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Museum of Painting & Sculpture

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Address: Dolmabahce Cad. Akatlar Duragi | Besiktas Merkez, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 212 261 4298

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A hidden museum

Not too many visitors are there. It is a shame. There are so many beautiful pantings, taht you can only why it is not so popular. Not far from the Dalmabahce Palace it is worth to... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2016
Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

Not too many visitors are there. It is a shame. There are so many beautiful pantings, taht you can only why it is not so popular. Not far from the Dalmabahce Palace it is worth to visit for art lovers.

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Almaty Kazakhstan
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Reviewed 22 November 2015

First: only holders of Dolmabahce HAREM tickets can access free, otherwise you pay 10 lira. Secondly check opening and closing times: it might open around 12 pm and close around 16.30 pm. Once you are in the personnel will make you wear plastic bag type cover for your shoes: the reason unknown, guess they're trying to save on cleaners. Finally,... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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Reviewed 23 October 2015

The Panting are amazing. I only wish I had given myself more time to spend in this fantastic gallery! I didn't make it there until the end of my week in Istanbul, on a day when I had other things planned, so I only had two hours to go through the exhibits. I was able to look at everything, but... More 

4 Thank Nirz33
Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

This is an outstanding museum, hosting more than 200 paintings, including those of Ayvazovski, Osman Hamdi etc which belonged to the collection of the sultans. And 800 more paintings will be brought to this museum when the renovation is over. So, this is really a neglected must in Istanbul. You can either buy an extended Dolmabahçe Palace ticket (as this... More 

3 Thank TubaKoseogluOkcu
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Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

Nice place, the paintings are amazing however some of them are there just to fill some space. If you are visiting Dolmabahce, make sure to go in as it is included in your ticket.

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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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