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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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Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Temporary and permanent exhibition halls, photography gallery, cinema hall, video art area and new media art area make up the platform that presents... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A choice different than Byzantine and Ottoman Istanbul. A very interesting and illuminating overview of modern turkish art. Plus a restaurant with perfect view of Bosphorus and Golden Horn, as well as very good cuisine. Don't miss Istanbul Modern.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Not very big, though there is a good variety on show, including sculptures, paintings, photographs, movies and more. Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The collection at Istanbul Modern is intriguing and impressive. We enjoyed an afternoon there and could have stayed longer. The works are displayed very well and the collection gives you a good sense of the recent developments in Turkish art and the identity of the city. The cafe overlooking the Bosphorus is great too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Free on Thursdays, but a reasonable entrance fee anyway. Stunning location on the banks of the Bosphorus, extensive & stimulating collection of 20th century Turkish art, with constantly changing temporary exhibitions by Turkish and international artists. A must for art lovers. Cafe/restaurant is better than most. The easiest way to get there is by tram to Tophane station and then... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

As for me... it was unforgettable experience of feeling modern Istanbul through art & music collaborations. Strictly recommended for aesthetically educated travelers! “Plurivocality” exhibition, located on the ground floor (paintings, sculptures, videos and installations), features current works by artists that treat the visual and the auditory as two fields of creativity. Following which I've found the next musical object -... More

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Istanbul Modern includes a wide range of differing media, my only regret, in the photo gallery there was one photograph I wanted to buy but the museum shop did not have copies for sale. The café terrace was also very good, but 6TL for a Turkish tea I felt was unreasonable.

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Lviv
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Interesting place to visit - the buiding is quite cool (however, the way there was strange - through some parking lots etc, I thought we went the wrong way at first). There were some interesting exhibits in the collection too.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

One of my best experiences in Istanbul. I attended only the 2 temporary exhibitions (On the road, Çok Sesli). Both of them were smart, thought-provoking and very informative as well. The museum was not crowded and met all requirements of modern museology.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Make sure to have some tea overlooking the beautiful Bosphorus in addition to the art! When you are inside, one tends to forget the museum is right along the water, and the view is just lovely. The website is always a good place to go first to make sure the museum is open on the day you are going, and... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Istanbul modern museum is by the Bosphorus in the City center (Tophane, Karaköy). You can check their program on the touch screen boards which are located all around the city. Don't forget to check the beautiful cafe, have a Turkish coffee while enjoying the great view. Every Thursday is public day, that means free admission.

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