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Pera Museum

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Address: Mesrutiyet Cad. No.65 | Tepebaşı, Istanbul 34443, Turkey
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+90 212 334 9900

Inaugurated on 8 June 2005, Pera Museum is a private museum founded by Suna...

Inaugurated on 8 June 2005, Pera Museum is a private museum founded by Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation with the aim of offering a broad range of high-quality culture and arts services.

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Soul of Pera

It is one of my favourite Museum with its great selections of temporary exhibitions. They always find the great things matching with the soul of the city and Pera... Building... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 February 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

It is one of my favourite Museum with its great selections of temporary exhibitions. They always find the great things matching with the soul of the city and Pera... Building itself is gorgeous anyway...

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Only have a short time? Come here. Have a bit more time? Come here. You can come and see one exhibit or all of them. Beautifully curated, bold choices, excellent permanent exhibits. Great gift shop and cafe (check out the history of the piano). There is an elevator, should you need. Washrooms are immaculate.

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Visited Pera Museum last week. Temporary modern exibition was not so interesting ( 5th and 4th floor) but the rest of museum is very nice and interesting. I went on Friday evening when entrance is free from 18h00. The café is also nice and cosy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

One of the famous Painter Osman Hamdi Bey's paints you can see, coffee museum alao nice and tiny, nice to be there, dont miss it

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Well, I believe Kiraç Family gave an excellent museum to Istanbul with Pera Museum. We visited two new exhibitions in the museum and both were excellent. Had a nice afternoon coffee in the museum's grouna level Cafe, as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

The beautiful Pera Museum has something for everyone. When I visited, they had exhibits on historical topics (paintings of ambassadors visiting the Ottoman emperors), extremely modern works and many conceptual pieces (including sound and video pieces), local cultural history and just about everything in between. There is a very sophisticated tea room/restaurant that is the perfect place to regroup or... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

This is one of the private museums in Istanbul with a lot of artifacts from Anatolia. They have very good and nice paintings. There is always a temporary exhibition too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

I am generally not all that interested in museums, and tend to go because my wife likes them. This was one of the best I have seen though, of the many dozens around the world we have visited. Truly excellent paintings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Formerly the Bristol Hotel, built in 1893, the Pera Museum is in my opinion one of the most enjoyable museums and cultural centers of Istanbul. On the first floor it is possible to visit an exhibition about weight and measure systems of the Anatolian region, from antiquity till today. Another room is dedicated to vessels, cups, pots and other pottery... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

An eccentric private collection of Turkish art, including a fascinating exhibit of weights and measures from Anatolia (more interesting than it sounds) and the recently purchased ‘Tortoise Trainer’ by Ottoman painter Osman Hamdi Bey. Upstairs are changing exhibitions which are among the best in the city.

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