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“A small gem - if you have time”

Sakip Sabanci Museum
Ranked #23 of 1,105 things to do in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

This is a lovely, modern, and well kept museum, set in a beautiful garden. As has been pointed out, it's a long and congested drive to get there - from the Old City, tram + buss took one hour, mid-day when the traffic was lighter - . Luckily the buss stop is right in front of the garden. If you are short of time, only go there if the temporary exhibition attracts you. ( I saw Anish Kapoor).
Tip: If you don't want to use their restaurant, there is a nice garden coffee-house a couple of minutes walk to the right of the museum, where one can have a moderately priced but tasty lunch.

Thank Ruttan
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Wonderful location, wonderful collection, wonderful view... The building was the house of Sabancı family, before they turned it to a museum. It is an old house located by Bosphorus. They offer free entrance once a week and even free yoga classes in summer. You must visit it when you go to Istanbul.

Thank esraraphaeldaphne
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Added attraction here was the Anoosh Kapoor exhibition in the art gallery. The calligraphy exhibition in the main house was outstanding. This site combines very well with the Sadberk Hanim museum. A fantastic day out - maybe ending with a river trip.

Thank HelensburghMaureen
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

This museum is a private fine arts museum. There are permanent exhibitions on paintings from the Ottoman era, calligraphic art, religious art, objets d'art. But there are also temporary exhibitions such as the recent exhibitions of Monet, Dali and Picasso. Current exhibition belongs to Anish Kapoor.
The museum building used to be the residence of the museum owners. So, in some parts of the building you will be seeing their personal belongings and pictures.
The museum offers some educational programs and events.
It is a great stop point for whoever is interested in the arts. I would like to add that the garden is very impressive as well.

Thank khaleesicortese
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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.

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