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Istanbul Akvaryum, Istanbul

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#2 of 15 in Zoos & Aquariums in Turkey
Tour marine habitats from the Black Sea to the Pacific Ocean at Istanbul Akvaryum, home to over 1,500 marine species, from sea turtles and caimans to rays, piranhas, and blowfish. The recreated marine environments simulate the animals' natural habitats and provide a safe home for a range of strange and unusual creatures. If you have a diving certificate, you can join a dive with the sharks. The aquarium also features a gift shop and a restaurant, plus other attractions, such as a 5-D theater. Although outside the city center, the aquarium is easily accessible by bus or metro and includes plenty of parking for visitors arriving by car. By using our Istanbul vacation builder tool , you can arrange your visit to Istanbul Akvaryum and other attractions in Istanbul.
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  • We visited the Aquarium on 19/09/17. Nothing fancy about the place and the routes ok beautiful and attractive but for the price of £60 = €15 I expected more; too excessive for a journey that lasts not even 1 hour or so. Compared with the Aquarium that's nothing special.
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  • This aquarium is beautiful and takes about 1.5 hours to visit it. Amazon forest north and south poles are also simulated besides the fish.  more »
  • I say you go see my trophy idea. I like to work. Although the heads of some town called Santa Barbara CA bigger plunge through my idea doesn't trust this information live.
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