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Sakip Sabanci Museum

Sakip Sabanci Caddesi, No. 42 | Emirgan, Istanbul 34467, Turkey
+90 212 277 22 00
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Sakip Sabanci Caddesi, No. 42 | Emirgan, Istanbul 34467, Turkey
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"beautiful mansion"
in 5 reviews
"bosphorus view"
in 7 reviews
"ai wei wei"
in 4 reviews
"permanent collection is"
in 4 reviews
"private collection"
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"educational programs"
in 3 reviews
"foreign artists"
in 3 reviews
"islamic calligraphy"
in 3 reviews
"modern art"
in 6 reviews
"ottoman era"
in 3 reviews
"turkey"
in 14 reviews
"on display"
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"paintings"
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"ssm"
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"galleries"
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"settlement"
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"porcelain"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful mansion on a hill overlooking the Bosphorus with spectacular seaside view and garden converted to a museum, where the exhibitions are really exciting . The last one I attended was on Ai Weiwei porcelain. The museum shop has very interesting eclectic items that make...More

Thank meyzib
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

A superb collection of calligraphy, not as qualitatively consistent with multi-lingual descriptions as it could be. The journey to the Sakip Sabanci can be as interesting and leisurely as your time allows, it's worth looking at the various forms of public transportation you can use....More

Thank Sharon B
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Location is stunning, but you'll have to climb by foot on the hill. Building is an old private palace looking at the Bosphorus. Musuem was based on a private collection and now managed by the local university. The permanent collection is interesting, but we were...More

Thank ramidov
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We visited the Ai Wei-Wei exhibition here recently, which was excellent. The museum itself is most easily accessible by any of the many buses that follow the Bosphorus road through Ortaköy and Bebek on to Emirgan where the museum is located. The grounds are beautifully...More

Thank Vivi17Farnborough
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Alongside the Bospherous, a dramatic setting and a beautiful family Villa, on a grand scale. If you are going to claim to have fully covered Istanbul you have to make the short trip out to see it. Primarily a caligraphy exhibition it also showcases the...More

Thank teamrats
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

museum is located bosphorus cost it has stunning front garden and full view of the sea there was pottery exibition Ai wei wei and art pieces are very exciting there are very good restaurant next to museum you must try meat there

Thank Nedim Z
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Sabancı Family's old residence now serving as Sakıp Sabancı Museum is holding one of the most controversial chinese artits artworks - Ai Weiwei. The collection on display is just breathtaking, a must see if you are in Istanbul

Thank Sushi_Drummer
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

it is a beautiful museum. the ai weiwei exhibition was really nice and mesmerizing. i liked the park in front of the museum, the bosphorus views, the gift shop and also the restaurant.

Thank Lap N
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

We visited this museum, which is located in Emirgan, one of Istanbul's oldest settlements on the Bosphorus. This museum was first built as a villa by the Italian architect Edouard De Nari at the request of it's owner Prince Mehmed Ali Hasan of the Hidiv...More

Thank 811michael
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

It has two parts. One of them is family house , with spectacular chandeliers, famous paintings and antique goods. Second part is the exhibition center. It is surrounded by a big garden near the Bosphorus. When we visited on November there was great Ai Wei...More

Thank ESMAIstanbul
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Nancy D
10 November 2017|
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Response from orhan68 | Reviewed this property |
If you are asking if they are adding a new wing, no, they cannot add new buildings because 1.) the site is rather small and 2.) new construction is not allowed in that district.
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Truds5456
15 February 2016|
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Response from Michaeldlightfoot | Reviewed this property |
I didn't spot any English language books in the museum shop. But you may like to try the excellent Galeri Kayseri, on Duvanyolu near to the Sultanahmet tramstop - they have a wide selection of English language publications... More
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