Sapphire Istanbul

In the Levent area of Istanbul, there is a tall building called Sapphire. It is currently the tallest building in Istanbul, although that could very much change with the constant new construction sites in Levent and Maslak.

Anyway I was surprised that a lot of tourists I spoke with are not aware of Sapphire. You can go to the very top of the building and see a great view of Istanbul. It is not advised for those of you who fear heights 🙂 I have to say though that it remains to be one the of the best things I have visited in Istanbul, coming in second on my list after Topkapi Palace. So if you are thinking of things to do in Istanbul try a trip to Sapphire. Make a day of it as their  is also a shopping mall on the ground floor. It is also an experience taking the lift to the top as your ears pop as if you were on a plane!

Here are some pics.

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  1. This brought back memories….all the way from when I was a toddler, and my parents brought us to Turkey for just a few days. The sights really imprinted on my memory (though my family seems to have taken no pictures of our travels when we were young)–it was so magnificent and different that I can still see the images today.

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