Trea­sure Trail.

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The Koç and Sa­banci fam­i­lies both have su­perb col­lec­tions of Ana­to­lian and Ot­toman art, and you’re more than wel­come to view them. Start at the Sad­berk Hanim Mu­seum / Piyasa Cad. 27 / Büyükdere / 242 3813 / 10am-5pm / closed Wed / sad­berkhan­im­muzesi.org.tr / housed in a beau­ti­ful three-storey yali by the sea, rich in an­tiques and arte­facts dat­ing back to 6000 BC, plus cos­tumes, jew­ellery and an ex­cel­lent ar­ray of Iznik tiles and plates. Once you’re done, grab a cab and head back along the coastal road to town for the Sakip Sa­banci Mu­seum / Istinye Cad. 22 / Emir­gan / 277 2200 / 10am-6pm Tue­Sun, till 8pm Wed / muze.sa­ban­ci­u­niv.edu / a truly re­mark­able ar­ray of manuscripts and beau­ti­ful cal­lig­ra­phy works. It also houses a gourmet trea­sure, Müzedechanga (see Rest./Smart), for lip-smack­ing lunch.

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