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These are the best cultural venues in town based on their, FACILITIES and ARTISTIC QUALITY.
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Published: August  19, 2014

Pera Museum

The Pera Museum (Pera Müzesi) in the Tepebaşı district of Beyoğlu in Istanbul, is a wonderful art museum with permanent collections and changing exhibits. The façade is that of the old Hotel Bristol, just up the street from the far more famous Pera Palace Hotel (Pera Palas Oteli) overlooking the Golden Horn. Behind the Victorian-era façade (1893) all is modern, however: five floors of beautiful, well-lit art galleries. The ground floor holds the museum shop and café. To see everything, take the elevator/lift to the top (5th) floor and walk down. The third floor is devoted to exhibitions of 17th- to 19th-century Orientalist paintings from the superb collections of the Kıraç family (founders of the Pera Museum), and the Gönül family. The collections include more than 300 works by European, Ottoman and Turkish masters, including Osman Hamdi Bey. Pride of place goes to Osman Hamdi's famous "Tortoise Trainer" (Kaplumbağa Terbiyecisi). The first floor holds two permanent collections, of Kütahya faience (colored tiles and pottery), and Anatolian weights and measures (scales, balances, etc. in brass, copper, iron, steel and other materials.)

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Address :

Meşrutiyet Caddesi No.65, Tepebaşı Beyoğlu, İstanbul

Phone :

+90 212 334 9900

Schedule :

Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Sun: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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Published: August  19, 2014

Pera Museum

The Pera Museum (Pera Müzesi) in the Tepebaşı district of Beyoğlu in Istanbul, is a wonderful art museum with permanent collections and changing exhibits. The façade is that of the old Hotel Bristol, just up the street from the far more famous Pera Palace Hotel (Pera Palas Oteli) overlooking the Golden Horn. Behind the Victorian-era façade (1893) all is modern, however: five floors of beautiful, well-lit art galleries. The ground floor holds the museum shop and café. To see everything, take the elevator/lift to the top (5th) floor and walk down. The third floor is devoted to exhibitions of 17th- to 19th-century Orientalist paintings from the superb collections of the Kıraç family (founders of the Pera Museum), and the Gönül family. The collections include more than 300 works by European, Ottoman and Turkish masters, including Osman Hamdi Bey. Pride of place goes to Osman Hamdi's famous "Tortoise Trainer" (Kaplumbağa Terbiyecisi). The first floor holds two permanent collections, of Kütahya faience (colored tiles and pottery), and Anatolian weights and measures (scales, balances, etc. in brass, copper, iron, steel and other materials.)