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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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Fantastic panoramic view of Istanbul

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the tallest building in Istanbul. Make your way up to the observation floor on the 54th level to see spectacular 360 degree views over Istanbul... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the tallest building in Istanbul. Make your way up to the observation floor on the 54th level to see spectacular 360 degree views over Istanbul. Also great fun is the SkyRide (extra cost) - an amazing 4D helicopter ride which lasts for 10 minutes. We went early on a Saturday evening and had to queue... More 

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Strangely enough, we visited three years ago, it was a good shopping mall, with lots of outlets. Now, half of them are closed, the place looks deserted. Nothing special now. And you can find most of the outlets, that are still there in other places, or just in the streets of Istanbul.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

we decided to visit istanbul sapphire with our 2 kids and it was such so easy to locate from taksim metro station we stopped at levent 4 theres a sign in the underground metro leads you to sapphire tower the tallest in Europe. theres a shopping mall in the gound floor of the tower and an amazing 360 view of... More 

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

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

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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london
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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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