4 Best Aquariums in Istanbul

Discover Istanbul and its grandiose aquariums

Istanbul's Top Aquariums to Visit

Istanbul has unique and grandiose aquariums that display thousands of gorgeous and stunning sea animals. A dazzling array of marine life awaits at these awesome, family friendly attractions. Here are the 4 best aquariums in Istanbul to visit.

Istanbul Aquarium

Istanbul Aquarium is the world's largest thematic aquarium, where fish species living in the world's seas can be seen, with the size of its travel route, thematic areas, 1000 m2 rainforest and interactive new generation technology compared to other aquariums. All creatures living in Istanbul Aquarium maintain their life under conditions that are similar to their natural environment.

Istanbul Aquarium is an official member of World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. This incredible complex also has a shopping mall and a five star hotel.

Sections: Istanbul Aquarium is divided into different sections with different themes so that everyone can find the place for themselves.

  • Amazon Rainforest
  • 5D Cinema
  • Hurricane Simulator
  • Mirror Maze
  • Diving with Sharks

Sea Life Istanbul

Sea Life, which is one of the most important attractions in Istanbul, is the biggest aquarium in Europe. It has 29 aquariums hosting different inhabitants of the sea world including sharks, giant stingrays, piranhas and octopuses. The aquarium has one of the longest underwater tunnels in the world.

Sea Life is not just an aquarium, but also a dynamic and interactive entertainment centre designed for the whole family's leisure.

Thematic Galleries;

  • Rainforest, coastal cliffs, Black Sea, touch pool, deep Mediterranean, dangerous and weird, docks and piers, caves, underwater tunnel, Great Barrier and Indo-Pacific Reefs, discovery zone.

Viasea Aquarium

AViasea Aquarium, the world's first climate themed aquarium, hosts thousands of undersea creatures and magnificent reptiles living in different climate zones. The aquarium, which presents the history of the Bosphorus to its visitors in chronological order, is the first large exotic underwater zoo in Turkey with its Crocodile Park and Bird Paradise units.

Emaar Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Go deep in the fascinating world of the oceans. A new aquarium experience is awaiting visitors at Emaar Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. Tropical creatures from all over the world will make you discover the underwater world from close up.

Istanbul's Top Aquariums to Visit
Sea Life Aquarium, Istanbul