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Istanbul Modern Museum
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Istanbul Small-Group Tour Including Dolmabahce Palace and Luxury Transport
Ranked #18 of 1,044 things to do in Istanbul
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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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2014

Ours was a group visit - 50 students aged 11 - 15 and 9 adults. The students all loved this attraction and would have been happy to spend a bit more time there. Security presence was high and guards followed the students around but this was not an issue as the students were interested and realised the value of the exhibits.

Visited March 2014
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“Great building, ok collections”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

The building is beautiful and the location is fabulous. The collections are nicely displayed and of various levels of interest.

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great museum with a beautiful view”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Great museum in the historic kabatas area with a beautiful view. A must see in istanbul for art lovers

Visited February 2014
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“Something new among the old..”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

When you tire of all the historic monuments, Istanbul Modern provides a glimpse of young, trendy and happening Turkey. Located in the old warehouse district on the water side, the museum is architecturally interesting and the collection is a real surprise. Turkish artists ...painters, sculptors, film producers, printers are all showcased in exhibits that are well displayed with excellent and informative explanations. The museum. Is really outstanding...think Tate Modern without the crowds. The museum restaurant with a large waterfront balcony and indoor seating is also excellent.

Visited February 2014
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Hsinchu County, Taiwan
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“Wonderful exhibition, and food!”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

The mordern works by Turkish artists are fascinating. The whole museum itself is appealing as well. However, another unexpected spot is the restaurant inside. Great food, great European & Asian view towards the sea, you also will not regret ordering the delicius dessert. Wonderful afternoon there!

Visited February 2014
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