Istanbul Aquarium sits on Istanbul's coastline, mere minutes away from the city's airport. Opened in April 2011, this aquarium has received international praise due to its gigantic volume, diverse marine species and interactive displays. The aquarium boasts 64 tanks spread over 16 marine displays as well as one rain forest room that guides visitors from the creatures of the nearby Black Sea all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The two-story complex also contains three cafes and a restaurant for guests who become hungry after a couple hours of sightseeing. Round the trip off with a visit to the gift shop and pick up some adorable sea life plush dolls or other collectibles.
- Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM
- Nearest Train: Florya