The collection at this privately funded gallery dedicated to contemporary art, can be hit and miss, but the setting is impressive (Karaköy pier in a former naval warehouse). It is also symbol of the city’s burgeoning creative class and a barometre for just how much Istanbulites are prepared to pay for a cup of coffee. The gallery restaurant is a wonderful location for drinks or dinner priced to match the surrounds.

Istanbul Museum of Modern Art,
Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. Liman İşletmeleri
Sahası Antrepo No: 4, 34433 Karaköy,
Tel: +90 212 334 73 00

Open: Tues-Sun 10am -6pm; open till 8pm Thur. Closed Mon & some public holidays.