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“Magnficient place”

Sakip Sabanci Museum
Ranked #23 of 1,119 things to do in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

The exhibitions vary, but the mansion remain the same, very well worth the visit. Fabulous place, in Emirgan. Take the 1035 boat to Sariyer and bus 25E back to the museum. a lovely trip.

5  Thank Roald A
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

This museum has a magnificent setting and really takes you to another world. The mansion is magnificent, and the exhibitions are interesting; the surrounding garden, the cafe and the location simply compose the experience into near perfection.
The trip is definitely worth it if you have time to explore the city, as traffic in Istabul can be thoroughly chaotic.

1  Thank Joana R
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

The museum is hosted in a handsome building set in lush gardens overlooking the Bosphorus. The collections are interesting and cleverly displayed. There is an elegant cafe where you can sample delicious grape sorbet, a first for me. My only minor criticism is that the display labels in English are difficult to read as the colour is too similar to the granite it is set in. That, admittedly, is a minor gripe.

1  Thank R0llingSt0ne2011
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Every major city has a gem like this one, understated, under promoted, away from the center, devoid of the crowds, where one can have a true cultural experience. Sabanci is one of them. It starts with the ferry ride on the Dentur Hop On Hop Off Boat from Kabatas that drops you in right in front of the entrance after a beautiful 45 min boat ride on the Bosphorus, This is the best way to get here. What you will find here is a relatively modern mansion with Victorian era furniture pieces in the living rooms etc, but more importantly, an excellent collection of some rare Turkish treasures ranging from sketches to calligraphy to costumes to paintings etc. It was Sabanci's mansion (he was a major Turkish industrialist who donated this entire place and the collection to the University). The displays have been done in a very beautiful way that is a pleasure to walk through. You are given an iPad at the entrance (no extra cost) that can be used to read the various markers and get more detailed information. A very nice, modern touch. The day we went, we were the only 2 people in the entire place. There was a party in progress on the grounds outside, but otherwise, none of the bus loads of senior citizen tour groups or camera toting Chinese sprawling around. The entire place will be yours, with views of the Bosphorus from the terrace and the restaurant. Don't miss the video art homage to Sabanci himself in one of the galleries. It is a masterpiece!

6  Thank ZenHealer7
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Famous Turkish industrialist Sakip Sabancı converted Sabanci Family mansion on the Bosphorus to a Modern Art Museum. Make sure you follow current exhibitions as sometimes very rare exhibitions take place in Sabanci. Changa Restaurant in the museum is worth a visit by itself.

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