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Sakip Sabanci Museum

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Address: Sakip Sabanci Cad. No. 42 | Emirgan, Istanbul 34467, Turkey
Phone Number: 0 212 277 22 00

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This museum in Emirgan is one that is extremely well managed. Every exhibition there gives valuable information without boring the visitor. You always leave the museum having... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Nesligul D
Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum in Emirgan is one that is extremely well managed. Every exhibition there gives valuable information without boring the visitor. You always leave the museum having learned something new and therefore a richer person. The explanations and videos are always satisfactory. There is a very good ( but expensive) restaurant inside. There is also a small but nice museum... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibitions change quite quickly and most of the time we can find something for our taste. This time it was about color and light. The museum is located in the beautiful mansion by yhe sea at Emirgan. You can also have fine dining at the Changa restaurant inside.

Thank Ozlem S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I had a chance to view Dali's exposition. Very good organized museum in very good location. Great architecture.

Thank BlerimGreeny
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Private museum of the Sabanci banking & industrialist family. Very interesting with many personal items from the family. Located in Emirgan next to the Bosphorus, providing a great setting to spend some time in the gardens. Well worth visiting.

Thank Colin G
Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

It is an old building which is re-design for museum. Also there is a good cafe in the museum. You can see the Bosporus from the balcony.

Thank travelingwoswos
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Sakip Sabanci's father decided his family needed a residence in Istanbul, so he bought the place furnished off of a princess. It's pretty amazing. The museum is up on a hill right next to the Bosphorus, so you get amazing views of the water. The gardens are full of sculpture, including some great contemporary stuff (I don't usually care for... More 

Thank HMKaren
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Sakıp Sabancı Museum is Over a hill in Emirgan built in and around what was once the villa of Turkish Businessman Sakip Sabanci. It is hosting great exhibits like the Monet, or Picasso exhibits in Turkey and is attracting big crowds. The museum is free to all who come with a child and has discounts for elders, academics and teachers.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

This excellent museum is one of the few in the world that focuses on calligraphy. The calligraphic exhibits are well-organized. Besides providing examples of the many styles and ages of Arabic calligraphy, the exhibits show the tools of the calligrapher. Several videos show the process of lettering from making ink and cutting quills to applying the ink. Besides the calligraphic... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

I can't believe the 'terrible' comments from a reviewer from Chicago. I try to visit this museum everytime I am in Istanbul. If one goes on their web-site one can see the variety of past exhibitions and those on during one's own visit and decide whether one is interested. The major problem is getting there. I would not recommend it... More 

Thank Mary0206
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

A place where you can both run away from the crowds and enjoy Bosphorus view at the same time. Sakıp Sabancı Museum is one of Istanbul's private fine-art museums. It is located in a historic villa with a great garden overlooking the Bosphorus in Emirgan. Besides the permanent exhibitions, the museum also hosts temporary exhibitions and cultural events .The permanent... More 

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