In 2012 a huge aquarium in Antalya was opened, which has become the second largest in Europe and the fifth – in the world.
Antalya Aquarium has a tunnel of 131 meters long and 3 meters wide, that is considered to be the longest in Europe and the second longest in the world.
In the aquarium complex, which is located in the indoor area of 12 000 square meters, visitors can get acquainted with the inhabitants of the underwater world, and spend your free time.
Aquarium is divided by topic for 36 areas where you can see more than 10,000 fish and other inhabitants of the oceans.
On the territory of the aquarium complex you can find restaurants and cafeterias, school scuba divers and 5D-cinema, a huge children’s play center with an area of 1000 m2, the exhibition halls and entertainment centers.
The real highlight of the aquarium is the project “Snow World” – in the enclosed space of 1,500 m2 supported by subzero temperatures and snow falls. Visitors are issued warm suits in which they can take a ride on a sledge, playing in the snow, and even visit the house of Santa Claus and snow huts.
The design and overall concept of the aquarium was made by the Italian sculptor Benedetti.
The Mayor of Antalya believes that the aquarium complex in Antalya will be a symbol of the city and will make a significant contribution to the further development of the tourism industry in the region, as well as attract a large number of foreigners here, who, moreover, could be potential buyers of real estate in Turkey.