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“One of the best aquarium I've visited” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Istanbul Aquarium

Istanbul Aquarium
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$38.68*
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Istanbul Aquarium and Aqua Florya Independent Shopping Trip
Ranked #38 of 1,033 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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“One of the best aquarium I've visited”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Just don't miss it ;-) it's very nice you can even dive in the tank with the fishes and shaaaaaarks if you have the time and guts

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Too small”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

I just wanted to see it, but it's too small and nothing special about it.

It's expensive too, three persons for 88 TL and if you want to print a picture of you(taken at the entrance) you'll have to pay 20 more !!!

It might be good for kids only.

So don't waste your time/money.

Not recommended!!!

Visited November 2013
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Split, Croatia
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“Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

Nice aquarium, divided into different thematic sections.
Entrance fee around 10 euro.
Taxi station is in front.
It is at seaside cafe and food with great view.
Next to shopping center.
Opens at 10:00h.

Visited November 2013
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Kuwait
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“this what any aquarium should be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

it was not only an aquarium, but all kind of habitat types for fish and reptiles, we enjoy every single stop to view many living creatures, the only thing they couldn't have is a living creatures from the ice region, north pole or Antarctica, they just put a dummy statue for couple of these creatures, but all was excellent and enjoyable, every thing was deserved to be view, wonderful place and my kids enjoy so much

Visited October 2013
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“exciting place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

very good place for kids.. must view if your kids did not see yet similar location.. the cafe inside has also very good view and quality food.

Visited October 2013
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