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Museums in Istanbul

Istanbul, a region with centuries of tradition, now has some of the world's best museums. In recent decades, the city has also established itself as a center of contemporary art. Several museums in Istanbul have opened their doors to the public, adding to the already bewildering number of exhibitions. If you're interested in ancient artifacts, modern artwork, or high-concept fiction, Istanbul's museum scene has a lot for everyone.

Museum of Illusions

Last year, the Museum of Illusions, which draws a lot of interest around the world and has become one of the city's leading brands everywhere it goes, met with its visitors on Istanbul's Istiklal Street. This year, the Museum of Illusions Istanbul opened a modern museum to its tourists with new ideas and displays at its second branch in Emaar Square Mall.

The Museum of Illusions is a stunning immersion museum where illusions can be viewed one-on-one. The Museum of Illusions, which has locations in 24 cities across 16 countries, transports visitors to an incredible universe filled with illusions. The museum allows its guests to understand mind-blowing optic illusions while still having fun. It is a museum where you can see the exhibits from your own perspective and develop your mind, as opposed to most museums where you can take unlimited pictures and collect fun moments with your loved ones.

Pera Museum

Pera Museum has several temporary exhibits of both modern and classical art. In a distinguished neighborhood, it opened for visitors in June 2005. The museum's structure was designed by Achille Manoussos in Istanbul's best neighborhood, Beyoglu, and then renovated by Architect M. Sinan Genim specifically for the museum. It has the identity of being a modern-equipped gathering place for culture and art. Pera Museum brought together works of art by master artists from around the world with Istanbul's art lovers, including Rembrandt, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Goya, Pablo Picasso, Josef Koudelka, Akira Kurosawa, among several others.

Pera Film, on the other hand, is well-known for its regular activities and offers a diverse range of films to its guests and moviegoers, ranging from classics to independents, cartoons, and documentaries. As previously said, the museum is located in one of Istanbul's most vibrant neighborhoods. From the museum, you can easily enter Istanbul's most beautiful and famous streets. You should certainly put Pera Museum at the top of your list of things to do in Istanbul.

Sakip Sabanci Museum

If you are considering a trip to Istanbul and do not want to miss out on the city's cultural and academic community, there are a number of museums that you should not miss. Sakip Sabanci Museum is one of those museums that will provide you with a variety of exhibits of artists from various nationalities while also showcasing Ottoman artistry. 

The museum is housed in Emirgan, one of Istanbul's oldest settlement centers. It is one of the most charming districts in Bosporus, enchanting tourists with its judas trees in the spring, historic wooden houses, and adorable little cafés. Visit Sakip Sabanci Museum today with Istanbul Tourist Pass!

Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum

The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum is one of Istanbul's most important historical centers since it is the primary Turkish exhibition space, displaying many important examples of Turkish and Islamic art together. The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum also houses the world's largest carpet collection, which includes rare carpets from the Seljuk Empire, Iran, and the Caucasus. If you like history and/or taking an old city tour in Istanbul, don't forget this one and pay it a visit while you're there.

Are Istanbul Tourist Pass Attractions Covid-safe?

Yes! We take cautions very seriously, and so do the museums. In comparison to other countries, Istanbul is a low-risk travel destination, and travel experts take the precautions very seriously here. During museum tours, social distance is preserved, and masks are required at all times. At any given time, the number of visitors is restricted in enclosed areas such as museums. Furthermore, since the Istanbul Tourist Pass is entirely digital, there is a lower risk of transmission when registering or visiting Istanbul's museums and palaces such as Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace thanks to your pass on your mobile phone.