Shopping Malls in the beautiful city of Istanbul are not only about buying products or normal shopping experiences. In fact, shopping centers in Istanbul are entertainment centers at the same time. You can spend a whole day in one mall of the best malls in Istanbul! In addition, Istanbul does not only have shopping malls but also has some of the oldest markets in the world such as the Grand Bazaar which is the oldest covered market in the world and has thousands of shops that sell different Turkish products such as antique clothes, accessories, and many more.
As Shopping centers in Istanbul nowadays include food courts, restaurants, cafes, cinemas, aquariums, entertainment activities, and many more, now you can have meals from different cuisines in malls. You also can meet your friends or watch a movie there. So if you wonder where to shop in Istanbul and would like to know about Istanbul’s best shopping and entertainment centers, then this article is for you. We are going to focus on the top 10 shopping malls in the European side of Istanbul.
Located in Istinye, a neighborhood of Sarıyer, Istinye Park is one of the most luxurious shopping malls in Istanbul. The mall opened in 2007 and is home to 280 stores. The mall has many shops and stores of elite brands such as Chanel, Luis Vuitton. In addition, elegant restaurants and cafes such as Caffe Nero, Dolce, Far East, Günaydın Köfte, and Masa.
Mall Of Istanbul
Mall Of Istanbul which is one of the best malls in Europe is located on TEM highway in Başakşehir. It is a grand mixed-use real estate project, comprises luxurious residences and an awesome shopping and entertaining center. The mall hosts hundreds of Turkish and International brands. There is a free shuttle bus that runs between Mall Of Istanbul and Ikitelli Sanayi metro station. In addition, there is an under-construction metro station that is located just right next to the mall ( Masko station on M9 line), therefore the mall also has great real estate investment opportunities.
Istanbul Cevahir AVM
Istanbul Cevahir Shopping Center is located in Şişli-Mecidiyeköy in Istanbul. The mall has the second-largest clock in the world! one of the main advantages of the Istanbul Cevahir mall is that it has direct access from Şişli-Mecidiyeköy Metro station. Cevahir shopping mall used to be the biggest mall in Europe and the second biggest shopping mall in the world.
212 Outlet Center
212 Outlet center hosts the outlet stores of many Turkish and international brands. The mall has different advantages such as cheap prices and close proximity to Atatürk Airport in addition to free indoor and outdoor car parking area with a capacity of 3500 vehicles. 212 Outlet is located next to Basin Express highway which connects the most Important two highways in Istanbul; E80 TEM highway and E5 Highway which is has a Metrobus line. Therefore, the mall is reachale easily by Busses and private cars.
One of the best Malls in the West of Istanbul, Marmara Park is an elegant shopping mall located just right next to the Metrobus station of Beylikduzu which makes it easy to reach the mall by Public transportation. In addition to hosting stores of world Brands, restaurants, cafes, cinemas, and other entertainment activities, the mall also has extra services that make its visitors have a nice shopping experience in the European part of Istanbul. Services in the mall include wheelchair rental, dry cleaning, mosque, lockers, baby changing room.
Vadistanbul Alışveriş Merkezi
One of the biggest and mixed-use shopping centers in Istanbul and Turkey. Vadistanbul Alışveriş Merkezi has the first private Havaray in Turkey which is a short monorail line connecting the Vadistanbul mall to the Seyrantepe metro, has the capacity to carry 3500 people per hour. The mall is located in Sarıyer district which is a central business hub in Istanbul. The mall also has residences for rent and residences for sale in Sarıyer.
A luxurious mixed-use complex that consists of a shopping and entertaining center, residences, offices, and a 5-star hotel. Zorlu Center is one of the newest shopping centers in Istanbul. Located in Besiktas, Zorlu Center is a home for elegant fashion brands such as Tiffany& Co, Fendi, Dior, Sevan, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Valentino, Saint Laurent, Burberry, Cavalli, Michael Kors, Moncler, Mont Blanc, Vakko, Dolce&Gabbana, and Sponza. In addition, the Mall of Zorlu Center hosts branches of international restaurants some of which were presented to the Turkish market for the first time through Zurlo Center such as Jamie’s Italian, Eataly, Tom’s Kitchen, and Morini.
One of the largest and Top shopping malls not only in Turkey but also in Europe. Forum Istanbul is located in the Bayrampaşa district of Istanbul which is easily accessible by public transportation. One of the main features that distinguish the mall is that it has a Sea life aquarium. The shopping mall made its debut in 2009 and hosts awesome varieties of stores, restaurants, cafes, and entertainment activities.
Aqua Florya Mall
Surely one of the best shopping and entertaining centers in the European part of Istanbul, Aqua Florya Shopping Mall has various unique advantages that distinguish it from other shopping centers in Istanbul. For example, the mall is located just on the coast of the Marmara sea. Therefore visitors of Aqua Florya Mall can enjoy a glamorous Seaview from different spots including cafes and restaurants with traces. In addition, the mall contains one of the main tourist attractions in Istanbul which is Sealife Florya Aquarium which has the biggest thematic aquarium in the world. The mall is adjacent to Florya Park which an access from the mall.
Venezia Mega Outlet
One of the most luxurious and beautiful malls in Istanbul. Venezia Mega Outlet with its artificial water canals and Ornamental Pools makes visitors feel the vibes of the beautiful Italian city of Venice and the famous San Marco Square. The mall has outlet stores of world-famous brands. Regarding transportation to the mall, the Habibler-Topkapi tram line passes by the venue. In addition, there will be a Venezia Mega Outlet station of the metro line to be connected to Yesilkoy Atatürk Airport.