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Istanbul Modern Museum

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Address: Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi | Liman Isletmeleri Sahasi Antrepo No: 4, Istanbul 34433 , Turkey
Phone Number: (90-212) 334 7300
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Temporary and permanent exhibition halls, photography gallery, cinema hall,...

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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A Different View of Turkey

If overloaded with Byzantine and Ottoman history while visiting Istanbul, pay the comparatively steep entrance fee to see a different side of Turkish culture. Even those who are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Falls Church, Virginia

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If overloaded with Byzantine and Ottoman history while visiting Istanbul, pay the comparatively steep entrance fee to see a different side of Turkish culture. Even those who are not modern art enthusiasts will find something of interest. We are glad we came.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

modern art museum. objects presented are subject to taste but its definitely worth a visit especially on thursdays when its a sponsored day and therefor free of charge. if you dont like the art you will shurely like the nice view on the bosphorus from the cafeterias balcony (betta then some of the artworks for shure)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not the biggest gallery in the world, but every piece in there gets the required space to make it stand out. They have a lot of different and skilled artists from allover the world. The only downside is the security guards, they are absolutely everywhere, and you feel a bit watched

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything in Istanbul is so old, so a visit to this museum brings you into the 21st century. It is a great place to visit. The museum has some interesting collections. Check their website to see current exhibitions. The museum is not very big and features mostly Turkish artists, but it is worth the trip. You can see everything in... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Any tourist visiting this splendid city should visit this museum, and add it to the city's 'must see' list. It not only expresses a less known voice of Turkey, by showing an intense art life, mostly unknown abroad, but it propels the country itself into the 21st century by showing how vibrant the Turkish art world is, and integral to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

... and the simple very modern architecture. Open space, no sepearting walls. Very light. Not so sure about the art pieces, but the entire atmosphere and the attached restaurant is wonderful!

Thank Ulrike R
Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

in this place you can enjoyed the catchy art from painting to live shows to short movies from different places , you can spend more than 4 hours without knowing , the mordern museum has an amazing view near the sea and an amazing restaurant with great food , don't forget to pass by the shop tho take souvenir .

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Province of Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 421 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Istanbul Modern is the first private museum devoted to modern and contemporary art in Turkey. Located beside the Bosphorus, the museum brings together the Istanbul cityscape with the production of arts ranging from painting,sculpture and photography to video and new media.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the Istanbul Modern Museum with low expectations. I was pleasantly surprised. The museum is not large, but it had a nice range of styles. I would go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Modern Art Museum is located on the water and the view is spectacular. There is a restaurant and coffee shop on the main floor. The exhibit showing when I visited hosted international artists raising issues of nature and our surroundings. The exhibit was small but some pieces were poignant. The gift shop sells locally made jewellery and crafts at... More 

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