Explore the unbeaten path with the 'Contemporary Istanbul' tour. Visit the art museums like Istanbul Modern and private museums like The Museum of Innocence...
- Istanbul Modern Museum
- Pera Museum
- Museum of Innocence
Istanbul may be recognized for the historical monuments and being located on top of two continents but the city has always been the melting pot of civilizations, cultures, history and arts. Since East and West literally meets in Istanbul, many galleries are opening day by day in Istanbul to satisfy the tourist and the sophisticated locals of the city. Most important one among them are the Istanbul Modern and Pera Museum. Beyoglu Street which is very close to Pera museum frequently hosts galleries of Contemporary arts and we will be updating your itinerary before booking this tour. The highlight of this trip will be the Museum of Innocence, which is a novel by Orhan Pamuk, Nobel-laureate Turkish novelist published on August 29, 2008. The book is an account of love between a wealthy businessman Kemal and a poorer distant relation Fusun during the period 1975 to 1984 in Istanbul. Pamuk has established an actual "Museum of Innocence", based on the house described in the book and displays a collection evocative of everyday life and culture of Istanbul during the period in which the novel is set. You will return to your hotel after visiting this less touristy museum.
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