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Istanbul Modern Museum

Open today: 10:00 - 20:00
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Temporary and permanent exhibition halls, photography gallery, cinema 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...more
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AsmalImescit Mahallesi | Asmalımescit Mahallesi, Istanbul 34430, Turkey
+90 212 334 73 00
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Reviewed 2 days ago

we were looking forward to both the art and the architecture but unfortunately the museum had to move for renovations - still worth the visit and we saw good street art on our way there

Thank dekoker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this museum. It has recently relocated from Karakoy to Pera so be aware of that. It is housed in a lovely old building, well structured and includes works of art by Turkish and international artists. I really enjoyed the various exhibits and installations....More

Thank M F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best museums in İstanbul by far as far as the curator and theme are concerned. The view is also amazing

Thank nihan19721969
Reviewed 5 June 2018

We were visiting Istanbul the last week of May 2018 and when arrived in the spot of the map where the museum was supposed to be...it wasnt! They relocated Istanbul Modern to a very cozy building very close to the American Consulate and the Pera...More

1  Thank Papapeyi
Reviewed 15 May 2018

A very relaxing gallery with great exhibitions, well worth a visit and drop by the restaurant. Currently a bit tricky to find as it is behınd a constructıon site you have to walk through, and not directly visible from the road.

Thank thefareast
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Located currently in a construction area which hardens the accessibility. Modern impressive building on the Bosporus . Beautiful and surprising selection of modern Turkish art works. Museum is very friendly, spacious and airy.

Thank ramidov
Reviewed 14 March 2018

When we had our fill of ancient history, we headed to Istanbul Modern to see the exhibit "Artists in Their Time". It was a comprehensive and exciting exhibit. I love Anselm Kiefer and was happy to see Moganthau Plan up close. The restaurant was excellent...More

1  Thank Kristin C
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Really enjoyed this museum. It's not included in the Istanbul Museum Pass, however worth the TL30 entrance fee. Lots of striking modern art on show, mostly by Turkish artists, so lots of stuff you will be unfamiliar with if you are from overseas. Lovely light...More

2  Thank Bob A
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Enjoyed our visit here during our Holiday. The space was lovely though the downstairs was closed :-( getting there was fun, catch the tram to bacilar and get off and walk up, don't be put off walking down the street with works going on. Quality...More

Thank Aurora S
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

I walked past twice. The construction going on has really hidden this place (that and I missed the big red sign). Walk down to what looks like a building site and turn right to get to the entrance (see picture). Once inside enjoy the collection...More

Thank Kym B
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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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Dan L
10 May 2018|
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Response from Tuncko | Reviewed this property |
It is open in its new place
11 April 2018|
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Response from Tuncko | Reviewed this property |
The museum is closed at the moment for about a year or more due to new building construction. They moved it to a smaller building in Beyoglu area, check their web site for new address.
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15 August 2017|
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Response from mrbaker1917 | Reviewed this property |
It is very inexpensive: 25 Turkish Lira (about 7 usd) for adults; children under 12 are free; youths and elderly, 14 lira.