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Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium

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Address: Kocatepe Mah. Pasa Cad | Forum Istanbul, No: 5/5, Istanbul 34045, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 212 640 2015
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

EXPLORE AN AMAZING UNDERWATER WORLD!Experience one of the world's largest...

EXPLORE AN AMAZING UNDERWATER WORLD!Experience one of the world's largest Ocean Tanks! Don't miss the amazing views from the Sea Bed in our 83m long Ocean Tunnel.Be amazed by Europe's largest collection of sharks at Shark Kingdom. Marvel at the Bowmouth, Bonnethead, Grey Reef Shark, Zebra, Sand Tiger sharks and many more as they swim majestically overhead.Find out how it feels to touch a sea star and other creatures in our amazing Interactive Rock Pool Experience.With shark dives, diver shows, creature feeds and children's play area, there is plenty for everyone at Istanbul SEA LIFE Aquarium.

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Great effort, less attention to the fish

It is an amazing aquarium. However I would appreciate less show and more focus on the diversity and ecology, by training children on the preservation of life, not only the... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
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91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It is an amazing aquarium. However I would appreciate less show and more focus on the diversity and ecology, by training children on the preservation of life, not only the description and categories. Traffic was a big disappointment as the access is limited. Parking was easy.

Thank mariovic
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

It's ok but should have some professional staff who can explain about sea life like in other countries e.g KL Malaysia superb Aquarium....not too much sea animals...its enough to spend 20 minutes....

Thank waleed_raj
Tehran Province, Iran
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16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We went there with my family and we could buy the family ticket witch was more economic. At the entrance they took a picture of us and at the exit we paid for it and print the memorable picture. The aquarium was good with a brief information next to each animal. It was clean and we had no problem there.

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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Dont miss it if you want to spend remarkable times with your family Your child is gonna ask you so many questions be ready for that ;)

Thank Suleyman K
Didim, Turkey
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268 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Fantastic experience in here, never seen so many types of fish. Very well laid out with different parts of the world,as you walk through, very reasonable price.

Thank JohnStephenson009
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

for kids and families ,, good attractive place..rates around 7 - 8 euro per person..it is more joyfull for mostly kids..

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Definitely the best aquarium I've been to. The collection of fish is astounding and the cleanliness and good management of the establishment makes it worth the visit

Thank Arsalan A
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We was there, with couple of friends, absolutely by chance. the mall wasn't in the classic tourist guide and we took the underground metro to the mall and we found this aquarium. many diversity of specimens, you will never get tired by walking from room to room until you finish the tour. we purchased some souvenirs from the aquarium shop... More 

Thank Majed A
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

You can spend easily 3 hours in this amazing aquarium, based in Forum Mall...the kids are very happy and the adults as well...Many species of colored and non colored fish, sharks, huge stingrays and so on...The transparent tunnel is amazing, and you can see all the sharks passing above you with big and sharp teeth...You can find a cafeteria and... More 

Thank Irinel D
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Nice place you will really enjoy especially with family. IKEA is very near you can have a meal there and enjoy shopping.

Thank Ahmad M

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