Best Shopping Centers in Istanbul

This is obvious that if someone is visiting Istanbul and shopping for making memories. Istanbul E-pass is providing you a detailed free guide to some of the famous shopping centers of Istanbul. Do not miss the chance to get beautiful things for your loved ones.

Updated Date : 17.03.2022

Shopping Centers (Malls) in Istanbul

Istanbul is famous for its history, nature. Istanbul is getting more than 15 million foreign visitors yearly. At the same time, Istanbul's population is 16 million. These numbers make Istanbul a big market for Global brands. There are a lot of famous brands in Istanbul at many shopping malls. Local brands have become popular in the last few years. Approximately 150 modern shopping malls are entertaining the people in Istanbul. We have prepared a list of the most preferred ones in Istanbul.

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Cevahir Shopping Mall

Located in the heart of the city center with its six floors and 230 shops, Cevahir Shopping Mall is one of the biggest shopping malls that attract one of the highest numbers of visitors per day in Istanbul. The restaurants that you can taste different cuisines, game areas for the kids, and incredibly convenient excess with the metro system make Cevahir Shopping Mall attractive for most travelers who come to Istanbul.

Visit Information:Cevahir Shopping Mall is open every day between 10:00-22:00

How to get there

From the old city hotels:

  • Take the T1 tram to Kabatas station.
  • From the Kabatas station, take the funicular to Taksim.
  • From the Taksim station, take the M2 metro to Sisli station.
  • From the Sisli station, there is a direct entrance to the shopping mall.

From the Taksim hotels:

  • Take the M2 metro to Sisli station.
  • From the Sisli station, there is a direct entrance to the shopping mall.

Cevahir Shopping Mall

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Istinye Park

With more than 300 shops and the land of 270.000 square meters, Istinye Shopping Mall is one of Istanbul's most famous and luxurious shopping malls. International brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Hermes and restaurants with gourmet meals are amongst what you can easily find in Istinye Shopping Mall.

Visit Information:Istinye Shopping Mall is open every day between 10:00-22:00

How to get there

From the old city hotels:

  • Take the T1 tram to Kabatas station.
  • From the Kabatas station, take the funicular to Taksim.
  • From the Taksim station, take the M2 metro to ITU-Ayazaga station.
  • From the ITU-Ayazaga station, Istinye Shopping Mall is within walking distance.

From the Taksim hotels:

  • From the Taksim station, take the M2 metro to ITU-Ayazaga station.
  • From the ITU-Ayazaga station, Istinye Shopping Mall is within walking distance.

Istinye Shopping Mall

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Kanyon Shopping Mall

With its location close to the city center and easily accessible by metro, Kanyon Shopping Mall serves its customers with international brands and delicious meals. There are more than 120 shops and 30 different restaurants in Kanyon Shopping Mall.

Visit Information:Kanyon Shopping Mall is open every day between 10.00-22.00

How to get there

From the old city hotels:

  • Take the T1 tram to Kabatas station.
  • From the Kabatas station, take the funicular to Taksim.
  • From the Taksim station, take the M2 metro to Levent station.
  • From the Levent station, there is a direct entrance to the shopping mall.

From the Taksim hotels:

  • From the Taksim station, take the M2 metro to Levent station.
  • From the Levent station, there is a direct entrance to the shopping mall.

Kanyon Shopping Mall

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Zorlu Center

The center of Shopping and luxury, Zorlu Center, is one of the newest shopping malls in Istanbul with international brands and luxury restaurants. With its famous performance center quite popular in the city, Zorlu Center is also relatively easy to access with its central location.

Visit Information: Zorlu Center is open every day between 10.00-22.00

How to get there

From the old city hotels:

  • Take the T1 tram to Kabatas station.
  • From the Kabatas station, take the funicular to Taksim.
  • From the Taksim station, take the M2 metro to Gayrettepe station.
  • From the Gayrettepe station, there is a direct entrance to the shopping mall.

From the Taksim hotels:

  • From the Taksim station, take the M2 metro to Gayrettepe station.
  • From the Gayrettepe station, there is a direct entrance to the shopping mall.

Zorlu Shopping Mall

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Emaar Square Mall

One of the newest and most prominent shopping malls of the Asian side of Istanbul, Emaar Shopping Mall, is the center of luxury. Aside from international brands and famous restaurants inside, with its theme aquarium, Emaar Square gives many different entertainment options for its visitors.

Visit Information: Emaar Square is open every day between 10.00-22.00

How to get there

From the old city hotels:

  • Take the T1 tram to Kabatas station.
  • From the Kabatas station, take a ferry to Uskudar.
  • From Uskudar, it takes 10 minutes by taxi to Emaar Square.

From the Taksim hotels:

  • Take the funicular from the Taksim Square to Kabatas.
  • From the Kabatas station, take a ferry to Uskudar.
  • From Uskudar, it takes 10 minutes by taxi to Emaar Square.

Emaar Shopping Mall

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Forum Istanbul Shopping Mall

As well as more than 300 international brands, Forum Istanbul Shopping Mall also attracts visitors with its venues such as theme aquarium and Legoland. Forum Istanbul is also famous for its more than 50 restaurants to taste Turkish or international foods.

Visit Information: Forum Istanbul is open every day between 10.00-22.00

How to get there

From the old city hotels:

  • Take T1 to Yusufpasa station.
  • From the Yusufpasa station, change the line to M1 metro to Kocatepe station.
  • Forum Istanbul is within walking distance to Kocatepe station.

From the Taksim hotels:

  • Take the funicular from the Taksim Square to Kabatas.
  • From the Kabatas station, take T1 to Yusufpasa station.
  • From the Yusufpasa station, change the line to M1 metro to Kocatepe station.
  • Forum Istanbul is within walking distance to Kocatepe station.

Forum Istanbul Mall

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Palladium Mall

Located on the Asian side of Istanbul, Palladium may be a good option for travelers staying on the Asian side with its famous international brands. You can easily find what you are looking for in Palladium with its more than 200 shops.

Visit Information: Palladium is open every day between 10:00-22:00

How to get there

From the old city hotels:

  • Take the T1 to Sirkeci station.
  • From the Sirkeci station, take the MARMARAY to Ayrilikcesmesi station.
  • From Ayrilikcesmesi station, take M4 metro to Yenisahra station.
  • From the Yenisahra station, Palladium is within walking distance.

From the Taksim hotels:

  • Take the M2 metro to Yenikapi station.
  • From the Yenikapi station, take the MARMARAY to Ayrilikcesmesi station.
  • From Ayrilikcesmesi station, take M4 metro to Yenisahra station.
  • From the Yenisahra station, Palladium is within walking distance.

Palladium Mall

The Final Word

There are approximately 150 modern shopping malls in Istanbul to visit. Above mentioned shopping malls are famous, and their locations are very suitable for you as a visitor. In addition, Istanbul E-pass provides you a free tour of famous attractions of Istanbul.

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