We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“great place”

Istanbul Modern Museum
Book In Advance
More Info
$119.26*
and up
Modern Art Tour of Istanbul: Istiklal Street...
Ranked #42 of 1,156 things to do in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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 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.
Reviewed October 24, 2011

Wonderful collection and great exhibitions. The Turks know their modern art!

Thank Hein020
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (1,678)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"turkish artists"
in 89 reviews
"permanent collection"
in 30 reviews
"interesting art"
in 13 reviews
"tophane tram stop"
in 12 reviews
"turkey"
in 83 reviews
"great collection"
in 15 reviews
"rainy day"
in 14 reviews
"on display"
in 24 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 15 reviews
"old city"
in 22 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 12 reviews
"topkapi palace"
in 13 reviews
"exhibits"
in 105 reviews
"installation"
in 72 reviews
"video"
in 67 reviews
"bosphorus"
in 254 reviews
"tate"
in 24 reviews
Filter

1,005 - 1,009 of 1,678 reviews

Reviewed October 15, 2011

Istanbul is an art city, not only for ancient, Byzantine and Ottoman periods. Istanbul has a rich cultural history in modernity and is booming on the contemporary scene, with a multiplicity of galleries and art spaces, additionally to the Istanbul Biennale. Istanbul Modern is definitely a must see space. It's situated on the docks, over the Bosphorus. The main floor houses a permanent collection of Turkish art from the late 19th century till today. Although the names of the artists might seem unfamiliar for foreigners, the artworks are of great quality, some are really masterpieces and can easily compete with European and American art of the same period. Collections include paintings, photographs, sculptures, videos and installations. The lower level hosts temporary exhibitions (sometimes of international standard). The museum has a mediatheque, a design store and an excellent restaurant. The whole experience is awesome and makes of Istanbul Modern a major venue for the arts.

Thank BaronBaron
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 27, 2011

We saw an interesting and international exhibition with inclusion of local artists,
so we spent some hours in the exhibtion and then had an enjoyable break at the beautiful terrace of the adjoining restaurant.
Always worth a visit and a great wind-up for the versatility of historic and modern Istanbul.

Thank Polly J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 12, 2011

Its a great modern, futuristic and stylish museum, every exibit makes you stand and think but its hard to think when you have 7 and 2yr old running around. My advice if you would like to enjoy the museum, leave your kids to babysitter and take your brain far away from daily routine for an hour or two.

1  Thank Judoguy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed September 11, 2011

A really fun activity after you've completed touring all of the historic buildings.

FYI - Within a block of the museum, there are many Hookah lounges that might be of interest.

Thank mswbest
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Istanbul Modern Museum also viewed

 

Been to Istanbul Modern Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing