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Pera Museum

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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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Mesrutiyet Cad. No.65 | Tepebaşı, Istanbul 34443, Turkey
+90 212 334 99 00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw a flyer for an exhibit on Anatolian weights and measures at the Pera museum and decided to visit. That exhibit was fabulous - very well done to top exhibition standards and very informative. The other permanent exhibits were just as good and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was lucky to go during the 4th Design Biennale and so I got to see what young turkish designers are up to. Thought-provoking stuff! I'm still not sure what this museum is about. Some of the collections weren't entirely coherent for me. But I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Loved the portrait and weights/measures permanent exhibit; exhibitions depend on the season, and the ones on weren't exactly my cup of tea. Speaking of tea, be sure to have a refreshment in the Pera Cafe, a jewel of Art Deco. Across the street is Pera...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

well worth spending a whole day,imersed in this excellent place,educational,architectural and painting..

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

This is somewhat distant from most other tourist spots, but well worth a visit. The permanent collections of weights and ceramics will only enthuse the specialist, but the exhibitions (I saw one on ambassador paintings) are interesting and very well organised. And it is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

Had afternoon tea here on the terrace as well - a bit noisy with the nearby traffic, but worth it to soak up the atmosphere.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

I really enjoyed this little museum. It does not have a common thread between the different floors, but the exhibits are fantastic and varied. From nostalgic Istanbul beach memorabilia to art student exhibits to ceramic coffee cups and old balances. It offers something for everyone....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank M F
Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

I headed there to se the painting The Tortoise Trainer and was very moved bi the work. The exhibitions rotate by I thoroughly enjoy the current exhibition about Istanbul and the beach. If you have more than a few days and appreciate art I think...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

modern museum means to combine history and modern design together but in a best way. we visited there and try to discover all interesting points. We like it so much.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

Don't miss the famous Tortoise Trainer by Osman Hamdi Bey along with other beautiful paintings of Ottoman times through western painting styles.

Date of experience: May 2018
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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
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September 16, 2017|
Response from afrozita | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the entrance of the museum there is a gift shop. There you can find Hamid bey's work prints etc
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itinerary- Istanbul 9 days in October- staying in SIsli (2 Replies)
We were in Istanbul 6 years ago and i'm not sure what has changed (I know that Istanbul Modern is in a temporary location and there seems to be a lot more public transport) I would appreciate any advice. (I am interested in history museums art architecture and archeology, don't need to go to the Grand Bazaar again) day 1 arrive and wander around İstiklal Caddesi day 2 Hagia Sophia, Blue mosque, Topkapi day 3 ferry to the Asian Side- visit Haydarpaşa Railway Station, investigate...More
August 17, 2018|
Response fromGrandGourmand|
That's some itinerary - I hope you've got a couple of pairs of good walking shoes. :) It'll be a full trip. I would almost suggest that you spend a day off your feet, say taking a cruise or something. But it's doable. I hope you've noted in davnace which museums, etc are open on which days. And BTW the Archaeological Museum is being rehabilitated to withstand earthquakes, so its not open in its entirety. You can also visit the Birnbirdirek Sarnıcı and the Şerefiye Sarnıcı leading up...More
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Chagall exhibition in Istanbul (7 Replies)
There will be an exhibition of Marc Chagall's work at the Pera Museum from now until 24th Jan. For those interested in his work - or even just slightly curious - it is one of the biggest Chagall exhibtions with 158 works on display including some of his masterpieces along with lesser known works. I shall be there for sure!
November 07, 2009|
Response fromdavidm1|
I envy you, Gttd. Wish I could see it.
"Pedestrian Only"? (2 Replies)
Are any of the following monuments/ museums located on “pedestrian only” streets? In other words, not able to reach them by taxi? I plan this to be my main form of transportation (along with occasional use of tram). Thank you for the help. Hagia Sophia Pera Museum Mosaic museum Miniaturk park Dolmabahce palace Topkapi Palace Blue Mosque Museum of Turkish and Islamic arts Chora Museum
August 23, 2011|
Response fromenigma2007|
paris, all those sights you mention can be reached by taxi. There are certain pedestrianized areas at Eminonu, Tahtakale, and behind the Grand Bazaar, during the day time. Also Istiklal street at Taksim is pedestrianized 24/7. enigma...