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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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  • The aquarium is great many specimens of fish and many optical effects problem that feels in pretty much all of the Turkey lack of qualified staff who speak English or french ansi scams like you takes your picture and no way to refuse after sell you the fake photo with photoshop amateur for a price that's not worth worth
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  • Learn from a friend about this wonderful place and naturally wanted him to visit!) Very nice and comfortable visit zone are distributed!) Beautiful scenery, great collection of fish!) We got a lot of positive emotions after a visit to the Aquarium! Still pretty cool that a shopping center adjacent to the Aquarium Aquarium Florian yaşam merkezi ve Alışveriş "! Naturally after was even and shopping!)) In the same shopping center a lot restorvjuanom, but we had dinner in the horoshomu restaurant "Brasserie Walkin", there is a beautiful view of the sea and a good kitchen!) All advise!) Successful trips and holidays!) Unfortunately I cannot share all the photos! (
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  • It's the 3rd time that I visit this aquarium, and it never fails to impress me! It's huuuuge, and the entry fee isn't expensive at all compared to its size( we paid 60L/person, which is about 17 $ ) I...  more »
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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