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“Nice place to visite”
Review of Istanbul Aquarium

Istanbul Aquarium
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$41.51*
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Istanbul Aquarium and Aqua Florya Independent Shopping Trip
Ranked #35 of 1,061 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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“Nice place to visite”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Its very nice place to visite you can see alot of thing from sharks to amazon fishes, but need more gidenes tour and polar animals.

Visited October 2012
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Cairo, Egypt
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A beautiful day in a beautiful place”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

it was recommended by some friends living in Istanbul, took the train from Sirkeci till Floria Station and then walked for about 20 minutes. The place is nice and there are 5 desks selling the tickets, the ticket is 29 TL.
it is simply showing most of the water surfaces on the planet in a nice way, the place is big and the tour took time, it contains various kinds of fish and marine creatures and a good portion of information is given in front of every section. i recommend visiting this place, it really worth the visit.

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Istanbul Aquarium”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Great place, nice mixture of history and nature. About the only detraction is the rip-off 'Labrynth' thing halfway through, pushed as a must see but in fact its an extra charge for complete garbage. If they did not have that there I would have given full marks. Such a pity

Visited January 2013
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Beirut, Lebanon
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“The Oceans and the Seas in one Aquarium!”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Istanbul is the home for two aquariums and we went to the one in Florya as it is the newer, bigger and more organized as per our guide advice. What I liked about this aquarium is that you enjoy seeing all the fish and sea creatures in an organized and informative way as it is divided into sections for 16 different seas and oceans. You'll also find some nice souvenirs on your way out.

Visited November 2012
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TEHRAN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice and well desined !”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

We enjoyed being there ! Everything there was great . We were there for more than 3 hours and not tiered yet ! So many kinds of fishes to see was amazing and really good experience . Seaside restaurants were nice too . The section of amazon was interesting too .

Visited May 2012
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