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Top 13 Shopping Centers in Istanbul

Shopping centers are very popular in Turkey. There are many big ones in Istanbul. Most of them are located near Taksim Square. You can easily get there by public transport (bus, subway, taxi). They are usually open between 10am and 10pm.

1. Emaar Square Mall

Emaar Square Mall is Turkey’s biggest shopping mall with a total leasable area of 138,000 square metres, 415 stores, 52 restaurant, and a parking lot of 4,200 cars in a four storey car park. You can reach shops that will suit all tastes, enjoy the entertainments areas for both yourself and children while enjoying your meal and drink your coffee.

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Emaar Square Mall is one of the most popular places in Istanbul. It has many shops, restaurants, cinemas, hotels, and other facilities. The Emaar Skyview Viewing Terrace is a great place to enjoy the view of Istanbul. There are also residences and apartments available for rent. Address Hotel Istanbul is a luxurious hotel offering comfortable rooms and suites.

Emaar Square Shopping Center Address

2. Mall Of İstanbul

Mall of Istanbul, Turkey’s biggest shopping mall, is located in Başaksihir, one of the most developed areas of Istanbul. It connects Ataturk airport to the TEM highway. It is located on an intersection. It serves more than 350 stores and thousands of brand names.

Mall of Istanbul offers shopping, culture, and arts under the same roof. MOI-Sahne exhibits Turkish and world theater works. Europe’s largest indoor amusement Park MOIPARK offers fun for everyone. Cinema complex Cinetech adds values to the understanding of shopping across Europe.

Mall Of İstanbul Shopping Center Address

  • Address: Ziya Gökalp, Süleyman Demirel Blv No:7, 34490 İkitelli Osb/Başakşehir/İstanbul
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3. Istinye Park Shopping Center

Istinye Park Shopping Mall is located in Istanbul, Turkey. It has an area of 270 thousand square meters. There are 280 stores inside this mall. Construction started in July 2005. This mall was opened in September, 2007.

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@photo By Istinye Park

Green, eco-friendly, humanistic and eye for details are how you can best describe Istinye park. There are three waste collection centers and a waste oil collection center. Wheelchairs, locker boxes to leave your valuabes, baby buggies free, and an immediate tax refund are only a few of the thoughtful services provided here.

Istinye Park Shopping Center Address

4. Akmerkez Shopping Center

Akmerkez is an amazing shopping center. It is the best shopping center in Turkey. It won the title of best shopping center in Europe Europe in 1995 by ICSC. It was given the award for best interior design.

Akmerkez is a shopping center in Istanbul that is very famous because of the shops inside it. It includes restaurants, bars, supermarkets, clothing stores, shoe stores, electronics stores, jewelry stores, etc. The mall is located in Etiler district, which is close to the Beşiktaș district and also to the Business District (Levent) and Maslak districts. It opened its doors in December 1993 and is open between 10 am and 10 pm every day.

Akmerkez Shopping Center Address

5. City’s Nişantaşı

In case you enjoy being in the center of fashion, let alone shopping, you have got to see City’s in Nişantaşı, part of the Şişli district and very close to Taksim. City’s is a shopping center which blends in with the historical texture of the area.

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City’s concept is described as a Life Style Center. It sure deserves this stylish title, considering the variety of the stores, cafes, restaurants and the vital 24 hour six-storey parking service it provides to the populous area.

City’s Nişantaşı Shopping Center Address

6. Marmara Forum

Marmaray Forum in Bakirkoy Access to which is easy from every single point in Istanbul is the address for new experience and exciting times in Istanbul owing to 300 national and international brands and a 13,000 square meter entertainment and fun area over a 135,000 square meter leaseable area.

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@photo by Marmaray Forum

You can get on the subway in Zeytinburnu Station and can reach Marmara Forum by following Çobançeşme Koşuyolu Street. You can arrive at Marmara Forum by following up Ismail Araz Boulevard from Bakırköy Subway Station with a distance of 50 meters to Incirli Subway Station.

Marmara Forum Shopping Center Address

  • Address: Osmaniye, Çobançeşme Koşuyolu Cd. No:3, 34100 Bakırköy/İstanbul
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7. Forum İstanbul

The largest shopping center in Europe is located in Istanbul. It hosts the home decoration leader Ikea and one of Turkey’s biggest construction companies. There are many big brand stores such as MediaMarkt, Teknosa and Bimeks. Technology zone is led by MediaMarkt, TekNosa and Bimek. Sports brands include Intersport, Adidas and Nike. The largest shopping mall in Europe is situated in Istanbul.

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Forum Istanbul is situated on a total of 496,000 square metres area in Bayrampaša, Istanbul, Turkey. This shopping centre offers a rentable space of 177,245 square metres, and 287 domestic.

Forum İstanbul Shopping Center Address

8. Marmara Park Shopping Center

Marmara Park has an excellent position, near the metro bus station in Esenyurt, on the European side Istanbul. This mall is a popular shopping spot for shoppers and tourists who enjoy shopping and entertainment.

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Marmara Park Shopping Center Address

  • Address: D100, Çelebi Mehmet Cad. D:33A, 34515 Esenyurt
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9. Kanyon Shopping Center

As a four-storey shopping center located in the financial district of Levent, the 37.500 sqm shopping center has 160 stores among which Turkey’s and the world’s most selected brands, gourmet restaurants, cafes, a health and sports club and movie halls. Kanyon was awarded with the 2006 Cityscape Architectural Review Award in the “Commercial Built” category.

Kanyon Shopping Center Address

10. Galleria Shopping Mall

Galleria Shopping Mall In the 80’s Turkey faced a lot of social changes. The mastermind was the innovative Prime Minister Turgut Özal who recommended building such a shopping center since he was inspired by the shopping mall Houston Galleria in Houston, Texas, USA. Located on the seaside of the Ataköy suburb, Galleria was built on a covered area of 77.000 sq meters.

Galleria Shopping Center Address

11. Metrocity

A Metrocity shopping mall with 140 shops is built in the financial district of Levent. Roofs are made of fiberglass coated with Teflon. This makes them shiny and bright. M2 Metro line connection is direct.

Metrocity Shopping Center Address

12. Zorlu Center

Zorlu Shopping Mall is located in Istanbul, Turkey. It is built on a 105,000 square meter plot of land, including a main court of 10,000 square meters, and a second court of 12,000 square meters. There is also a leaseable area of 70,000 square meters, home to about 180 shops.

Zorlu Shopping Mall puts the focus on gourmet. Restaurants include Eataly, Jamie Oliver’s Italian, Tom’s Kitchen and Morini, along with local restaurants such as KÖŞEBİSAŞI, GUNAYDIN, FAR EAST and WELLDONED.

Zorlu Shopping Center Address

13. İstanbul Cevahir Mall

Istanbul Cevahir Shopping And Entertainment Center (Istanbul) was opened on Oct 15th, 2005. İstanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre has welcomed the world’s most famous brands since the first day, and recently it has become home for one of the world’s best concept store of Zara. As Istanbul Cevahir becomes a part of Istanbul’s society with its first-time events, it also underline the promise of pleasant shopping experience.

Cevahir Shopping Center Address

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