Most Popular 10 Shopping Centers in Istanbul


Shopping malls are one of the best meeting points and entertainment areas in Istanbul. Some of them really operate as multifunctional living centers. People in Istanbul like spending time there. There are more than 400 Shopping Centers in Istanbul as of December 2020. We have listed the most popular and favored ones for you below:



1. Istinye Park

Istinye is one of the first shopping malls in Istanbul, the interior is spacious and the areas are wide. Its home to different tastes and needs with its open and closed shopping areas, it remains the only shopping center that offers all alternatives at the same time, with 147 clothing stores and 41 new brands entering the Turkish market for the first time, as well as multiple choice restaurants from the world cuisines.

With its glass dome and open green areas, IstinyePark offers its guests the comfort of indoor space and open space at the same time.

Built on a structure to offer different experiences in all areas of the center, Istinyepark pledges you a pleasant time with its enjoyable hours spent in the outdoor areas afforested, to make you feel yourself at home with friendships established with the neighborhood shopkeepers, to let you watch movies in the halls equipped with the most advanced technology, as an attraction center for children and a meeting point.

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2. Zorlu Center

Zorlu Center is known as “the meeting venue in the city” as it is located in Beşiktaş. Situated at the heart of Istanbul, Zorlu Shopping Mall is at a very convenient location in terms of transportation. All visitors coming from Ulus, Levent, Levazım, Barbaros and Zincirlikuyu destinations may reach Zorlu Shopping Mall by following direction signs.

Zorlu Shopping Mall is built on a land of totally 105.000 m² comprising a main court of 10.000 m² and a second court of 12.000 m² in addition to a leasable area of 73.000 m² which is home to approximately 205 stores.

It mostly offers luxury brands such as Vakko, Louis Vuitton, Burberry. Also, this shopping mall creates its own gourmet concept with original brands. In addition, Zorlu Shopping Mall offers an extraordinary movie experience to cinephiles with totally 8 movie theatres opened by Cinemaximum with a capacity of 1.212. 

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3. Forum Istanbul

Forum Istanbul is a shopping center located within the boundaries of Bayrampaşa district of Istanbul. 495 thousand square meters with a construction area of 175 thousand square meters of rentable space and carries the distinction of being Turkey's largest shopping center.

Forum Istanbul offers to its visitors an exceptional world with 286 national and international stores. In addition to that, it is also home to unique attraction centres like LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre, SEA LIFE Istanbul Aquarium FunLab, Joypark and Cinemaximum Cinema Complex.

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4. Aqua Florya

Aqua Florya is a recreation area located within the borders of Bakırköy district on the European side of the city. Aqua Florya has a total of 50.000 m² of leasable area, 145 stores, 1500 car parking area, 900 people capacity outdoor amphitheater, 11 movie theaters, 52.000 m² landscape and walking areas, exhibition-culture areas, 13.000 m² square, with open market place and wide brand options. 

This shopping mall has a new concept that will change the common mall apprehension. Aqua Florya Shopping and Life Center offers entertainment and shopping pleasure together. It incorporates İstanbul Aquarium, which is the biggest thematic aquarium in the world. In addition, cafes and restaurants with seaside views that offer delicious delicacies from different cuisines to the customers and the wide amphitheater where different activities are hosted are other distinctive features.

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5. Venezia Mega Outlet

Venezia Mega Outlet, which draws the attention thanks to its location, is situated in one of the hot spot with each access owing the to the Habibler-Topkapi tram line passing by the venue.

Carrying the outlet stores of world-famous brands over to the European side of Istanbul, Venezia Mega Outlet shos of as “the most prominent Italian style in Istanbul”. A venue where the Venetian dream has come true, the Venezia Mega Outlet is also place you can visit the famous San Marco Square, virtually!

The pleasure of shopping with gondolas is also offered in Venezia Mega Outlet. The brands lined up indoors offer their visitors the pleasure of shopping with their sky-themed specially designed ceiling architecture. It is unique in offering a combination of Venezia enjoy shopping Mega Outlet, in Istanbul in recent years as the most prominent among investment projects is implemented in the first place.

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6. Cevahir AVM

Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre has been welcoming the world’s leading brands since the first day such as Victoria Secret. Recently it has been home for one of the worlds best concept stores of Zara. As Istanbul Cevahir becomes a part of Istanbul’s social life with its first - time events, it also underlines the promise of pleasant shopping experience. It is also home to the second-largest clock in the world.

Turkey’s most enjoyable shopping mall Cevahir Istanbul, offers an impeccable experience to its guests with more than 300 brands that expanded 6 floorsand, 2500 vehicle parking lot. Cevahir Istanbul, with an area of 358 thousand square meters, is located on the famous Büyükdere street of Şişli.

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7. Kanyon AVM

Kanyon Shopping Center is a shopping center located in Levent district of Beşiktaş district of Istanbul. There is also a residence tower in the same building complex.
The complex consists of 4 floors and 160 shops, and there are many restaurants, cafes, bars, movie theaters and gyms. It includes not only these but also residences and offices. Besides 179 residences, the high structure of the complex consists of 26 floors reserved for offices. The complex that takes this name because its shape resembles a canyon is a shopping center consisting of open, semi-open and closed spaces.

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8. Vadistanbul

Vadistanbul Shopping Mall is one of the largest shopping malls in Turkey thanks to a total leasable area of 103 thousand 103 bin m². Vadistanbul, which boasts of a parking lot for 5,500 vehicles making it the second largest parking lot in Istanbul, is also distinguished for the ease of transportation.  

Vadistanbul blends shopping experience with satisfactory services comprised of more than 270 stores, entertainment venues and movie theatres. Acting as the new meeting venue of Istanbul with its wide range of gastronomic offers, Vadistanbul promises a joyful experience to its visitors thanks to its 760 meters long outdoor shopping avenue in addition to cafés and restaurants with a panoramic view of forest.

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9. Viaport AVM

It is located in the Asian side of Istanbul. Built over a total 365 thousand m2 space, Viaport Asia has become the heart of social life thanks to its 250 stores, 4000-vehicle carpark, amusement centres, cinemas and other facility addressing all other needs.

Designed in a street concept with its outdoor architecture, Viaport Asia offers the quality to its customers at affordable prices at its stores designed in an “outlet” concept. Offering an atmosphere in touch with the nature at the food courts situated by the lakeside away from the commotion of the city, Viaport Asia opens the doors to a natural life in touch with the peacocks, rabbits, dogs and cats.

One of the popular living centres preferred by families with children, Viaport Asia peaks the fun with the Ponny Club, Amusement Centre, bowling and cinema.

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10. Mall of Istanbul

One of Turkey's largest shopping, entertainment and living center Mall of Istanbul,  is located in Başakşehir district. Mall of Istanbul consists of 4 residence blocks, 1 office block, 1 hotel block and a shopping center complex.

Mall of Istanbul, offering shopping, culture, arts and entertainment under the same roof; Turkish and international exhibits of theatrical works and art lovers to meet the MOU the concerts of successful artists from each Stage, Europe's largest indoor amusement park MOİPARK, Turkey's largest cinema complex adds value to the shopping concept all over Europe mainly from Turkey with Cinetech.

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