timing. Nicely decorated adequate space, well illuminated.

Visited November 2012
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“A gem and it's not crowded.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

The first floor of this museum is most interesting with its permanent exhibit of weights and measures. The second floor has a marvelous collection of paintings by Turkish artists of European dignitaries and gives the viewer a good sense of how Europeans viewed Turkey in the 19th. century. They have a very attractive coffee shop with beautiful pastries that would be great for lunch or an afternoon break.

Visited April 2013
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