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Dogancay Museum

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Address: Balo sok 42 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34335, Turkey
Phone Number: 212-244 7770-71
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Hidden Aspect of Dogancay

It is hidden in one of many streets in Beyoglu. Even though it's really small, it includes the artist's various photographs shot around the world. The series on Brooklyn Bridge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2015
Neslihan A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

It is hidden in one of many streets in Beyoglu. Even though it's really small, it includes the artist's various photographs shot around the world. The series on Brooklyn Bridge for my taste was more interesting and captivating than the rest. It takes an hour to tour the whole museum and it's for free. It's a great opprtunity to discover... More 

Thank Neslihan A
Istanbul, Turkey
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The museum is located in central Beyoglu, but in a street where you normally never pass. When I've visited the place there was the exihibition of "Burhan Doğançay as Photographer" which was quite impressive. The staff was friendly and guided me through floors.

Thank Cag1ayan
Istanbul, Turkey
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100 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

If you are interested with modern art you must see this museum (gallery). I am visiting this place when i find any time to refresh my sprit. I even had a chance to meet with Mr Dogancay once when he was alive.

Thank Caztrompet
Melbourne, Australia
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332 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We visited this museum but our guide allowed 45 minutes and now suggest need a minimum of 2 hours to appreciate and take in the multitude of well presented exhibits. Suggest Google the museum prior to visit to prioritise outer time.n we had fir a variety of other sites and made a mistake by not knowing what to see in... More 

Thank Ken050
Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is art museum I was not knowing before going to the place, i fee bit bored but suggest if you know about art good place for visit

Thank mikesmith38
Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is a museum that we frequently visit and one we will continue to take our three-year daughter Jacqueline Nil to long as we live in Istanbul. The late-Burhan Doğançay was a lucky man, one who was able to travel the world and the seven seas, documenting his travels with his camera and canvas. My wife Özlem and I were... More 

2 Thank Stuart K
Dehesa de Campoamor, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This was a very small exhibition of black and white photos and I enjoyed it a lot. It is in the European side of Istanbul, a short walk down the hill from Taksim square. It is free to get in and the inside of the building is very clean and modern. Well worth a visit.

1 Thank costachrissy
Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I noticed this museum accidentally as i was walking around Nevizade area and Balo street. The free entrance sign motivated me to check out what is inside. I entered and it was a 3 floor gallery with different images taken bythe artist DOGANCAY over a forty something years from different parts of the world! The photos are educative, ,realsitic, spontaneous... More 

4 Thank ZKZ15
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Tucked away among the bustling alleys of Beyoglu you'll find this great little gallery, packed to the rafters with work from one of Turkey's most talented artists. My partner and I visited in December and very much enjoyed the exhibition of photographs on display. Though small, the gallery is perfectly formed - by all accounts Docancay was prolific and it's... More 

2 Thank Charlie A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Not too far off the main shopping street, the museum is in a very humble location on a corner. I was positive we were in the wrong place initially so make sure you are absolutely sure where it is before setting off - there are no signs to guide you! You also have to press the buzzer to enter -... More 

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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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