Istanbul Modern Museum

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6 expert recommendations



Housed in a superb old dockside warehouse—very much in keeping with the industrial aesthetic of the Tate Modern in London—the Istanbul Modern opened to much excitement in December 2004.


Fodor's Tick Choice

The permanent collection tells the story of modern Turkish art... while a top-notch program of temporary exhibitions features significant local and international contemporary artists. Full review →


Let's Go

Though almost every corner in Beyoğlu has its own gallery, Istanbul Modern is the place to get a taste (or a filling meal for the soul) of the city’s contemporary scene Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Its stunning location on the shores of the Bosphorus and its extensive collection of Turkish 20th-century art make it well worth a visit. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

The Museum of Modern Art of Istanbul, which occupies a former customs' warehouse on the banks of the Bosphorus, was designed by architect Monica Bonvicini. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

One of the most significant openings in the city's recent history. Full review →

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