Istanbul Aquarium is a leader among other worldwide aquariums because of its vast volume and variety of marine species and the activities it offers along its 1.2km “travel route”. Visitors follow a geographical path that has 16 themes plus a rainforest that lead them from Black Sea to the Pacific Ocean and all living creatures here are maintained in conditions as close as possible to their own natural habitat.
The Istanbul Aquarium is spread over 2-storeys on an area of 22,000m2, has a total of 64 tanks holding 6,800 cubic metres of water, the special themed areas cover 6,000m2 and house around 15,000 land and marine animals from 1,500 different species.
Other attractions here include two 15-person 6-axle 5D cinemas offering 7 separate films that have amazing systems with life like effects such as wind, fog and water. There is a large gift shop, 3 cafés along the travel route and a restaurant with views of the ocean on one side and the Panama Canal on the other, and offers parking facilities for 1,200 vehicles.
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