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Pera Palace Hotel

Kubbeli Tea Lounge

Everyday between 15.00 and 18.00, classic afternoon tea is served in Kubbeli Saloon that consists of various sandwiches, scones, cakes and a selection of teas and coffees. Guests may also enjoy a glass of sparkling wine in the afternoon tea...


  • Pera Museum

    From Konstantiniyye to Istanbul 21 January – 1 April 2012
    Photographs of the Rumeli Shore of the Bosphorus from the mid XIXth Century to XX Century is comprised of the works by photography masters who practiced their art in Istanbul from the end of the 19th to the early years of the 20th century. This is a unique selection from The Suna and İnan Kıraç Collection of Old Istanbul photographs reveal the magnificent structures, the daily life and the intriguing personalities of an Istanbul of the past. Istanbul has evolved into an industrial city and an enormous metropolis: its silhouette, architecture, vehicles, bridges, quays, streets and public spaces have attained an entirely different appearance. Masters such as James Robertson, Félice Beato, Pascal Sébah, Polycarpe Joaillier, Abdullah Brothers, Guillame Breggren, Bogos Tarkulyan, Mihran İranian and Gülmez Brothers, not only document the nostalgic images of the city during their time, but also will be taking us along a pleasant journey through photographs taken with the difficult and onerous techniques of the time.

  • İstanbul Modern


    La La La Human Steps 16 February 2012 – 6 May 2012

    Artists: Vito Acconci, Bas Jan Ader, Yael Bartana, Sebald Beham, Erhard Schön, Niklas Stoer, John Bock, David Claerbout, Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Peter Feiler, Yang Fudong, Cyprien Gaillard, Sejla Kameric, Paul Kooiker, Inez van Lamsweerde, Erik van Lieshout, Aernout Mik, Melvin Moti, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Bruce Nauman, Joachim Patinir, Anri Sala, Cindy Sherman, Salla Tykka, Marijke van Warmerdam, Andro Wekua, Guido van der Werve, Sylvie Zijlmans

    La La La Human Steps is an exhibition of works from the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, the internationally renowned fine arts museum in the Netherlands. Founded in 1849, the museum in Rotterdam has a large international collection of modern and contemporary artworks as well as old master paintings, prints, and drawings.

    The exhibition reflects on human relationships and genuine human conditions such as desire, failure, despair, curiosity, betrayal and confrontations. Featuring the works of 28 prominent artists from different places and periods, La La La Human Steps translates these themes at three levels:

    Encounters in History

    Personal Encounters

    Public Encounters


  • IKSV

  • Sakıp Sabancı Museum
  • Koç Museum

    Rahmi M. Koç Museum is the first important museum in Turkey dedicated to transportation, industry and communication history. The museum is located on the bank of the Golden Horn, in buildings that are themselves examples of industrial archeology. Along with many industrial objects, a submarine and planes are also exhibited. (Permanent exhibition)
  • İstanbul Museum of Archeology

    Archeological Museum
    The Istanbul Archaeology Museums (Turkish: İstanbul Arkeoloji Müzeleri) is a group of three archeological museums located in the Eminönü district of Istanbul, Turkey, near Gülhane Park and Topkapı Palace.
    The Istanbul Archaeology Museums consists of three museums.
    1.Archaeological Museum (in the main building)
    2.Museum of the Ancient Orient
    3.Museum of Islamic Art (in the Tiled Kiosk).
    It houses over one million objects that represent almost all of the eras and civilizations in world history.
  • Hagia Sophia Museum
    Hagia Sophia,(Turkish: Aya Sofya) is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as the cathedral of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was the cathedral of the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1934, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.


  • The city opens its curtains

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