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İstanbul Modern, home to the city’s contemporary art collection, sits in a revamped warehouse on the edge of the Bosphorus, just in front of the Nusretiye Camii. The museum’s interior is all big, blank white walls and an exposed ventilation system, with picture windows giving views across the Bosphorus to the Topkapı Palace. The collection includes the best of modern Turkish art, as well as some intriguing video installations from foreign artists. There’s a reference library, a cinema showing arts and independent movies, and a trendy café with a terrace right on the edge of the Bosphorus.