Museum of Adam Mickiewicz

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Adam Mickiewicz Museum (Polish: Muzeum Adama Mickiewicza, Turkish: Adam Mickiewicz Müzesi) is a historic house museum dedicated to the life of Adam Mickiewicz, renowned Polish poet.
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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.
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  • Taksim • 10 min walk
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland23,660 contributions
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A Polish acquaintance of mine told me about this museum, which is usually not mentioned in guide-books about Istanbul. It is located in one of today's most run-down areas of central Istanbul, in Tarlabasi. Until the pogrom of September 1955, which made about 50'000 Greeks flee the city, it was the home of middle-class Greeks. Later Kurds moved in and more recently here could be found the most marginalized of society. Gypsies, illegal immigrants, mainly from Africa, transsexuals, prostitutes, drug-dealers.

Most locals will tell you to not visit this place after dark. Even in day-time it is a rather depressing area, as I found out, but I had to go there to look for the house museum dedicated to one of Polands national poets. In a corner of Tatli Badem Street (Sweet Almond Street) is a not very big, yellow, three-storied house: the Museum of Adam Miczkiewicz.

Engaged in the fight for an independent Poland, which at his time had ceased to exist, Miczkiewicz came here in September 1855 to help organize Polish forces to fight the Russians in the Crimean War. He used to live in this house, but only for 2 months. After a visit to a military camp he contracted - most probably - cholera and died here in November 1855. There is a symbolic grave in the basement of the house, but his remains were transferred to France and later to Poland.

In 1955, hundred years after his death, this museum was created. There are manuscripts, paintings, busts and historical documents to be seen inside - meant mainly for people with interest in Polish or general European history and literature.
Written March 9, 2016
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Travelibrarian
Istanbul, Turkey179 contributions
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This little museum won't be for everyone, but if you have an interest in literature, Polish history, or in the whimsical side of Istanbul, it is worth your time. The display is well curated and includes something for both literature lovers and history fans. It appears to be well funded with video and interactive displays. I love that little gems such as this survive in an age of mass tourism. Ring the bell to the left of the door for admission. Free entery, closed Mondays. If you go on a Sunday there is a lively little street market out front where you can stock up on fresh veggies for the week, or just soak up local colour.
Written February 23, 2016
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Trainer_Jo
Poland, EU5 contributions
The museum is modest, however important for Polish people. It is emotional visit. Nothing special to see. Don't give up when doors are closed, just use the bell and wait a moment.
We red warning, but the the security officer was calm, nice and had good manners. I recommend.
Written September 12, 2019
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