Get lost in the art-filled halls of Pera Museum, whose numerous galleries put a special focus on Orientalism in the 19th century. The building itself took over the space of the old Hotel Bristol, founded in 1893, and was renovated to feature a Victorian-era facade. On the first floor, stop to admire collections of colored tiles and pottery, as well as Anatolian weights and measures. From here, continue upstairs to see more than 300 works by European, Ottoman, and Turkish masters, including Osman Hamdi Bey. Several exhibits change regularly, so look for something new each time you visit. PutPera Museum into our Istanbul tour itinerary builder app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Pera Museum reviews
Nice museum with very different art forms. We went there to see the Turtoise trainer. Impressive to see in real and learn more about the life of Osman Hamdi Bey.
Nice museum with very different art forms. We went there to see the Turtoise trainer. Impressive to see in real and learn more about the life of Osman Hamdi Bey. more »
Save this for a second visit to Istanbul if you have limited time, there are many other places that are priority. We went on a Saturday afternoon and it wasn't very crowded, maybe a dozen people were.... more
Save this for a second visit to Istanbul if you have limited time, there are many other places that are priority. We went on a Saturday afternoon and it wasn't very crowded, maybe a dozen people were.... more »
While I agree with the previous reviewers of it not being so special, it’s relatively a good destination for İstanbul if you’re looking for something a bit different to what the city offers. The museum is in a good location with enough attractions and things to do without needing to go far. There’s a beautiful cafeteria and a small art shop with affordable prices but a limited options. With that being said, I would definitely recommend giving it a try if you’re in town and would like to experience something different.
Doesn't have much to offer! Not as engaging as other museums but beautiful architecture for sure with a fancy coffee cafe next to the famous piano. Good for those who wants to take aesthetic Instagram pictures! The ticket for students cost 10TL.
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