Looking for some modern art in Istanbul, Turkey? There is one location you cannot ommit – in Beyoğlu, one of the city parts on the European side, you’ll find the İstanbul Modern. Close to the place where cruise ships are anchoring in Istanbul a new museum has opened in 2004. In a building looking like a warehouse modern art is presented on 8.000 square meters.
The idea of having such a place for art goes back to the year 1987 and the International Istanbul Biennial exhibition, but it lasted more than 15 years until the project could be realized. Today you’ll find a good art museum at the shore of the Bosphorus which offers even some possibilities to relax if it is too hot in the city.