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Pera Museum is a private museum with a large collection of Turkish Orientalist paintings, archaeological finds of Anatolian measurement units and tools used in Asia Minor since antiquity, and faiences of Kütahya. Highlights of the art collection include ‘The Tortoise Trainer’ by Osman Hamdi Bey, ‘Harem of the Topkapı Palace’ by Franz Hermann, Jean Baptiste Vanmour’s paintings on the Ottoman Empire, ‘Amusement on the Caique’ and ‘Fishermen Bringing in the Catch’ by Fausto Zonaro, and ‘The Scribe’ by Julius Starck. The Anatolian Weights and Measures collection showcases the various measuring instruments in use since the 2nd millennium BC, throwing light on various periods and cultures, and their chronological development. The Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics Collection is one of the best collections of its kind, with more than 800 artifacts from various periods, especially the 18th - 20th centuries.

Guided tours and audio guides are available at the reception.

About Pera Museum

 Meşrutiyet Caddesi 65, Tepebaşı-Beyoğlu

 +90 212 334-99

Pera Museum and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia(2.6 km)
Hagia Sophia is a 6th century Orthodox patriarchal basilica that was later used as a mosque, and is today a museum.

Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace(2.2 km)
TheTopkapi Palace was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately 400 years of their 624-year reign.

Galata Tower

Galata Tower(0.7 km)
It was built by the Genoese on the city walls of Galata, then a western (Genoese/Venetian) stronghold beside eastern (Byzantine/Ottoman) Constantinople.

Patriarchate of Constantinople

Patriarchate of Constantinople(2 km)
Arguably the centre of World Orthodoxy, housed since 1586 in Church of St George (Greek: Agíou Geōrgíou, Turkish: Aya Yorgi), which is, despite its religious importance, an otherwise unremarkable and unimpressive building from outside, though its lavishly decorated interior is worth a look.

Soğukçeşme Street

Soğukçeşme Street(2.7 km)
A car-free downhill cobbled street just behind Hagia Sophia, with renovated (or totally re-built) traditional wooden houses two- or three-storeys tall typical of Ottoman era, leaning against the outer wall of Topkapi Palace grounds/Gülhane Park.


Million(2.7 km)
While this partially intact marble pillar dating back to 4th century AD may seem unremarkable, it was the starting point of any distance measured within the empire during the Byzantine era, so it may be nice to think that you are in the centre of where all the roads lead to (or, rather, start from).

The Museum of Archeology

The Museum of Archeology(2.4 km)
A must see! One of the best, including a great collection of Sumerian tablets, pieces of the wall of Babylon and Roman marble statues.

Basilica Cistern

Basilica Cistern(2.6 km)
The Basilica Cistern, also known as ‘Yerebatan Cistern’ or Sunken Cistern, is the largest of the several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath Istanbul, with a holding capacity of 80,000 m3.

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