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Review of Sakip Sabanci Museum

Sakip Sabanci Museum
Ranked #25 of 1,033 things to do in Istanbul
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Miami Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Strongly recommended '' excellent''”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

This private museum of art is great visit in addition iits terrace where. this relatively small museum runs interesting exhibitions and has a beautiful collection of Ottoman calligraphy. You can relax with tefreshment was an excellent spot for the view ofbosphorus

Visited January 2013
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“A day of 3 museums”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

This is about the day I visited 4 museums. This is a full day so pace yourself. Start out with the Istanbul Modern museum, this should take about 3 or 4 hours and next cross the road and head up the hill to the Tophane Arsenal, which is a building designed by Mimar Sinan in the 15th century and has been turned into an art gallery by the government.
Next on the other side of Dolmabahce Palace is a small gallery ( the Istanbul Painting and Sculpture Museum) with a good collection of Turkish artists but be careful. If you are at the ferry terminal, you have gone too far. You can reach this from istanbul Modern by public transport. After you finish here you can either have a late lunch in Besiktas or take public transport to the Sakip Sabanci Museum in Emirgan.
There are actually two museums here. One hosts mostly touring shows (Picasso, Rodin etc. ) and the other hosts a permanent gallery of caligraphy and a history of the museum. Both are worth the time. This is one of the most beautiful museums in the world. The grounds are relaxing and verdant.
After you have finished visiting the exhibits, there is an excellent gift shop and a good coffee shop (located on the roof patio of the museum).

Visited August 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Strongly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

I have been to this museum three times to visit Picasso, Dali and Monet exhibitions.At the first two visits l only visited the exhibition galleries and left without seeing the private Sabancı painting collection in the other galleries or calligraphy galleries which are inside the Sabancı house because nobody informed that we could do that.On my last visit one of the staff kindly told us that we could, and this way we realised what we missed before!! The museum is wonderful from the garden itself to the Bosphourus view ,to the galleries and the house.I strongly recommend this museum,You will experience art,history and wonderful view of Bosphourus in just one visit.

Visited November 2012
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Antalya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't miss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

Everyone must see this museum,enjoy the garden too...Sakıp Sabancı Museum is in the perfect location in İstanbul..Even there is no special events,museum has got lot to see.

Visited January 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“small but effective one”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

the names of exhibitions look like good but they usually fake.they make the show not the actuals but fake ones

Visited January 2013
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