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Istanbul Modern Museum

Address: Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi | Liman Isletmeleri Sahasi Antrepo No: 4, Istanbul 34433 , Turkey
Phone Number: (90-212) 334 7300
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Ranked #20 of 662 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Temporary and permanent exhibition halls, photography gallery, cinema...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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Bucharest, Romania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A brilliant place for art lovers and anyone who enjoys lunch on a sunny terrace above the sea. The view over the Bosphorus Strait where Europe and Asia meet is just breath-taking. It's always first on my list when returning to Istanbul.

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

There is almost an exhibition every day, but you need to check the program before you go. There is not a constant program that goes on for a year or so.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

An easy walk from the Tophane tram stop and a very different experience from the historical sites in Sultanahmet. As of January 2015, you enter through the parking area. We enjoyed the art installations (painting and sculpture) but particularly enjoyed the video pieces, which provide a good excuse to sit down and rest for a while. There is a nice... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I was forced to go there on a school trip, thinking that this museum will be as lame as my school, but it was the extreme opposite. The variety of art there in all shapes and sizes truly captivates you. No art piece in this place is distasteful or poor. The majority of the artists' works were Turkish and that... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A place to visit if you are into modern and contemporary art. Plenty of rooms playing art videos as well. Worth a visit if you are an art lover.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We visited the Istanbul modern when there was an interactive Art Exhibition on. The kids really enjoyed the visit and the activities made it easier to take the kids around an art museum which we probably wouldn't have attempted otherwise.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

All in all a decent modern art museum. Thing is that its "direct competitors" are museums like the moma of ny,of tokyo and of london which set too high a bar. It has a collection of many turkish modern artists, focusing mostly on expressionism exhibits. I don't know if it was a temporary exhibition. The ground floor has a very... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I visited Istanbul for the 4th time (and definitely coming back) this December. We have seen all the tourist places so far - so we planned to see some new places. We got recommendation from our local friends about Istanbul Modern. We came around 3pm (tough party last night) and at first enjoyed few sunbeams on the amazing terrace (Istanbul... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A diverse display as expected. Well worth the visit if you are into art. Would take an average person a bit over an hour to get around.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you have any interest in contemporary art this is a must see when you visit Istanbul. A great space with wonderful views over the Bosphorous. Also contains an interesting area dedicated to the history of turkish cinema.

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