Price guide: Budget

Kazım Karabeki Caddesi No. 2/6, Eyüp, Istanbul, 34060

Price guide: Budget

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#14 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Istanbul
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, Art, Education, Escaping the crowds

Expert review of SantralIstanbul

Art meets science at this sleek modern museum complex.

Two museums for the price of one, SantralIstanbul includes an extensive modern art museum as well as an interactive Museum of Energy – set, fittingly, in the old power station that once provided juice to most of central Istanbul. The complex is part of an attractive university campus with a well-kept lawn and some great cafes.

Price advice: 

Regular admission is 7 lira; kids 12 and under get in free.

Expert tips: 
Catch the free shuttle bus (it’ll say Istanbul Bilgi University) from in front of the Atatürk Culture Center in Taksim Square. It runs every 30 minutes from 8.30am to 9pm.
Check out the regular schedule of live music performances at the Tamirane café on campus.

More information on SantralIstanbul:

Price guide:
Art gallery, Museum
Kazım Karabeki Caddesi No. 2/6, Eyüp, Istanbul, 34060
0212 311 78 09
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Tue-Sun 10am-8pm. Closed Mondays.

Have you been to SantralIstanbul? Would you recommended it?