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Istanbul Modern Museum

Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi | Liman Isletmeleri Sahasi Antrepo No: 4, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
+90 212 334 7300
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Temporary and permanent exhibition halls, photography gallery, cinema hall, video art area and new media art area make up the platform that presents diverse forms of art that can be experienced at Istanbul Modern in addition to an arts library, a shop that combines design with art and its cafe and restaurant that offers its visitors a fantastic view of Istanbul.
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  • Average7%
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Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi | Liman Isletmeleri Sahasi Antrepo No: 4, Istanbul 34433, Turkey
+90 212 334 7300
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Istandbul Modern is set at the water front at the edge of the trendy Karaköy neighborhood. Interesting exhibitions and also fun with kids (as most contemporary art is). The café on is also worth a visit - expecially for the views.

Thank glenn76
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a surprise to visit a modern amazing museum in the middle of the hustle bustle of reconstruction. This is a most amazing modern museum whixh shows the great achievements of Tukish painters and sculptures ad well as photography and visual arts. It is an...More

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not been to many art museums, but this was a great experience!! Loads of awesome artwork with a great gift shop and good restaurant. A must when visiting Istanbul

Thank Coles8
Reviewed 1 week ago

Opened in 2004, Istanbul Modern occupies an 86,000-square-foot former factory building at the edge of Istanbul's buzzy Karakoy neighborhood. Permanent and temporary exhibitions from Turkish and international contemporary artists, a photography gallery, new-media gallery, library, and cinema make the Modern an easy spot to spend...More

Thank iConcierge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will start by saying this was literally my very first time in an art museum. I have nothing to compare this to. I do not normally stop to appreciate art. However, I am so glad we made the stop. I have found that I...More

Thank deedeelynn1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

installations are uncaptivating but some painters make you look at their work and enjoy it. Of course exhibits change frequently, so my impression is irrelevant. Great vista deck and cafeteria, the art is not smashing, but enjoyable for the most part. lots of security, cameras...More

Thank Cineasta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited Istanbul for one week in June. One of the highlights of our visit to the city, and arguably one of the best modern art galleries I have visited, was its modern art museum. We spent a whole day day there,...More

Thank Idris K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easily accessible via the tram, the lesser visited Modern Art is one of my favorite museums in Istanbul. Upon approaching the entrance, a security guard escorted me to the proper entrance, which alone was inspirational--before the ticket area is the museum library decorated creatively with...More

Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum offers a wide variety of artistic expressions, from performances to installations, Istanbul Modern never disappoints. A coffee or lunch at their restaurant facing the Bosphorus is always a nice way to end your visit.

Thank Angel_Monroy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited The Modern 2 years ago during our anniversary trip to Turkey. We didn't plan to visit the museum, but we were in the area and so a visit was warranted. What actually attracted us to it was that it was...More

Thank Nitin D
Sitting pretty with an age-old air about it, Karakoy
is situated on the European side of the Bosphorus at
the mouth of the Golden Horn. Perhaps the city’s most
historically significant area, it’s currently one of
the most happening parts of town as well. Here street
vendors and alfresco fish restaurants line the banks
of the Horn where the views of major attractions
across the water rival Karakoy’s own key attractions,
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2 March 2016|
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Response from Helena B | Reviewed this property |
I visit Istanbul often and the public transport is fantastic. From Istanbul Modern get on the tram at Tophane and after about 18 ? stops get off at the Zeytinburnu stop. Transfer to the line going to Yenikapi and get off at... More
Mary P
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Response from Lancer17 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, never heard of it.