The Pera Museum was founded in 2005 as an initiative by the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation. Located in what ... More
The Pera Museum was founded in 2005 as an initiative by the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation. Located in what was formerly Hotel Bristol, the refurbished space retains it Ottoman Greek architecture. It houses three permanent collections and a myriad of rotating exhibitions as a platform for emerging and established artists. Endowed by the industrialist Rahmi Koc and his descendants, it is a treasure trove of the wealthy family's inventory of culturally-significant Turkish works. It features handwritten Ottoman-era publications, Byzantine works, and a stunning book selection. With a host of cultural events and collaborations, this is a great place to soak in the country's culture.
Since 17th century, Pera region in Istanbul gained importance as a region which mainly foreigners lived. This area grew rich
economically and culturally. Within this richness, a culture and history wealth, Pera Palace Hotel arose in 1892. Pera Palace ...