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“Modern Turkish Art in a Stunning Setting”

Istanbul Modern Museum
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$126.27*
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Modern Art Tour of Istanbul: Istiklal Street, SALT Galata and Istanbul Modern...
Ranked #23 of 1,115 things to do in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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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 July 18, 2013

Spent the morning in this lovely museum looking at works from the late nineteenth century (a lot of Impressionist type paintings), to very recent years. The works are displayed in airy white spaces with room to sit and contemplate. Thursday is free for Turkish residents but the museum was not very busy - a quiet change from the crowds in the better known tourist spots in Istanbul. Great value at 8 Turkish lire for a senior.

Thank Anne W
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

You really need to spend at least a whole day, if not several, to see all the Topkapi Palace has to offer. There are the buildings themselves with every wall decorated in the most beautiful tiles and with wonderful, richly painted domed ceilings, the amazing treasures inside - like an Aladdin's cave of gold and gemstones, and the tale of an opulent and exotic history which unfolds as you walk around the Palace and gardens, visit the harem and admire the lovely views across the Golden Horn,the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara.

The restaurant on the premises is a bit pricey but worth a visit for the view alone. , ,

Thank Valerie G
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Lots of diverse work in here, from Turkish artists to international. Priciest cup of tea I've ever had however to be expected from one of the few modern museums in the city - they do student discount so make sure you ask :)

Thank laura4000
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

I'm never really convinced by Modern Art and Istanbul Modern hasn't changed that. However I would go back here again and again just for the restaurant which served really lovely modern Euro/Turkish food with an amazing terrace that has fabulous views of Istanbul. (I couldn't figure out if you could get into the restaurant without buying a museum ticket).

The one piece of art that did stand out and captivate my attention was the "False Ceiling," which is intriguing and worth seeing.

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Great location but my guide book said it was free thursdays but this is only to Turkish citizens so it was 15 Turkish Lira. A large collection and mix of everything but was a tad disappointing compared to the excellent free exhibitions at SALT Beyoglu and Galata

Thank kuepper
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