The contemporary art world is changing rapidly and as the political and economical centers shift towards the East, the production of art and the creative markets are following them. Istanbul is currently one of the cultural hot spots of Europe and it is often seen as a gateway between Western and Eastern culture, and the galleries in this city feature the work of some of the most exciting artists from Turkey and beyond.
In this walk, as we stroll through Istanbul’s coolest neighbourhoods, we will get a chance to discover the booming contemporary art scene of Istanbul with the help of a local art professional. After meeting in front of Galatasaray High School, we will start off walking on Istiklal Street and visit some of the leading art institutions of Istanbul. We will continue our way through the narrow streets of Beyoglu and find out about the hidden art galleries of Tophane and Karaköy neighbourhoods. Enroute we visit Pera Museum offering an outstanding range of diverse high-quality culture and art services.
We will finish our tour at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey’s first private museum to organize modern and contemporary art exhibitions, which was founded in 2004 and occupies an 8,000 square meter site on the shores of the Bosphorus.
Highlights: Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Pera Museum, Art Galleries
Departure point: Pick up from centrally located hotels in Istanbul
Departure time: 01:00 pm
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
Return details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 05:00 pm
Cancellation is not possible in the last 24 hours. There will be no refund for any unused portion or any tour program.