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“Current exhibtion of Anish Kapoor is WOW!”

Sakip Sabanci Museum
Ranked #24 of 1,071 things to do in Istanbul
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“Current exhibtion of Anish Kapoor is WOW!”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is a beautiful private residence turned museum with a permanent collection of incredible Ottoman manuscripts, rare books and documents. They also host contemporary temporary exhibitions and the current one of huge sculptures by Anish Kapoor is fabulous. The house and gardens are worth strolling through and the cafe is excellent.

Visited October 2013
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Istanbul
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“Beautiful Space”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

The Sabancı Museum is a bit farther up the Bosphorus than many visitors to Istanbul might think of going, but it's well worth it, with high quality permanent and visiting exhibits. The current exhibit is sculptures by Anish Kapoor. Make a day of it; start with breakfast in one of the many breakfast spots in Rumelihisarı, tour the fortress, then take the short bus or taxi ride to Emirgan and tour the museum and its gardens. If it's spring, you might also visit the Emirgan Woods with its massive plantings of tulips, Emirgan also has several nice restaurants and pastry shops including Sütiş and Orga along the waterfront.

Visited October 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Anish Kapoor”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

The worldfamous sculpturist Anish Kapoor exhibits his works untill the fifth of january. I´ve rarely seen such an anstonishing exhibition. so beautiful. GO!!!!!

Visited September 2013
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South East London
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“A long way out of the centre but worth it!”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

This museum is the the old house of a rich Istanbul family and the grounds and the views are beautiful.
The exhibition of Islamic calligraphy was really beautiful and there was also an exhibition of Anish Kapoor's work while we were there.

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“An ancient villa with a view on the Bosphorus”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

It is a bit far away from the center and you will feel it because of the traffic... But this Museum has often interesting expositions to see and to reach it you have to cross the garden of the ancient villa owned by Sakip Sabanci (rich industrial). There is also a part where you can visit the old villa and see an exposition about old arabic scriptures.

Visited February 2013
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