Are There Big Malls in Istanbul ?

Outstanding trademarks of the world, the most actual movies, the most delicious tastes and the most enjoyable conversations can be found in Cevahir Shopping Center. Cevahir which opened its doors in 2005in in Sisli, aims to become one of the important centers of life along with being a center of shopping, entertainment, culture, art and social life.
Under its roof, there is a big stage for shows and other events, 12 cinemas including a private theatre. It has also a cinema for children, several other entertainment facilities, and a bowling hall. A small is part of the entertainment area. The building’s 2,500 m2 (26,910 sq ft) glass roof carries the , with three metre (10 ft) high digits. The car park has a capacity of 2,500 cars. 5,000 service people are employed on the property. Three floors of the shopping are connected directly to the metro line.
Istinye Park
The most important characteristic that separates Istinye Park from other shopping centers is that it includes a shopping avenue inside. You can find the most famous products of the world on this avenue. You can travel to this avenue with your car, park it on the valet park and do your shopping in contentment. There are butchery, greengrocery, fishmonger and spice seller shops on Pazar Yeri which was built under the influence of the Ottoman Architecture in the center. The concept of Istinye Park is a sum of the Istiklal Avenue, Abdi Ipekci and Bagdat Avenue. There are analogues of these three avenues. Along with famous avenues of Istanbul, the spirit of the Grand Bazaar and Ortakoy are also reflected in Istinye Park in the form of an open bazaar. There is not supermarket in here contrary to turkish shopping centers. Suleymaniye Mosque is one of the parts of the silhouette of Istanbul which took on an Islamic character after the conquest.
Forum Istanbul Shopping And Life Center
Turkuazoo is Turkiye’s first giant aquarium over 8.000 sqm. We display over 10.000 sea creature including sharks, gint stingrays and groupers, piranhas and octopus in 29 different exhibits. The largest holds 5 million liters of water. A moving walkway takes our visitors through 80 meter long underwater tunnel / an underwater safari.  It is a walk on the ocean floor just as a deep-sea diver would see it. Braver visitors can even go for a dive with sharks. Presenter talks and shows take place every hour. Watch the sharks and fishes fed by the divers. Turkuazoo is situated within Europe’s largest and newest shopping center Istanbul Forum / Bayrampasa. Easily accessable from every part of the city by taxi, bus or metro.
Turkuazoo offers fun for every member of the familymall-of-Istanbul
Forum Istanbul Shopping And Life Center
Multi Turkmall’s, one of the biggest real estate development companies of Europe, seventh project in Turkey, and the first in Istanbul, Forum Istanbul will open its doors in November 17. Forum Istanbul, located in Istanbul Bayrampasa on a total construction area of 495.000 square meters, will be both Turkiye’s and Europe’s biggest shopping and life center along with its 175.000 square meters of rentable area and its 265 brands, national and international. Loan of Forum Istanbul, whose foundations were laid in May 24, 2006 was provided under the leadership of Euro Hypo. Forum Istanbul’s construction, during the global crisis period which affected the world, was completed through an investment value of 750 million Euros.
Among the lessees of Forum Istanbul are; IKEA, providing service in an area of 29.500 square meters and Turkuazoo, turkish’s first giant aquarium, established on an area 8.000 square meters. Forum Istanbul hosts 12 different bands of the home furniture field, including IKEA , Praktiker and Tepe Home, in a total area of 46.000 square meters, Forum Istanbul, having a total technology area of 11.500 square meters lead by brands such as Teknosa and Bimeks, along with Satürn’s very first store in Turkiye, aims to provide service to not only Istanbul residents but also to tourist visiting Istanbul, with its national and international stores such as Boyner, YKM, C&A, Mudo, Marks&Spencer and Zara, its restaurants and its 5.000 capacity car park. French sports store Decethlon is also now in Turkiye via Forum Istanbul, through its store of 5.000 square meters. Forum Istanbul Shopping And Life Center which will open the way to a new life in Istanbul also through both its architecture and its permanent works of art, is located at the connection point of the E5 and TEM motorways.
Mall-in-IstanbulHistoria Fatih Shopping and Life Center gathers fashion, taste and fun thanks to its atmosphere that is integrated with historical texture of the peninsula. It offers a bright and spacious shopping environment to its visitors, with its open-air cafes, fountain pool on the ground floor and the glass cage ceiling that brings the sunlight in. Historia serves wide range of services from clothing and accessory to home decoration, from cafes to technology and food markets. Historia that has alternative food and beverage for everybody.
The closest stop of Tram lines to Historia Fatih Shopping Centre is Haseki. You can arrive to Historia from the ways which goes to Vatan Street after getting out of Haseki tram stop. It’s just 5 minutes by walking. You can easly arrive from the every point of historical peninsula even in walking distance to some hotels in Aksaray district.
Galleria Atakoy reflected the changing face of Turkiye in the late 1980s and became a symbol of modern life with the stores selling a wide range of goods, most of them imported, cafés and restaurants, which made going there a popular day out. At weekends in particular, people rushed to Galleria from all over the city and the world for shopping for all international brands. Due to its close to Ataturk Airport and Atakoy Marina, Galleria was also very popular for tourists. For several years, Galleria was without any competitor, but it blazed a trail down as other shopping malls were opened in Istanbul.
Galleria attracts with its 140 stores on two floors an average of 1.2 million visitors monthly. The complex housed Printemps, the renowned  French department store, in the beginning. It hosts upscale turkish stores, features fast food restaurants and cafeterias, entertainment centers, movie theaters, bowling alley and ice skating rink. The shopping mall has a covered car park for 2,000 vehicles.
In 1990, Galleria was judged the world’s most outstanding mall by the  International  Council of Shopping Council (ICSC) for sophisticated blueprint design, rapid construction, and unique structural features.
It is on Sahilyolu, Atakoy – Bakırkoy, Istanbul
It is right in the heart of Istiklal Street, attracts the attention of people with its special architecture, has 41 shops, you can find many brands in here too, even in walking distance to the hotels in Taksim.
It is on Istiklal Avenue.


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