The Sapphire Skyscraper in Levent
Rocketing 780 feet into the air, the Sapphire building in the modern neighborhood of Levent is Turkey’s tallest building. A cafe on the top floor and an open air viewing platform on the roof offer one of Istanbul’s most breathtaking views.
Other than from an airplane window, I’d figured that it was impossible to see the entire length of the Bosphorus Strait — from the Black Sea in the north to the Sea of Marmara in the south. But from the top of the Sapphire, you can see the whole twenty miles. Going up to the roof costs about $10, but it’s money well-spent.
|Other Posts You Might Like from Istanbul||...and Sri Lanka|
|The Rezan Has Museum||The Spice Bazaar (or Egyptian Bazaar)||Rumeli KavaII and Sariyer||Kandy's International Museum of World Buddhism|
June 25, 2013 at 8:00 pm