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“Great experience”
Review of Istanbul Aquarium

Istanbul Aquarium
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Istanbul Aquarium and Aqua Florya Independent Shopping Trip
Ranked #37 of 1,044 things to do in Istanbul
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Owner description: The Biggest Thematic Aquarium of the World İstanbul Akvaryum, where fish species living in the world’s seas can be seen, with the size of its travel route, thematic areas, a thousand square meter rainforest and interactive new generation technology compared to other aquariums in its field.Are you ready to travel on a route covering 16 thematic areas from the Black Sea to the Pacific Ocean and Amazon Rainforest by following a geographic route? Cultural, geographic, historical and architectural characteristics of relevant area, decorative items, interactive plays, sound and lighting, films and visual graphics where detailed information on that area are available in the thematic areas. Visitors can see sea animals belonging to these regions and get information about geographic and cultural characteristics of that region. What to Expect from İstanbul Akvaryum?Fish Feeding HoursIt is possible for you to watch this excellent show, during which our expert aquarists feed the most interesting living creatures of our aquarium. We look forward to seeing you at Istanbul Akvaryum, if you want to witness how Istanbul Akvaryum eat their meals by following fish feeding session.Amazon Rainforest in Istanbul…This section that makes the aquarium unique gives you similar feelings to Amazon rainforest. 5D CinemaThis special cinema in Istanbul Akvaryum that has the best motion program across the world takes the audience to different worlds with five movie options.Hurricane SimulatorYou will feel like you are in the middle of hurricane and live moments of excitement and adrenaline in our exclusively designed hurricane simulator. Mirror MazeYou will come across similar passages, endless reflections, thrilling dead-ends and new surprises at every corner while you are trying to find Mysterious Antique Totem of Amazon.Diving with Sharksİstanbul Akvaryum diving certificate is awarded to individuals, who dive after 30 minute diving activity in Istanbul Akvaryum, where diving with sharks and rays is possible in the main tank with a water capacity of 4 thousand cubic meters, which hosts 5 thousand creatures.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

I recommend you see these sea creatures its similar to the one in dubai and kualalumpor eexcept its much calm and quiet

Visited August 2013
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Vilnius, Vilniaus Apskritis, Lithuania
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“fish world”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Thats nice place, but I expected something bigger. Anyway, it is worth to visit place because you will have just perfect environment, because aquarium is on the sea side. You can have dinner there and after watching fishes just go for a walk in sea side :)

Visited April 2013
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“Very good facilities in The City”
Reviewed 24 July 2013

You have to see unbeliveable fishes in there. You have reserve minimum 4 hour for your self. Eat and fun with your familiy

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Both aquariums are excellent”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

There are two aquariums in Istanbul, one of them next to the Forum Shopping Mall (which is really good) but this one is huge and a lot more variety and species around the world from different oceans compared to the Forum one. Costs about 29 TL to get in.

Visited June 2013
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“Beautiful theme park”
Reviewed 16 June 2013

Hi everyone,
The aquarium is state of art with some wonderful collection of fishes from various seas. I was travelling with my 3 year old daughter and hence we had planned half day for this. We cud easily spot the free shuttle from Sultan ahmet which dropped us rt on the gate of the aquarium. Travelers must utilize this excellent facility which can be seen at their website. The aquarium is a very recent opening one and hence we cud get a promotional offer and got a group ticket for around 21 TL which was very good and our daughter got a free entry. Entering the place u can feel the modern setting and it starts with black sea to red sea to suez canal to panama and so many others and ends in a fantastic amazon theme area. It all takes abt 2-3 hrs to complete and then u get an entry in the aqua florya mall and with current Istanbul shopping festival it is a feast for the eyes. Don't forget to go to the balcony of the food court on the first floor and enjoy a lovely walk next to the promenade with the black sea. Extremely near to Ataturk airport u can see flights landing every few minutes. With summers coming hard way it is a great get away and a good learning experience for ur little ones.
Please go for it......

Visited June 2013
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