Museums of Istanbul

The artistic and traditional works exhibited in museums of Istanbul visualize the life styles of the Roman-Byzantine and Ottoman periods.

Most of the buildings worth to see in istanbul -such as the Topkapi Palace and Byzantine churches have been converted to museums. For instance, the name of the palace is The Topkapi Palace Museum.

We listed the museums that are “museums” according to our understanding, too.

Many of the museums are close to the other historical buildings:

The Archaeological Museum is in the First Court of the Palace, The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art is at At Meydanı (Hippodrome). You can combine a walk to these historical places with a visit to a museum. Say, you have visited The Archaeological Museum and Cinili Kosk, do not skip drinking a cup of tea in the garden next to Çinili Kosk.

Pera Museum

A cultural endeavor of the Suna and inan Kira? Foundation

The Pera Museum, which opened its doors in early June 2005, is the first step of a comprehensive cultural endeavor that the Suna and inan Kirag Foundation has launched at this distinguished venue in the city for the purpose of providing cultural service on a variety of levels. An historical structure which was originally constructed in 1893 by the architect Achille Manoussos in Tepebap (Istanbul’s most prestigious district in those days) and which was, until rather recently, known as the Bristol Hotel, was completely renovated to serve as a museum and cultural center for the project. Transformed into afully-equipped modem museum, this venerable building is now serving the people of Istanbul once again.

Mesrutiyet Cad. 141 Tepebasi  Tel: (0212) 334 99 00 Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00-19.00 Sunday: 12.00-18.00

Istanbul Museum of Graphic Arts

A Press Art Museum Which Is Original and Modem In Turkey Imoga

IMOGA is the first graphic arts museum where exhibited gravure, lithography, serigraphy, linolium and takes place at the trail of Camlica in asian side. IMOGA is one of the few collections with 1200 works which belong to over 80 artists, istanbul is the oldest and most important city because of its position between asia and europe which hosted old civilizations for developing art. There is a workshop, a library in the exhibition hall. It is a six storeyed building and some seminers, activities are being arranged in the museum.

unalan mah. Baraj yolu sok. No:14 Uskudar Tel: 0216 470 92 92

Istanbul Modem

Istanbul Modem Arts Museum, entitled to being the first modem arts museum of Istanbul, constituted by the efforts of Istanbul Kultur ve Sanat Vakfi, combines both contemporary and modem artistic accumulation of Turkey. Established over a 2 storey, 8000 m2 building, houses three exhibition areas and office space for educational and research purposes.

As well as permanent and temporary exhibitions, a library, archives, movie theatre for 100 people, a photograph exhibition hall, and a statue garden constitutes some of the facilities.

Istanbul Modem Cafe, located on the upper floor has a fabulous bosphorous view.

Opening hours Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00-18:00

Thursday: 10:00-20:00

Meclis-i Mebusan cad. Liman lsletmeleri Saltpazart Antrepo No:4 Ftndikli Tel: 0212 334 07 00



Stuttgart and Nile


Stuttgart also makes a good impression as a centre of art and culture.

More than just expensive cars

Stuttgart is probably best-known as a commercial and industrial hub, the city where some of the world’s most highly-esteemed cars are designed and built. The luxury cars that have been rolling off the production lines of Porsche and Mercedes for decades now are some of Germany’s best-known industrial products, bywords for the highest-quality engineering on the planet. Both car makers have built museums which tell the story of their respective brands, and are well worth a look. The Porsche Museum is also impressive thanks to its architecture, designed by Viennese architects Delugan Meissl. Stuttgart also has a striking museum of modern art in the shape of its Kunstmuseum, currently home to a fascinating exhibition on Austrian anthroposophist and esoteric Rudolf Steiner.

Life on the Nile

A journey by boat from Luxor to Aswan is one the loveliest trips you will ever make.

The journey from Luxor to Aswan on a dahabiya, the traditional sailing cruisers that ply the Nile today as they have done for millennia, takes around six days – and will be amongst the most rewarding weeks you will ever spend travelling. Most ofyour time on the boat is spent up on deck, watching the landscape slipping silently by, disembarking at regular intervals to admire a nearby temple, a pharaoh’s tomb, or simply the ever-present desert. The berths and beds on board are very comfortable, but the best way to enjoy your time on dry land is with a night in one of the region’s many beautiful hotels. Passengers can let themselves be pampered at the beginning and end of this journey through time: in Luxor, the A! Moudira Hotel is a delight, and in Aswan, visitors can stop off at the Old Cataract Hotel, where Agatha Christie was once inspired to write her novel Death on the Nile. The hotel, now part of the Sofitel chain, reopens its doors in September after a renovation.