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Saray Koleksiyonlari Museum

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Address: Visnezade Mah. Dolmabahce Cad. | Turkali, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 212 236 9000

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Life at the Palaces

The museum manages to bring to life the world of the Sultans and their families in the Ottoman Palaces. The displays are very good and in a lovely building which was originally... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 November 2016
Helena B
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The museum manages to bring to life the world of the Sultans and their families in the Ottoman Palaces. The displays are very good and in a lovely building which was originally part of the Dolmabache kitchens. You get take the ferry to Besiktas as the museum is at the port and next to the fantastic Naval / Sea Museum.... More 

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Interesting small museum where you can find some of the personal belongings of the Sultan and his family. The first part of the measure is focused on calligraphy while the second part is very interesting. A small gift shop is also available.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

I love museum, whatever the size and the shape was, museums will tell you a historical part of the country, teach kids few things about the past.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

If you've time and lust enough after visiting the Dolmabahçe Palace; and would like to learn more of Ottoman history and enjoy museums you should add this hidden gem to your itinerary as well as the Naval Museum and Y?ld?z Park nearby. The building used to serve as palace's kitchen and is now a museum dedicated to objects concerning the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013 via mobile

while walking around be?ikta? near bosphorus its a spot to see an old structure and a small museum a bit of historical stuff. cheap enterance has a collection of sultans paintings by himself

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

Last day of my staying at Istanbul was Sunday, and that was a day of AVRASYA MARATON, so many buses were closed so i decided use tunnel from Taksim to Kabatas, and walk from Kabatas to Besiktas to NAVAL MUSEUM(Deniz Muzesi), but first i decided to visit this SARAY KOLEKSIYONLARI MUZESI. And i may say i was very glad i... More 

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In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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