Europe’s Tallest Building: İstanbul Sapphire

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Sapphire of İstanbul
Sapphire of İstanbul

İstanbul Sapphire, with its 261 meters height, is the Europe’s tallest building(except Russian territories).  Being a financial and trade center, modern skyscrapers started to build in the early 1990’s. Levent zone now became a skyscrapers hood. Modern sckscrapers changed this zones view, and now this zone is the most attractive center for financial and trade centers. Also zone hosts lost of shopping centers inside this sckyscrapers.

Sapphire of İstanbul is the newest one. Sapphire is not just a skyscraper, residence and shopping center, it is also a touristic place. This attraction point uses its height to impres its visitors.

Sapphire has a panaroma view terrace, which you may go up to the top of the building and watch the amazing wiev of İstanbul and Bosporus. This beautiful panaroma will be very exciting for you and watching the sunset over Bosphorus and İstanbul will take you away.

Sapphire at Night
Sapphire at Night

Also, there is a  4D Skyride in this terrace.  By this skyride, you will enter a 4D cinema saloon and make a virtual tour over İstabul by chopper. This experience is quite realsitic. You will fly across the Bosphorus Bridge, Maiden’s Towe, Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmet, Taksim Square and Levent. Tickets for the view terrace are about 15 Turkish liras  (~9 USD) if you buy the SkyRide it will be about 25 Turkish Liras (~15 USD)

Saphhire also has a shoping center, lots of brands and their concept shops are located at the entrance of the building.

Sapphire is located at Büyükdere Caddesi, levent, this street also hosts great shopping centers as Kanyon AVM, MetroCity AVM. Being a financial center, Turkey’s greater financial Instututions has their headquarters here.

If you are planning to visit İstanbul, you may get to Sapphire by using underground from Taksim, it is just ahed of the Levent Underground station .

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