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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 #22 of 1,262 things to do 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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Carefree, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The entrance fee was incorresctly posted on a travel guide. The fee had increased significantly. Some exhibits were more interesting than others, as is the case for most art museums. The Museum offered enough varied art that the visit was interesting. The Museum is located conveniently near a train stop and the surrounding area is fun for exploring. The restaurant... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Let's get this out of the way. Is the staff friendly? Not at all. In fact, I've seen more charm in a pitbull than some of the staff here. But does it make the art any less spectacular? Nope. Not a bit. Istabul Modern is a new concept and a welcome breath of fresh air to the tourism of Istanbul.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

this is where the cruise ships dock also.......towering above (although beside) the outdoor cafe.............the museum itself is a treat to view the history of art in Turkey.....as well as to celebrate the new and upcoming artists .............along the Tram Line, easy access........and obviously ON the Bosphorus :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

After several days of intense history from the Ottomans and before, this museum off the leisure ship docks is a wonderful counterpoint of Turkey in the modern era. Lovely cafe...get a table outside overlooking the Sultanahmet across the waters.

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Barcelona, Venezuela
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

As we can understand from the name of the museum it shows us modern part of Turkey. They exhibit current events and they are really good at picking up the point. I enjoyed every peace of the museum it should be visited..

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is the only official Modern Art Museum in Istanbul which is a ''must to visit'' for all tourists . Permanent collection is the biggest contemporary Turkish artists collection. Several temporary projects and exhibitions during the year are always attractive. Don't forget to experience the cafe inside which has one of the best Bosphorus and Old Town panaromic view in... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Not to be missed especially if you are a lover of the arts. Situated conveniently in Karakoy now booming with many cafes and galleries and near a tram stop, Istanbul Modern should be on the to-visit list of any tourist. It is focused and streamlined to complete effect, bridging Turkish modern art with the rest of the world, highly comprehensive.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I had been living in Istanbul for a few good months when I finally decided to go visit the Istanbul Modern Museum and although I set my visit as Solo, I first got there with my friends. I ended up spending 2-3 hours alone (in the meantime my friends finished and left) enjoying all the paintings and the exhibitions. It... More 

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Postojna, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Istanbul Modern is very big museum of very good artworks which is definitely worth visiting. All artworks are exhibited differently and sometimes there are a particular themes to exhibitions.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

It's the only modern art museum in Istanbul and a museum Istanbul deserved for many years. There is an exhibition every day. The works of both local and international artists are represented. It's on the tram line which makes it easy to visit. It's right by the Bosphorus so a quick coffee break while you see some art is a... More 

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