An architectural marvel, the recently opened Istanbul Sapphire is Turkey’s first ‘green’ skyscraper and the country’s tallest building, with a height of 261 metres including the aerial. A 236-metre-high observation deck – the first in Turkey – offers visitors stunning panoramic views that take in the Bosphorus, both continents and many of the city’s famous landmarks. The multilevel Sapphire shopping mall houses nearly 150 popular domestic and international brands, from Mango and H&M to Mavi and Armani Jeans, along with a traditional market-style area selling local delicacies.
Istanbul Sapphire, Eski Büyükdere Caddesi 1, 4. Levent, +90 (0)212 268 8080