Are you one of those travellers who always seek for the best views? Get the best, 360 degrees, views of Istanbul by visiting the Sapphire Shopping Mall. This state of the art building is listed among the tallest in the city, resembling an outstanding city landmark. It is found on the European side of the city in bustling area, which allows easy access.
From the top floor, get ready to observe some of the most imposing views you could ever imagine. Istanbul looks so gorgeous from above.
Our Sapphire Observation Deck experience forms one of the best options that view-seekers have while in Istanbul. Spend a joyful time in the shopping mall and get to admire the blending cosmopolitan atmosphere of Istanbul from above, as well as some of the city’s most notable sights.
You are free to visit the Sapphire Observation Deck on any day and time you want. More precisely, Sapphire Shopping Mall is open on a daily basis from 10:00 to 22:00, while the last admission to the observation deck is at 21:30. Please note that transfers are not included in the price. All you have to do is be there on any day and time you prefer, present your digital pass at the entrance of the observation deck.
About Sapphire Shopping Mall
In 2010, when the shopping mall was constructed and up until 6 years later, Sapphire was Istanbul’s tallest construction, as well as the 4th in Europe. It can be easily characterized as one of the city’s ultimate shopping destinations. Inside, visitors can stroll around the corridors and explore many local and international brands. Except from that, the complex hosts a variety of restaurants and cafeterias. Located in a charming area, in the city centre, Sapphire Shopping Mall is a frequently chosen venue for festivals, parties and other functions. Better still, on the top floor, the shopping mall features an observation deck from where you can admire the beautiful, yet bustling Istanbul.
Sapphire Observation Deck
Our Sapphire Observation Deck experience allows you to enjoy extraordinary views from a point that is 236 high. The shopping mall has at the very top floor a well-designed, sophisticated area from which you can get the maximum of what Istanbul has to offer. Surprisingly enough, observation is not the only thing you can do while on the top floor. In fact, there are cafeterias, restaurants, a photo booth with which you can snap some fantastic and thrilling photos, as well as a venue for events. Please note that the price includes also the entrance to the observation deck, while any food, beverages, or activities you may enjoy come at an extra cost.
Sapphire Shopping Mall is located in Kagithane district, which is easily accessible. You may access the Observation Deck via the ground floor of the shopping mall. As transfers are not included in the price, you may access the mall via taxi. Alternatively, if you are willing to use public transportation, there are multiple options. First, if you are coming from the European side of the city, you can use the M2 metro line, direction Yenikapi – Haciosman and get off at Levent stop. If you are coming from the Asian side, you can use Marmaray towards Yenikapi station, and then continue with the M2 metro line. Second, you can reach the Sapphire Shopping Mall with a bus. Some of the buses approaching the mall are 59RK, 63, 64Ç, 122H, 122V, 129L, 522N and E-3.
Sapphire Observation Deck: Tips
To access the observation deck, please present your digital pass at the entrance. As the views from the top are 360 degrees you might be interested to know the following. On the north, you can see the entire Bosporus Strait. On the east direction, you can see the 2nd Bosporus Bridge. On the south, you may observe the urban landscape of the city that is full of houses and skyscrapers. On the west direction, you can see one of the largest football stadiums in the country.
The views are to die for. I tried many different points in the city to get the best views, but this one is the best of them all. Had the admission for free as I purchased a city pass and I felt lucky I was able to go there. It’s the last floor of a shopping mall but it gives you a whole different perspective of the city. I could see the Bosporus, the bridge, and many tall buildings and houses. From up there Istanbul looks gorgeous without the traffic and the busy roads. I took many pictures, and this is the best place if you wanna snap your own!
Family friendly place, stunning views. Went there to see some panoramic views of Istanbul and our kids loved everything about this place. What was the best is that the top floor gives you a 360 views, with no interruption at all. We walked around and saw many things from sites to neighbourhoods. Kids got excited as we did. We did the afternoon visit so the lighting was just the right one for some photos. The mall is also interesting, many shops and super restaurants. I recommend this for some stunning views. Don’t miss it.