Istanbul Akvaryum
Istanbul Akvaryum
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This aquarium is home to 18 different themed zones covering various ocean and rainforest habitats over 2 floors, and home to over 1,500 species of aquatic creatures from around the world. Besides viewing and learning about marine life, catch live feeding sessions during certain hours of the day. You can also sign up for diving courses and dive with sharks in the main tank. Istanbul Akvaryum is located just southwest of Ataturk airport—inside the massive Aqua Florya Shopping Complex alongside a hotel and retail outlets. Tickets can be bought online, and it is also available on some Istanbul City passes – Tripadvisor
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Alex
Hong Kong, China447 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Really nice aquarium though the words of the displays are not in English.
1. The location is pretty far away from the city center, therefore, you are recommended to either take taxi (Use BiTaksi) or drive to there.
2. The rain forest section is pretty interesting, I have never been to an aquarium that has a rain forest section. When you enter the section, you can feel the moist immediately and it is like you are in Amazon rain forest.
3. Love the penguins, Cute penguins, gorgeous penguins. Wish I can contact them in a close range.
5. There are 5D movie house. In case you want to see interesting 5D movies, it is one of the place where you can go and see it.
6. The only downside is the displays boards are in turkish.
Written February 12, 2020
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CornishMaid89
Cornwall, UK330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Our visit here was one of the highlights of our holiday we loved every minute of our day here. Admission prices are quite expensive but once inside we weren't disappointed, so much to see with some remarkable sea creatures. Everywhere was well kept with the water in every tank being crystal clear. The penguin area was our favourite, the viewing dome area has them swimming literally on top of your head!

The only downsides for us were the food options which we felt were very expensive for what we had and then the gift shop! I'll never complain about gift shop prices here again, very over priced an 8 inch penguin was almost £30! Although it would of been nice for our children to have had a souvenir to remember their time here we have lots of photos which we've already looked through ten times!

Would highly recommend
Written August 13, 2023
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Nuri Kayacan
Istanbul, Türkiye144 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
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. No planning and good presentation
Written June 11, 2021
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AsadKhan
Islamabad, Pakistan208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
A Must Visit Place. It’s a huge double story aquarium located inside Aqua Florya Mall. Per individual ticket was 340 Turkish Lira. It is divided into various portions region/sea wise. There are total of 16 themes and one rain forest. It is Beautifully organised with thousands of water and land creatures. I especially liked the Rain Forest area. And off course the King Croc with its history was amazing to watch.
Written August 13, 2022
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Olya Zh
Istanbul, Türkiye105 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Aquarium doesn’t cost the money they are asking for. It is tremendously expensive and you don’t get satisfaction after all. Not too many fish, no turtles, no dolphins and mammals, poor amount of fish.
Plus we have Turkish IDs and they still charged us as foreigners. Not recommended.
Written June 24, 2022
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Carla S
New York City, NY120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This is a great place to take a child for an adventure under the sea. Ours was 2.5 at the time we visited, and he was absolutely enthralled. Healthy fish of all kinds roam the waters; capybaras dot the rainforest landscape, and penguins entertain in the polar exhibit. A day of pure joy was enjoyed by all.
Written February 13, 2020
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NABILAZZI
Ain Ebel, Lebanon39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
I visited this aquarium at the end of july .u can go there with free transportation when u buy ur ticket with hop on hop off agency.it is within a mall so u can visit the mall after finishing the aquarium.it is big with vaious kinds of fish.Beautiful decor inside. Large spaces.u can see sharks penguin turtles crocodile sting fish and hundreds of others kind. It takes about 2 hours to visit it edpecially taking pictures.At the end there is a shop selling beautiful souvenir of good quality.Then u can enter the mall to eat or buy clothes .i recommand this aquarium very much.
Written December 31, 2021
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Alaa Murad
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
An amazing place for both children and adults.

Real-life experience with fish, sharks, and other creatures.

It was the first time for me and the kids to see real penguins swimming and playing.

Being close to the fish under and above you and the children was exciting and worth trying.
Written September 6, 2021
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Alireza Masoumifar
Iran193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
it was my first abroad travel specially ISTANBUL . It's been a long time. As I recall, we drove from Aksaray to the metro to Kartal tepe.“ Turkuazoo Akvaryum“ it was a good experience, but now 2020 i think that there are a lot of aquarium in istanbul.
Written March 6, 2020
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Henry P
New York City, NY3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Perfect place to be with someone you love. Lot of perfect animals and spots to enjoy and take wonderful photos. Very good staff and polite. We ate strawberries with chocolate and they were unbelieveable. We will come again, that is sure.
Written April 9, 2023
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