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Pera Museum, Istanbul

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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. Put Pera 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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  • If you are not rich enough to stay at the Pera Palace you can have a samble of its grandiosity by having an afternoon tea at the salon.  more »
  • Top two floors - temporary exhibitions Interesting permanent exhibition of mostly 18th & 19th C Oil Paintings on the theme of Exoticism in Art. Very small exhibition of coffee cups etc. Interesting, b...  more »
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  • İt is a beautiful museum. Here you can see , the famous painting "Tortoise trainer" by Osman Hamdi Bey and his other works. Besides that on the other floor the exhibitions are changing all the time.
  • Pera Museum is one of the important private museums of İstanbul. The permanent displays house paintings from leading late Ottoman period artists including Osman Hamdi Bey. Currently there is also an ink art exhibition of Chinese artists. The coffee house at the entrence serves good coffee and delicious pastries.
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