Shopping in Istanbul is interesting and exciting adventure which never end, where the advantage of Istanbul that it is one of the largest world’s cities with its shopping centers which their number reach to 115 center, 22 of them is under construction. And also Istanbul has it owns celebrate her own shopping festival.
Following we will review five luxury shopping centers in Istanbul:
Kanyon mall, which means “valley” in English, in Levent area in Istanbul. The complex, which is four floors, consists of about 160 shops most of them are famous international brands, luxury and distinctive restaurants and cafes, as well as cinemas and a gym. Besides Kanyon includes a tower consisting of 30 floors, 26 floors of it above ground level, also it includes a residential group of 22 units. The complex was built on an area of 37 thousand square meters. It was opened in 2006.
Istinye Park mall is located in Sarıyer area in Istanbul. It was built on 270,000 square meters, it was opened in 2007 and it is one of the largest shopping malls in Istanbul, and therefore it brings together all the global famous brands under one roof. The complex features with a moving glass roof, which opens in the summer days and closes in the days of winter. The mall also contains a theater, 12 cinema halls, restaurants and wonderful cafes.
Ak Merkez mall is located in Besiktas area in Istanbul. Opened in 1993 and built on 180,000 square meters area, and consists of four floors, also contains inside it shops, restaurants and cafes. It is worth mentioning that the compound earned in 1995 the “Best Commercial mall in Europe” award and it also earned the “Best Commercial shopping mall in the world” award in 1996.
Forum Istanbul mall is located in Bayrampaşa District of Istanbul. Forum Istanbul was built on 495 thousand square meters, and it was opened in 2009. Forum Istanbul contains a huge aquarium, lounge ice skating, a center for intelligence toys, and a museum of snow, and it also contains inside it 265 stores, 15 cafe and 34 restaurants. Forum Istanbul is consider the largest shopping center in Turkey.
Cevahir Mall, which the Turks call it the Mall of Arabs because of the intensity of the Arabs who visit it, it is located in Sisli area in Istanbul. Cevahir Mall built on an area of 600 thousand square meters and consists of 6 floors and the complex includes about 350 different shops. Opened in 2005, and consider as the second compound in Europe and the eighth one in the world in terms of shopping space.
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