Asiyan Museum
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Neighbourhood: Besiktas
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
How to get there
  • Boğaziçi Üniversitesi • 4 min walk
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TubaKoseogluOkcu
Istanbul, Türkiye5,541 contributions
Feb 2022
Though this museum, as content, appeals mainly to those who are familiar with Turkish literature of late 19th century, its unique and breathtaking views of the Bosphorus makes it also a good destination for foreign tourists as well. Furthermore, the museum also sheds light to the domestic life of Ottoman elite as it was the home of Tevfik Fikret, the famous man of letters of the times.

The entrance to the museum is free. There is audio guide available. Unfortunately it's forbidden to take photos inside. The tomb of Tevfik Fikret is also here, at the gardens of this beautiful house.

Parking can be problematic as there is no parking lot nearby and walking to the museum is not easy either: there is a very steep road to climb. For those who are walking wise impaired, access to the museum would be impossible.
Written 27 February 2022
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sabinalily
Istanbul, Türkiye20 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
I had missed joining some friends to visit the museum a few weeks ago and wanted to visit it even if I went on my own. There is no cost for the museum. It sits up on a hill in Bebek with the University right behind it. The kilims inside the museum/home are beautiful.
Written 7 September 2016
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PanduhJ
Istanbul, Türkiye37 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
This museum was such a pleasure to visit. When you first arrive you are greeted by an amazing view of the Bosphorus, and they have placed benches for you to enjoy the view. The museum was actually a personal residence and you can see how its nickname came to be, Aşiyan meaning "birds nest". There was no entrance fee, and they provided an audio guide that had both Turkish and English options. The house has been completely renovated and it was done so beautifully. Highly recommend taking the small detour to see this place!
Written 16 August 2016
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