Winner of the 2014 European Museum of the Year, this amazing space in the Çukurcuma neighborhood of the Beyoğlu district is a must.
Turkey's most famous contemporary writer, Orhan Pamuk, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize, envisioned the space based on his novel of the same name: each display contains everyday items referring to a different chapter of the book, which takes in the years 1950-1970 in Istanbul, and tells the story Kemal, a well-off Istanbulite, who falls in love with his impoverished cousin. The museum displays the artefacts of their love story.
After this literary parenthesis, explore the antique shops on Çukurcuma Street. The picturesque, pedestrian street is filled with nice cafés, designer shops, and fashion boutiques. And the Bosphorus is never far away.
Museum of Innocence
Çukurcuma Caddesi, Dalgiç Çikmazi, 2
+90 212 252 97 38