In Rumelihisarı, walk along the Bosphorus towards the bridge and you’ll encounter a spectacular building on your left. With its red bricks and pointy tower, you can guess why this building was nicknamed ‘the Haunted Mansion’. What’s more interesting to me about this building is that it houses the headquarters of one of Turkey’s biggest companies on weekdays, and is open for museum visits on weekends.
The office and exhibition spaces are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, and you can see temporary exhibitions, along with Borusan Holding’s fine collection of contemporary art. Almost all areas of the building are open to visitors – the office floors, meeting rooms, even the CEO’s office! Don’t forget to leave him a note on the post-it wall.
Prepare to be jealous of the people who work there – they’ve got the Bosphorus views, and if that’s not enough, there is wonderful contemporary art at every corner. Luckily, they’ve set up this great system where we can visit the offices and exhibition halls on the weekend.
When you think you’re done looking at contemporary art, head to the terrace. You can take a seat inside the – or soak up the beautiful views of the Bosphorus and the bridge.