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Istanbul Modern Museum

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Address: Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi | Liman Isletmeleri Sahasi Antrepo No: 4, Istanbul 34433 , Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 212 334 7300
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Temporary and permanent exhibition halls, photography gallery, cinema hall,...

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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Wonderful Modern Art!

Istanbul Modern is one of our favourite museums in Istanbul. Most people think of Istanbul as a historic city, and so they visit the archeological and other historic sites, but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Istanbul Modern is one of our favourite museums in Istanbul. Most people think of Istanbul as a historic city, and so they visit the archeological and other historic sites, but there is so much contemporary art going on all the time in this amazing city. We try to visit the modern whenever we can. Each new exhibit is well worth... More 

Thank mrbaker1917
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want to see a more modern side to the Turkish art scene, the Modern is an excellent art museum that provides interpretative commentary in many languages with a headset. A bit eclectic and a welcome change from all the ancient attractions of Istanbul.

Thank Todd B
Hong Kong
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best museums I've been to for a long time for it's unique collection of mainly contemporary art in a great space overlooking the Bosphorous. Delicious latte and lemon cheesecake in the cafe. A thoroughly wonderful afternoon. Near Karakoy renovated district with small cafes and boutique shops. Fab Sunday afternoon outing.

Thank Ash69HK
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know if there is a better located museum in the whole world! What a glorious view! It was a sunny day and the sea with the islands and the Topkapi Palace in the background was most impressive. The museum itself is fabulous. I enjoyed the temporary exhibits as well as the permanent ones. A must-see!

Thank Deborah S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is innovative in its design and exhibition offerings. It also has great views towards Topkapi Palace, and has a lovely restaurant. There were a range of art and film/video exhibitions on today, and all were well-curated. Well worth a visit!

Thank Hooggenoeg
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is really nice and definitely worths a visit at least once or even more. The atmosphere is huge and so convenient to walk around and see different art forms and visual arts of long lasting exhibitions and the fast changing ones. I visited the museum a couple of times already. I highly recommend this museum to everyone who... More 

Thank EmreEnsari
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this museum is one off the best modern art museum in the world i think and every time i have been in istanbul .i have been visiting this museum , and i recommend it to all person like modern art

Thank hmosh
Tbilisi, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,737 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you get tired of the historical sights of Istanbul and you will feel that you are tired of antiquity, come and take a look at contemporary art in Istanbul Modern. The museum presents modern art. There are a lot of great pictures made of different materials. In the facade there is a cinema, in which an art house, a... More 

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Vasteras, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The modern art museum was quite ok, and nothing to really get overly excited about. Although it is a great place to view on a rainy day, that way you won't get bored.

Thank suzsal
Palm Springs, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this museum during our last day. It is not so big so I highly recommend to include during your visit to Istanbul.

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Sitting pretty with an age-old air about it, Karakoy is situated on the European side of the Bosphorus at the mouth of the Golden Horn. Perhaps the city’s most historically significant area, it’s currently one of the most happening parts of town as well. Here street vendors and alfresco fish restaurants line the banks of the Horn where the views of major attractions across the water rival Karakoy’s own key attractions, such as the iconic 14th century Galata Tower and the Museum of Modern Art. A major hub for local and international waterborne traffic, Istanbul’s commercial and maritime heritage remains as relevant and evident as ever in Karakoy. Commuter ferries mingle with luxury cruise liners at its busy port, ensuring a continuously cosmopolitan flow of people..
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