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Istanbul Akvaryum, Istanbul

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Aquarium · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • This Aquarium is not giving the value of entering fee. Other than big shark tank,nothing to see. Area is in poor condition. They mentioned have Amazon park inside but it is just there to be there...  more »
  • It was a very interesting and relaxing visit, we spent about three hours there and the aquarium exit connects with a shopping mall with a food court with Burger King, McD, Pizza Hut and a few other...  more »
  • Very nice aquarium. The kids loved it. So many details. Very well built and decorated. We've seen some kinds of fish that we've never seen before in the US
  • I loved it. It is a very good outing for families. The tour would talk around 2 hours plus. There are plenty of tanks and fish. It's fun and big. I wanted to have more interaction simulations or activities in the aquarium but unfortunately there was none therefore you could get tired or bored after awhile. The penguins was one of the highlights of the aquarium we love them. Also the rainy section was a different environment which is so cool to end the tour with. The tickets for non Turkish people is 125 Lira for adults and 50 for kids. Free for kids less than 2 years. The most impressive part is after we are done with aquarium you can get out to the mall from the exit door to eat in the food court or whatever. Also there is a huge lovely park by the sea Infront of the mall and aquarium where you can enjoy the rest of the day in. Loved the experience it was a rich day.
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