Istanbul Travel Guide

Pera Museum

  • Pera Museum

  • The collections include more than 300 works by European, Ottoman and Turkish masters

  • Ottoman Sultan Ahmed III receives Dutch ambassador at the Topkapı Palace in 1727. Painting by Jean-Baptiste van Mour, 1727

  • Enjoyment of Göksu Creek. Painting by Fausto Zonaro

  • Exhibition in the museum

The inauguration of Pera Museum in  2005 was Suna and Inan Kırac Foundation’s first step toward making this choice spot of the city wide-scaped cultural arena on various fields. The building that now functions as museum and cultural center was built in 1893 by architect Achille Manousso.

Bristol Hotel
It is known as Bristol Hotel until recently, the historical building was bought by foundation and underwent a complete restoration by architect Sinan Genim. Pera Museum shares its three permanent collections Orientalist Paintings, Anatolian Weights and Measures, and Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics.

The third floor of the Pera Museum is devoted to exhibitions of 17th- to 19th-century Orientalist paintings from the superb collections of the Kıraç family and the Gönül family.  The collections include more than 300 works by European, Ottoman and Turkish masters. The first floor holds two permanent collections, of Kütahya faience, and Anatolian weights and measures.

Useful Information for Pera Museum

Address Mesrutiyet Caddesi No. 141, 34443 Tepebasi, Beyoglu, Istanbul
Tel 0 (212) 334 9900
Fax 0 (212) 245 95 11
Visiting hours Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 19.00, Sunday 12.00 - 18.00 The Museum is closed on Mondays. Pera Museum is open and free of admissions from 18:00 to 22:00 every Friday.
Entrance fee 15 TL