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    15 Best Shopping Centers and Malls in Istanbul (Insider Tips)

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    Istanbul Shopping Centers and malls are Istanbul's most popular shopping spots and one of the best meeting places and entertainment areas in Istanbul and Istanbul. In addition, there are more than 200 modern shopping centers in Istanbul and its surroundings. Some of them are really huge and include the best shopping centers and malls in Europe.

    The 15 Best Shopping Centers and Malls in Istanbul Insider Tips 2023 - Turkey Life

    Top shopping mall on European side in Istanbul

    1. Zorlu Center in Besiktas

    Zorlu Center AVM is located in the center of Istanbul, within walking distance from Levazım and Zincirlikuyu. The Zorlu Center is a multipurpose complex in the district Besiktas in istanbul, Turkey, which includes an upscale shopping center, a five-star Raffles hotel and a Cinemaximum megaplex, as well as residences and offices. It is not only the most important shopping mall in Istanbul but also in Europe, positioning itself as one of the most attractive malls.

    The mall has more than 200 shops, 40 cafes and restaurants. It includes stores from luxury brands such as Beymen, Atelier Rebul, Vakko, COS, Moncler, Bulgari, Pomellato, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Lanvin, Dior, Miu Miu, Burberry, Tory Burch, Michael Kors and Valentino, as well as Turkey's first Apple Store . Beymen's largest store in the center occupies an area of ​​around 10.000 square meters, which is filled with "every fashion item imaginable, from ready-to-wear to couture, from cosmetics to home accessories, from men's fashion to women's fashion, from accessories to books and designers who are not available anywhere else in the city.

    Zorlu Center also offers many international restaurants and cafes including Eataly, Jamie's Italian and Tom's Kitchen as well as several fast food restaurants.

    Address : Zorlu Center, Levazım, Koru Sokağı No:2, 34340 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey

    2. Istanbul Forum in Bayrampaşa


    Istanbul Forum is the largest shopping and residential center in Europe. 495.000 square meters, 286 domestic and foreign brands. Cinemaximum cinema, Funlab entertainment world, Atlantis bowling alley, Tiox entertainment center, Flyride helicopter simulation and sandcastle plus large custom playground.

    Shops in the mall: interior design and furniture stores such as IKEA and Koçtaş in Forum Istanbul; Electronics stores such as Mediamarkt, Teknosa, Bimeks; Sports stores such as Intersport, Decathlon, Adidas, Nike, Puma; There are clothing and accessories stores such as Boyner, YKM, H&M, Pull&Bear, Bershka, Mango, Colin's, Stradivarius, Marks & Spencer, Zara.

    Among the entertainment units covering a total area of ​​30.000 square meters in Forum Istanbul, Cinemaximum Cinemas with 10 halls and a capacity of 2450 people, Funlab Entertainment Center, Atlatis Bowling, Tiox Entertainment World, Turkey's First Giant Aquarium Turkuazoo, First Thematic Park Jurassic Land, Sihirli Eller Children's Club .

    Address : Forum Istanbul, Kocatepe, Paşa Cd, 34045 Bayrampaşa/İstanbul, Turkey

    3. Istinye Park in Sariyer

    Another important participant of Istanbul Mall is Istinye Park. All luxury brands can be found here, as well as all major chain stores. This is a nice center, very bright, with a large food court and a cinema. 

    There are around 300 shops on 90.000 m2 in the large shopping center Istinye Park in Sariyer. One of the general characteristics that differentiates this project from other shopping centers is that some shops are located outside.

    Address : Istinye Park, Pınar, Qatar Cd No:11, 34460 Sarıyer/İstanbul, Turkey

    4. Metrocity in Levent, Besiktas

    MetroCity AVM, is a modern shopping mall located on Buyukdere Avenue in the 1. Levent financial and business district of Istanbul, Turkey, with direct connection to Levent Metro Station.

    The mall includes premium shops, fashion, cinemas, entertainment, food and event areas.

    Address : Metrocity, Levent, Buyukdere Cd. No:171, 34330 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey

    5. Cevahir in Sisli

    Cevahir Alışveriş Merkezi in Şişli designed by architect Minori Yasamaki has a total of 6 floors, almost 300 shops, an area of ​​358 thousand square meters.

    You can reach Cevahir AVM from the “Şişli” exit after getting off at Şişli-Mecidiyeköy station of Yenikapı-Hacıosman (M2) metro station. There is a direct connection to the shopping center from the train station.

    Address : Cevahir Avm, 19 Mayıs, Buyukdere Cd. 136/22, 34100 Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey

    6. Kanyon Shopping Mall in Levent, Sisli, Besiktas

    The Kanyon Shopping Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 22:00 p.m. There are many restaurants, cafes, bars, cinemas and gyms in the complex which consists of 4 floors and 160 shops. Not only that, it also includes apartments and offices. In addition to 179 apartments, the high structure of the complex includes 26 floors reserved for offices. The complex, which bears this name because its shape resembles a ravine, is a shopping center composed of open, semi-open and closed spaces.

    Address : Kanyon Shopping Mall, Levent Mah, Buyukdere Cd. No:185, 34394 Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey

    7. Mall of Istanbul in Basaksehir

    A huge mall with many different shops. In addition to a wide range of shops, there are many options for eating or sitting. The atmosphere of the mall is very nice and it is very nicely decorated. But for the shopping trip you should do a lot Time plan on.

    Address : Mall of Istanbul, Ziya Gökalp, Süleyman Demirel Blv No:7, 34490 İkitelli Osb/Başakşehir/İstanbul, Turkey

    8. Akmerkez in Etiler, Besiktas

    The Akmerkez Shopping Center has four floors and was voted "Europe's Best Shopping Center" and "World's Best Shopping Center" in 2003. The mall features more than 244 retail, boutique, fashion, movie theater, entertainment, dining and event spaces.

    Address : Akmerkez AVM, Nisbetiye, Ulus Caddesi No:3, 34340 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey

    9. Carousel Shopping Center in Bakirkoy

    The Carousel Shopping and Life Center is a modern shopping mall opened in 1995 in Bakirkoy, Istanbul, was opened. Its neighbor is a shopping center Capacity. The 76.500-square-foot mall features 117 stores, fast food outlets, restaurants, cafeterias, entertainment centers and movie theaters.

    Address : Carousel Shopping Center, Zeytinlik, Fisehane Cd. No:5, 34140 Bakırköy/İstanbul, Turkey

    10. Galleria Shopping Mall in Atakoy

    Galleria Atakoy Shopping Mall is a shopping mall located in the Ataköy district of the Bakırköy district of Istanbul. This is the first mall in Turkey. It is 45 minutes from Partition and 90 minutes from Kadikoy .

    Address : Galleria Shopping Mall, Ataköy 1., Kennedy Cd., 34158 Bakırköy/İstanbul, Turkey

    Top malls on the Asian side in Istanbul

    11. Emaar Square in Uskudar

    The Emaar Square Shopping Center in Uskudar is one of the most popular shopping malls in Istanbul with over 490 indoor and outdoor stores of various brands, as well as entertainment areas such as Cinema, Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, FunLab and Virtual Reality Room.

    Address : Emaar Square Mall, Ünalan, Libadiye Cd. No:88, 34700 Uskudar/İstanbul, Turkey

    12. Capitol in Altunizade, Uskudar

    Premium shops, fashion, cinemas, entertainment, food and event areas.

    Address : Capitol AVM, Altunizade, Mahir İz Cd., 34662 Üskudar/İstanbul, Turkey

    13. Viaport Asia in Pendik, near SAW Airport

    amusement centers and cinemas. Designed in the street concept with many stores and discounters. A leisure center for families with children, with a pony club, entertainment center, bowling alley and cinema. 10 minutes drive to Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW).

    Address : Viaport Asia Outlet Shopping, Yenişehir, Dedepaşa Cd No:19, 34912 Pendik/İstanbul, Turkey

    14. Palladium in Atasehir

    Shops, fashion, cinema, entertainment, gastronomy and event areas. children's area

    Address : Palladium AVM, Barbaros, Halk Cd. No:8 D:B, ​​34746 Ataşehir/İstanbul, Turkey

    15. Viaport Marina in Tuzla

    Very good mall, open street concept, there are many fast food restaurants, cafes and various shopping stores.

    Address : Viaport Marina, Cami Mh Balıkçılar Sokak U Blok 20 U, D:226, 34940 Tuzla, Turkey

    Frequently asked questions about shopping and shopping in Istanbul

    1. Is shopping in Istanbul good?

      Istanbul is a shopper's paradise. The selection of shopping centers and malls is huge. There are dozens of large and small shopping malls on the European side of Istanbul alone.

    2. How many malls are there in Istanbul?

      There are now more than 20 large shopping centers and malls in Istanbul.

    3. What is cheaper in Turkey than in Germany?

      Turkey is a paradise for shoppers and shopaholics. Many products are made domestically, so they are much cheaper than ours.

    4. How much do clothes cost in Turkey?

      As elsewhere, the price of clothing and shoes in Turkey is highly dependent on the brand.

    5. Which is the biggest mall in Istanbul?

      Istanbul Forum in Bayrampasa. Forum Istanbul is the largest shopping and residential center in Europe.

    6. What shopping opportunities are there in Istanbul?

      Besides the malls listed above, there are many bazaars in Istanbul, like the Grand Bazaar and the Egyptian Bazaar.

    7. What's the best way to get to them Shopping centers in Istanbul?

      The quickest way to get to a mall in Istanbul is by public transport.

      Important! Use of public transport requires IstanbulCard with the assigned HES code.

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