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Aşiyan is the house of Tevfik Fikret, the distinguished poet. After moving here in 1906, he fulfilled his ambition to live in a house that views Bosphorus landscape.
The poet built his house at this spot he had loved for so long, by Rumelian Fortress and next to Robert College. He used to visit this most beautiful spot of the Bosphorus just across Göksu frequently to paint and relax with his wife. They used to dream and make plans for the house they would build right there taking into account every single detail including rooms and furnishings.
Aşiyan’s location itself is a clear manifestation of Fikret’s refined taste. He drafted the architectural plan of the house and got it built among trees over the Fortress and named it “Aşiyan” meaning “Home” in Persian. Aşiyan as a home with which Tevfik Fikret realized his dreams was organized in a way to host all its visitors as Tevfik Fikret would at his time. While visiting the museum, you will feel as if Tevfik Fikret is meeting you at the door. You can visit one of the important intellectual figures and artists of our country and other letter of men of his period in Aşiyan Museum and see a rich piece of our cultural heritage. Aşiyan is worth seeing with the many important works it hosts and its bedroom which has a window known as the most beautiful one opening to the Bosphorus.