Art Walks - The Contemporary of Istanbul

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Art Walks - The Contemporary of Istanbul

Let’s explore the magnificent examples of art and culture in Istanbul together! Visit hidden galleries, see the artworks of Turkey’s most creative artists.

Duration: 4 Hours
Skip The Line:
Live Guide: English.
Pick-up Services: Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.


  • Stroll Istanbul’s coolest neighborhoods to discover the booming art scene.
  • See art by some of Turkey's most exciting artists.
  • Discover the hidden galleries of the Tophane and Karaköy neighborhoods.
  • Visit the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.

Full Description

Are you interested in art? If yes, this tour will take your attention because Istanbul is currently one of the cultural hot spots of Europe. In this tour, we will be strolling through Istanbul’s coolest neighborhoods and discover the traces of booming contemporary art with a local art professional. We will meet in front of Galatasaray High School. We will walk on Istiklal Street and visit some of the leading art institutions in Istanbul. We will continue with a visit to SALT Galata which is a place providing access to thousands of print and digital resources; spaces dedicated to research. Also, it is used for workshops; an exhibition and conference hall: as well as the Ottoman Bank Museum. After SALT Galata, we will walk on the narrow streets of Beyoğlu and discover the hidden art galleries of Tophane and Karaköy neighborhoods. On our way, we will visit the Pera Museum offering diverse examples of high-quality culture and art service. Finally, we will end up with the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art which was built in 2004 on the shores of Bosphorus. It is an important place leading modern and contemporary art exhibitions.



  • Entrance Fees.
  • Professional Guidance in English.
  • Pick up Service from centrally located hotels.
  • Drop-off Service.

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby.


Know Before You Go

  • This tour is not available on Mondays.

About your Host

Istanbul Walks

Istanbul Walks is Tour Operator that organises Daily City Tours and Walking Tours in Istanbul and Turkey with its company owned vehicles. We are licensed as “A Group No 6174” from the ministry of Culture and Tourism...
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Customer Reviews

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Calvin - January 23, 2019

Very knowledgeable tour guide. 

Beverly - July 17, 2019

I always thought the Taksim/Pera region as a shopping street. I saw a lot of nice cafes, restaurants, bars etc… I did not realise these galleries. A well street where could not promoted well.

Laurie - March 19, 2019

How much could be a piano? 500USD? 1000USD? The price of the piano which has been exibited on Pera Museum is just 1 glass of Rakı and 1 portion bluefish. :) Check its story.

Jimmie - April 28, 2019

For the things which have been done for art pricesless. Me and my brother enjoyed so much. Istanbul is not just a shopping city. Tamper the small city guide to explore the differences. Also during our tour we explored some secret gem hotels near Galata Tower. Next year has been planned.

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