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Istanbul Akvaryum, Istanbul

(4.2/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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. Using our international travel planner, Istanbul attractions like Istanbul Akvaryum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Many types of fish type before making the trip time available abound, you tee or won't your music. Login to very expensive natural environment.
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  • First class family place enter different prices start from about 40 to 80 pounds is equipped for disabled upstairs suitable pond lighting Summit reasonable heat cool basement see fish like her at the bottom of the ocean, but the heat is high and about the main tub tubs different types take 2-3 hours Imaging round but tiad Division 30 km to Ataturk great Süleymaniye Mosque dialogue facilitated but blow you day trips unless you go early.
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  • We went without expectations but really surprises. Atmosphere very well achieved. All very well explained up to history. The children are surprised and can spend long time watching on the depth or the surface fish and sharks. In addition there are penguins and a rain forest. It has clean, put bathrooms where they sell food and water because children can be long. To go back and see it in detail. Good souvenir shop.
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  • Organised into thematic rooms, it's an interesting place for both children and parents. The aquarium is huge, so you might feel tired by the end of the route if you have little children.
  • Pros: Quite fun for different age groups. Verity of fish tanks shapes and sizes. Different themes. (Ice, ship, Amazon, etc...). Cons: Not very big collection of sea life. No funny eels.
  • Gives good experience to children's and adults. I wouldn't visit Istanbul without taking my kids there.
  • Nice place, had an issue when I stepped in, one of the staff told us not to go in unless they take a picture, I found that unacceptable, I will volunteer if I want to pose and wait for a picture, so I decided to refuse that, and the staff member told me it's a requirement, still I found that not my free decision, so I wanted a refund, only then they allowed me to pass. Yet inside we had a great time and saw wonderful creatures
  • Great place. Informative. Joyful. Excellent for kids