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Istanbul Modern Museum
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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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“Not my favorite”
Reviewed 16 November 2011

The building itself it pretty cool, but the collection is below average. The cafe looks like a great place to meet up with friends, family or colleagues. All in all, not the strongest art collection.

Visited August 2011
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“Funky afternoon”
Reviewed 11 November 2011

A good way to spend an enjoyable afternoon. Cafe has great views over the Bosphorous.

Visited October 2011
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“World class museum”
Reviewed 10 November 2011

Wonderful variety of media and modern art. Interesting special exhibits while we were there - very enjoyable.

Visited August 2011
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

We spent about an hour at the museum and felt it was more then enough time. Many interesting displays

Visited September 2011
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“Istanbul Biennial”
Reviewed 3 November 2011

Istanbul is a city with many culture background.. sometimes you feel European, other time Kurdish, other oriental, or Islamic.. and between all this rich culture varieties, you enjoy more and more the spirit and the culture of the City.

Walking in the street near Istiklal street watching the European houses, or passing by blue mosque and watching the Islamic architecture.. all this arts varieties around you let you feel the spirit of the inspiring Istanbul.
Istanbul Modern Museum is the place where you feel all this passing around you but with the modern arts of today.. The inside architect of the place is the same as Pompidou in Paris.

We went during the Istanbul Biennial .. it is really an inspiring Biennial as Istanbul.. Artists from around the world with different background.. as the spirit of the City.

After finishing your tour in Biennial or Modern Museum have a look on their Gift stores.. Unique.. don't forget to buy a great book about the museum or Turkish artists.. or maybe buy a gift designed by Turkish artist.

Istanbul Modern Museum.. is just your place to discover Turkish modern art and History with all the contemporary trends.. Enjoy.. and maybe later after buying your book or gift from their stores.. you would like to relax a little and have the chance to take a cup of Turkish coffee in their friendly cafe before moving to another place in the city.

Just enjoy the arts and another inspiring part of Istanbul culture.. Definitely, you will love it specially if you are an art lover.

Visited October 2011
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