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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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beautiful museum

it is a beautiful museum. the ai weiwei exhibition was really nice and mesmerizing. i liked the... read more

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Lap N
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Vienna, Austria
An interesting day at the museum

We visited this museum, which is located in Emirgan, one of Istanbul's oldest settlements on the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday

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 6 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Without having researched this we were so lucky to see the exhibition of the world famous Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei in the wonderful museum that also contains an exceptional of Islamic calligraphy. In the "family" villa you will find the interior of the founder...More

Thank Claus L
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

So interessting to visit. And at the least we could not find the way out. Buy we did at least. And therefore two years later, we are not in the museum, but still in Denmark, Even thoug, We hoped so,

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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Next to the Marmara sea surrounded by a beautiful park lies the former mansion from the business family Sabancı. Now it's functioning as a special museum with changing exhibitions. Currently Ai Wei Wei. Though out off Istanbul's center worth a visit!

Thank Evelyn W
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

We visited it during the Ai Weiwei exhibition and this was one of the best in my lifetime! A beautiful building, perfect for the setting, so marvelously exhibited, what a location! Also the external view of the building, the site of the Bosphorus closeby, just...More

Thank maartenw2016
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Really an amazing place . The villa, which is like a small palace , was converted to a museum in 1975 . Situated on a hill in a beautiful garden . You can divide the place to three parts , the villa , the gallery...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Excellent small museum in Istanbul. Spare 2 hours and try the MSA restaurant inside the museum as well.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We have visited the museum earlier for many exhibitions. But today we went there to eat at MSA restaurant. Although It has not made its official opening yet, the restaurant was fully booked for the night. So we went there for lunch. The food was...More

Thank PerranBoran
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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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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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