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Istanbul Sapphire

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Address: Emniyet Evleri Mah. Eski Buyukdere Cad. Levent, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
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Go directly to the 43 floor for the helicopter flight

Big shopping center with an amazing 4D helicopter journey thought Istanbul's best attraction! Seen this show like 4-5 times and I could go again, very good.. also the view from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Alexandroúpolis, Evros, Greece
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Alexandroúpolis, Evros, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Big shopping center with an amazing 4D helicopter journey thought Istanbul's best attraction! Seen this show like 4-5 times and I could go again, very good.. also the view from the windows is amazing, you have all Istanbul lying around you 360

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

360° terrace is definitely a must see sightseeing of Istanbul. Europe's tallest building, Istanbul Sapphire we show you the whole city from the 368 meters height. Once visiting the place, definitely take the helicopter simulation ticket as well, it is 5D and a real fun.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

It is high and the views deliver a sense of Istanbul's scale but it isn't a particularly quality experience. It is a long way from the centre and not worth making a special trip. The mall seemed a bit tired with empty shop spaces. There seemed to be one lift and the attendant was on his mobile all the time,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

It's at metro station 4. Levente and it's not so good for shopping but it's amazing the wax museum and the 360 view from the roof

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Apart from the diverse stores and restaurants in the food court, you really must go up to the observatory floor (up on the 54th)! For 18 TL per person, you can get the most beautiful, panoramic view of the city from the top of the tallest building in Istanbul. On that floor, there is a cafe where you can enjoy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I waited for a beautiful, crisp winter day before going to the top of Sapphire. (By the way, if you pronounce Sapphire as we do in English, many Turks won't understand - they pronounce it more like "Sa-fear") Tickets are 18TL or 15 for students - rather pricey but I was willing to see if it was worth it. It's... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It is really a great shopping center and what is make it amazing is the coffee at the top of the tower where you can have a panoramic view on Istanbul and sit and enjoy a meal in fabulous weather and atmosphere

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

On a rather high sea level, the view from the tower will give you probably all the view of Istanbul. You'll be able to spot the old city, the two bridges between the asian and european side, and even the 3rd bridge that is currently under construction. Inside theres a small restaurant which is a great place to dine high... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Friendly, clean, unbelievable breakfast and GREAT SERVICE. Will gladly assist you with whatever you need. Incredible location -- within very short walking distance to all sights and tram. English - no problem. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The view is breath taking from the 54th floor You can see Istanbul 360 degrees It's really a great experience Besides for having a romantic dinner.. This is the best place.... the view, the restaurant's atmosphere, and the delicious food I had the best dinner ever there... It was like a dream

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