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Pera Museum

Suna and İnan Kıraç's world-class private collection
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A Treasure Trove of Art and Culture in Istanbul

Popular Price
$ 80
Price Range
$ 80
~ 160

10:00 AM - 19:00
10:00 AM - 19:00
10:00 AM - 22:00
10:00 AM - 19:00
10:00 AM - 18:00

Located in the heart of Istanbul’s vibrant Beyoğlu district, the Pera Museum is a cultural gem that offers a captivating journey through time and art. While the museum boasts a diverse collection, it’s the second-floor exhibition of Turkish Orientalist paintings that steals the show. These masterpieces, drawn from Suna and İnan Kıraç’s world-class private collection, provide a mesmerizing window into the Ottoman world spanning the 17th to 20th centuries.

Among the many captivating works on display, Osman Hamdı Bey’sThe Tortoise Trainer” (1906) stands as a beloved centerpiece, symbolizing the essence of Turkish Orientalist art. This enchanting painting tells a story of tradition and transformation, showcasing the Ottoman fascination with the exotic and the mystique of the East. The Turkish Orientalist collection at Pera Museum is an extraordinary journey back in time, a visual narrative that unveils the beauty, diversity, and complexity of Ottoman culture.

Beyond the Turkish Orientalist paintings, Pera Museum’s other floors host high-profile temporary exhibitions that are a testament to its commitment to showcasing a wide array of artistic styles and periods. Renowned artists like Warhol, de Chirico, Picasso, and Botero have graced the museum’s walls, adding a contemporary and global dimension to its offerings.

For those seeking to delve deeper into Turkey’s heritage, the first floor is home to permanent exhibits that focus on Kütahya tiles and ceramics, as well as Anatolian weights and measures. These displays offer insights into the artistry and practical aspects of daily life in the region, preserving cultural heritage for future generations.

The ground floor is where visitors can find the popular Pera Café. It’s a delightful place to pause, savor a cup of Turkish coffee or tea, and reflect on the art and culture you’ve encountered. The café’s relaxed atmosphere is perfect for both museum visitors and those looking for a quiet spot in the bustling Beyoğlu neighborhood.

The Pera Museum is more than a museum; it’s a cultural sanctuary that bridges the past and the present, offering a dynamic and enriching experience. Its diverse range of exhibitions, from timeless Turkish Orientalist art to contemporary international works, showcases the city’s cultural diversity and creative spirit. Whether you’re a local art enthusiast or a curious traveler, a visit to the Pera Museum is a rewarding journey through the tapestry of art and history in Istanbul.

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Meşrutiyet Caddesi No:65 34430 Tepebaşı - Beyoğlu - İstanbul

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