Top 10 best shopping centers in Istanbul. Part 1


The capital of Turkey is well known not only for its attractions, but for also shopping. It is located in Istanbul Grand Bazar world’s largest indoor market. But today we want to tell you is not about it, submit to your attention the information on the best shopping malls of this amazing, huge city. So, in this article we presetn Top 10 best shopping centers in Istanbul

istinyepark1Istinye Park

Address: Istinye Park, Istinye Bayiri Caddesi 34460, Istinye – Istanbul

How to get there: from the station and Atatürk Oto Sanayi station Levent by bus 29B, 29P, 42, from the bus station Şişli № 29Ş


Istinye Park a place where you will find about 300 stores of the best local and international brands, Turkey’s first IMAX, plenty of cafes and exclusive restaurants (there are about 40).

It’s pretty well-known shopping pier as local shoppers and tourists. Contribute to popularity as a quite original, urban design shopping center, and a large number of shops of the famous brands. In addition, there are often held various festivals and exhibitions.

The shopping center offers to your attention such popular brands as Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Prada, Celine, Fendi, Hugo Boss, Max Mara, Zara, Boyner, Mango, MAC, Sephora, Sevil, Vakko, and Debenhams. Shops of the luxury class are located here.

But the glory of the shopping they say, first of all, the presence of boutiques Laksheri brands. The new collection of Burberry, Gucci, Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton appear first in Istinye Park, and only then they can be found in other shopping centers in Turkey.

So if you want to spend a great day of shopping, enjoy the expensive exclusive cars (in the parking lot just the same auto show) and have a great day – Visit Istinye Park

Kanyon IstanbulKanyon_Shopping_1

Location: Kanyon Büyükdere Caddesi No: 185 Levent, 34384 Istanbul, Turkey

How to get there: Walk from the Levent Subway Station


Kanyon – urban island in the traditional Istanbul – the building was designed as a canyon, with open areas and islands of plants. Perhaps one of the most famous and most beautiful centers in Turkey. It was opened in 2006, offering Shoppers 37,500 sq.m. of trade area.

Kanyon Istanbul has 160 stores from local brands and to the shops of world famous brands (Harvey Nichols, Vakko, GAP, Habitat, Intersport, Marks & Spencer, Wagamama, Douglas, Apple Store, Conbipel, Bebe, Max & Co and others). There is also a nine cinemas, a fitness center and plenty of cafes with surprisingly delicious food and excellent pricesIn addition, the disposal of the center 179 luxury apartments, 26 floors of office space.

The main architect’s idea was to connect different aspects of life – work, shopping and life at one point. Well, he succeeded in this for sure. The shopping center has won more than one award in the architectural world. Worth seeing creation, isn’t it? But on the advice of experienced shopper better plan your visit for the first half of the day, less people and large variety of goods (especially in the sale period)


Address: Nispetiye Caddesi, Ulus, 34337 Etiler, Istanbul Ulus Caddesi No: 3, Etiler – Istanbul

Getting there: walk from the Levent Subway Station, 15 minutes, or on taxi.

  Grand Bazaar - a place where you lose the track of time


Akmerkez is located in Etiler, near the Beşiktaş district – one of the favorite places to visit of the Istanbul’s elite. Here are a number of business districts of the capital of Turkey – Levent and Maslak.

This mall is probably the oldest shopping center of Istanbul (opened in 1993), and certainly the most decorated. In 1995, Akmerkez was chosen as the best shopping center in Europe that quite honorable. And in 1996, he was named the best shopping center in the world, besides it has been awarded international design awards.

It is a four story building, a total area of ​​180,000 square meters. meters. In it it fits neither more nor less – 250 stores. Among them, Zara, Mango, Ceyo, Kifidis, Mothercare, Jokerland, Benetton, Lacoste, Levi’s, Sisley, Beymen, VAkkO, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, New Balance and Nike, Derimod, Mudo. Apart from women’s, men’s and children’s clothing you can buy only a great textiles and gifts for every taste.

Trump Towers MallТрамп

Address: Mecidiyeköy Yolu Caddesi, No: 12 Şişli, 34388 Istanbul, Turkey

Getting there: Metro Station Şişli


Trump Towers Mall undoubtedly brought a whole new level of shopping in Istanbul. For the 5th largest in the world the existence of such city-level shopping mall – it’s just a must have.

And you can not go wrong, if a trade center name will remember you the name of the American billionaire Donald Trump. This is his brainchild, and the first open in Europe in 2012, the shopping they say under the brand Trump.

What may surprise you to Trump Towers Mall? The two towers (one for residential purposes, the second – actually he TC) height of 150 meters with a 39th floors dressed in a multi-million city and offers you 175 shops, entertainment and restaurants to suit all tastes. The total area of ​​the shopping center – 43 600 sq.m. But the main feature of this shopping mall – a focus on family shoppers with children. The mall Trump Towers Mall entire floor is reserved for shops, predstvlyayu products for children. Here we were introduced such brands as Crocs, Pure Jatomi Fitness Center, Gymboree.

Forum-istanbul-avm-magazalar1Forum Istanbul

Address: Kocatepe Mahallesi, Paşa Caddesi, Bayrampaşa, 34045 Istanbul, Turkey

How to get there: metro line Aksaray (aside Ataturk Airport) stops Forum Istanbul


So we got in our review to the largest shopping mall in Europe – Forum Istanbul. It only works 5,000, represented by about 280 national and international brands, and one-year the number of visitors has about 20 million. Impressive, is not it?

This giant is situated on 495,000 square meters near Bayrampaşa, 30,000 of which it occupies store IKEA. Here are such brands as Tepe Home, Saturn, Teknosa, Bimex, Boyner, YKM, C & A, M & S, Zara, and many others.

But that is not all. In the shopping center a huge Ferris wheel is located, which height competes with the famous Bosphorus Bridge, plus a bowling alley, restaurants, a cinema IMAX, an ice rink, a large aquarium and a variety of children’s play room.

It has its streets, boulevards, squares and fountains. In fact, this is sort of a town in a multimillion metropolis. So, here you will certainly find what to do and where to spend your money :)


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