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“A very classy place”

Sakip Sabanci Museum
Ranked #22 of 1,104 things to do in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Mr. Sabancı 's gorgeous former residence was transformed into a lovely small museum that houses one of a kind collections of calligraphy, fans, paintings of Turkish painters, and Korans. Everything has been very tastefully arranged. The location is just incredible. It is well worth the visit. We drove to Kanlica, on the Asian side and parked our rental car there; had the famous Kanlica yogurt; then took the five minute ride on the Kanlica-Emirgan leg of the City's ferry service at 10:50 that cost 3 lira - this way we avoided the awful traffic congestion on the bridge as well as the road along the European side of the Bosporus.

Thank CPLongIsland
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

OMG was it amazing! One of our party got a tip to book a table in the restaurant above the museum - forgot the name though - and it is not that easy to locate. So in the end our trip finished while enjoying the view over Bosphorous strait and oh-my-god (or should I say oh-my-palate) dinner.

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Reviewed June 1, 2013

A long way out of town but worth it. An amazing family collection that rivals many major museums in a lovely mansion on the bosphorus. Go for both the atr and the house. Take a ferry!

Thank Catherine c
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

The museum sits in a beautiful garden on a bustling Bosphorus road. The permanent exhibitions are well worth a visit, it is even more worthwhile if there is a temporary exhibition as well. The current one, "The 1001 faces of Orientalism" is well worth a trip up the Bosphorus for half a day, and well worth the 15tl admission fee (free for over 60s, under 14s, disabled visitors and to everyone on Wednesdays). On my visit, with elderly relatives, one of whom is disabled, nothing was too much trouble for the staff. They were so helpful throughout our visit. I could even drive up to the museum entrance and drop off my passengers.

The museum is a calm and tranquil place to pass an afternoon and a must-see if you have time when in the city.

Thank Turkishholidaylover
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

This former mansion now houses a small but beautiful collection of illuminated Korans and Sultan tugra scripts. The gardens are pleasant and the cafe is good if you need a coffee break.

Thank CleopatraBunny
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