Sapphire Observation Deck Istanbul

Normal ticket value: €15

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Free with Istanbul E-pass

Istanbul E-pass includes entry to Sapphire Observation Deck with 4D Skyride Helicopter Simulation experience. Show your E-pass at the counter and get in.

Istanbul Sapphire Observation Deck

Istanbul Sapphire is one of the tallest buildings in Europe and Turkey. The building is 260 meters in height. At the height of 231 meters, it has one of the highest observation decks in Istanbul. Observation Deck is located at the top of Sapphire Shopping Mall, where you can find famous brands and restaurants. We are sure that you have never looked at Istanbul from this point of view. From here, you can see Princes' islands, the Bosphorus, Asian and European sides of the city, bridges, even the Hagia Sophia Mosque.

The elevator to reach Istanbul Sapphire Observatory travels at an average speed of 20 kilometers per hour. When you get to the Terrace, Istanbul will be "under" your feet. You'll see buildings like matchboxes, people like ants. There are information boards to show the distances to popular cities from around the world. You can witness the view from behind the glass.

In 2020, Camlica Tower was built to function as Observation Deck. The tower is over 365 meters, but the observatory deck terrace is at 220 meters. It is located on the Asian Side of Istanbul. Sapphire Observation Deck is located at the European side of Istanbul and still the highest observatory of Istanbul for view terrace.

Things to do at Sapphire Observation Deck

Vista Cafe & Restaurant: The restaurant is on one upper floor of terrace. Combine the incredible view of Istanbul at 236 with rich and delicious menu options. It is the ideal address for prestigious business lunches, pleasant meetings and lunches - great attention from both Istanbulites and local and foreign tourists. Cafe offers fragrant hot coffee varieties, beautiful desserts and strong tastes of meat dishes. Don't miss unforgettable meals with the indescribable beauty of Istanbul.

Showtime Pictures: Have photographs that will make you smile by capturing your experience of the 360 Istanbul view at the 236-meters. It is located at the entrance of the Terrace with a green screen and costumed photo shoots. There is no obligation to pay for shoots. If you like you can get it at reasonable prices.

Skyride 4D Simulation:  Istanbul simulation gives you the chance to get closer to what is seen from the Observation Terrace. The helicopter simulation is departing from the Observation Terrace. Get an opportunity to fly over the glow of the Bosphorus, the enchantment of the Maiden's Tower, the splendor of Hagia Sophia, the mystery of the Topkapı Palace, the fire dances in the Basilica Cistern and the whirling dervishes takes you on a fascinating journey.

The Final Word

If you love heights, you will probably love visiting the Istanbul Sapphire deck. The majestic experience of seeing the whole of Istanbul from the terrace is a pleasure for the eyes. With Istanbul E-pass, you can enjoy the deck with 4D Skyride Helicopter Stimulation experience. So wait no more to enjoy a free entertainment-filled tour.  

Istanbul Sapphire Observation Deck Hours of Operation

Istanbul Sapphire Observation Deck is open everyday between 10:00 - 22:00
Last entrance is at 21:00. 

Istanbul Sapphire Observation Deck Location

Istanbul Sapphire Observation Deck is located at Sapphire Shopping Mall
Emniyetevleri Mh.
Eski Buyukdere Cd.
No:1/1 Kagithane – Istanbul

Important Note

  • Present your Istanbul E-pass at the counter to get access to Istanbul Sapphire Observation Deck.
  • Sapphire Observation Deck visit takes 60 minutes on average. 
  • Photo ID will be asked from child Istanbul E-pass holders.
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