Dogancay Museum
Dogancay Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Beyoglu
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.
How to get there
  • Taksim • 8 min walk
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Ismet E
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Solo
I visit this Museum everytime I go to Istanbul. This Museum is the first private Museum of Turkey. It contains the artwork of world famous Turkish artist Burhan Dogancay and his father Adil Dogancay. Small, cosy and free of charge entrance. If you want to know more about the most famous Turkish artist, it is a must see in Istanbul.
Written September 2, 2014
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irem E
Ankara, Türkiye2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
Every time I have the chance to visit Istanbul I don't pass out on the Doğançay museum. Not only you get to see his one o kind artworks you also find yourself in a very friendly atmosphere. Free of charge!
Written September 26, 2014
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ziadzoubian
Beirut, Lebanon287 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Solo
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 (from real life streets) and thought provoking, i liked mostly the photos of walls taken. so smart. I recommend visiting it as your are strolling the streets. will not take a lot of your time or energy and will give you motive to travel more, walk more, explore more and click more!

VISITED JANUARY 2015
Written January 12, 2015
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Bert K
Oklaunion, TX3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
we found this museum when we were strolling on the streets in the back of Istiklal. It was a lovely private museum. We spent a short but good time in a calm atmosphere.
Written October 23, 2014
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Can E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014
Dogancay museum is the first private museum in Turkey featuring the works of Burhan Dogancay. The museum reflects his masterpieces from shadows to collage artworks. It is the only place in the world where guests can appreciate all these works in one place! Central location and easy to access. Must go!!!
Written September 23, 2014
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R O
San Diego, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Solo
A visit to Istanbul should include the Dogancay Museum. It is located in the crazy district of Beyoglu - an oasis of beauty and culture. Burhan Dogancay was not only a fabulous contemporary painter but a photographer as well. The museum is housed in a restored historical building - a work of art itself. The diverse works of Burhan are sure to delight all. The museum also has a wonderful gift store!
Written March 4, 2013
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aguvenis
Istanbul, Türkiye229 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Friends
Dogancay Museum, in Beyoglu, located halfway between Taksim and Tunel is a well designed museum displaying the different stages of late Turkish Contemporary artist Burhan Dogancay.

At the end of a street (Balo) cutting ever busy pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi, Dogancay Museum is a must for those who are interested in Contemproray Turkish Art. The son of a well known painter, Burhan spent many years abroad mostly in Newyork, and in his late years decided to spend more time in Turkey and opened this museum to display the development of his artistery through his personal collection.

150 years old Beyoğlu building is renovated in 2004 to serve as a museum . No fee for entrance , a small yet impressive gift corner, friendly museum keeper, chance to have a cup of tea in a cozy tea room with a collection of photos taken during artist's travels . The small museum is on four floors, where the elevator takes you to the top floor of earlier works and a corner dedicated to his well known fathers paintings and some of his father's personal belongings. As you decend you can witness his artistic evolution, in well lit rooms with a good selection of his various techniques, with proper explanation.

If you are into art do not miss this small yet important museum, located in the middle of road for Beyoglu visitors where there also are several galeries to stop by around the museum.

No parking not even standing on the tiny street, you can reach by a cab if not walking or use subway (same distance from taksim or sishane stops).Open everyday 10am 6pm , do not forget to sign the museum journal before you exit.
Written February 19, 2013
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Stuart K
Istanbul, Türkiye1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
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 lucky enough to have met his acquaintance. His promotion of the arts in the local community, especially with his annual interscholastic painting competitions held in conjunction with the Istanbul Greater Municipality were particularly noteworthy. The personnel are friendly and helpful as well.
Written February 10, 2015
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Charlie A
Exeter, UK50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
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 clear they rotate the collection on a fairly regular basis. A very enjoyable place to visit, and easily combined with a trip to The Museum of Innocence - a must see.
Written January 2, 2015
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Felix W
London25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 - another indication of the area it is set in!

The museum is very compact. We were in and out in 45 mins. The exhibits rotate around but we saw a photography collection.

Definitely worth visiting if you are in the area (which you should be anyway on your way to Taksim!)
Written November 9, 2014
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