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Baris Manco Museum

Map shows the location of Baris Manco Museum

The Baris Manco Museum, formerly known as Whittall House, is a magnificent Victorian mansion in the residential area of Moda.

In the 19th Century, Moda attracted wealthy British ship handlers, insurers and maritime merchants, including the Whittal family who built their grand house at 5 Yusuf Kamil Pasa Street.

In the 1970s the house was bought by the Turkish pop star and television personality Baris Manco. Manco restored the brick building, now surrounded by towering apartment buildings, to its past splendour. He lived there until his death in 1999, after which time the house was turned into a museum paying tribute to the Turkish rock legend.

Visit the museum to marvel over the wonderful architecture and to walk amongst the personal belongings of the man himself.


The Baris Manco Museum is an example of domestic architecture favoured by British expats in Istanbul during the 19th Century

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