Shopping Malls in Istanbul
The Akmerkez complex covers an area of 180,000 m² and is comprised of a
four-storey shopping area, with two towers offering 14 and 17 stories of
office space, and a third tower with 24 stories of residential areas. The
shopping area, offering visitors close to 250 stores, is spread over a
triangular area connected to the surrounding main roads through 3 atria.
There are 41 escalators, 2 panoramic elevators and 30 elevators providing
greater speed and easy access for visitors.
The Grand Bazaar (or Covered Bazaar, Kapalıçarşı in Turkish) in Istanbul is
one of the largest covered markets in the world with more than 58 streets
and 4,000 shops, and has between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. It is
well known for its jewelry, pottery, spice, and carpet shops.
Cevahir Shopping Centre
Cevahir Shopping Centre, opened on October 15, 2005, is a modern shopping
and entertainment center located in the Şişli district of Istanbul, Turkey.
Called also Şişli Kültür ve Ticaret Merkezi (Şişli Cultural and Trade
Center). Cevahir Mall is the largest shopping mall in Europe, and the second
largest shopping mall in the world
Kanyon is a multi-purpose complex in the Levent financial district of
Istanbul, Turkey, which consists of a shopping mall, a 30-floor office tower
(26 floors of which rise above Büyükdere Avenue level) and a 22-floor
residential block. It unites 179 residential apartments, an office tower and
a 160 store retail space (covering an area of 37,500 m²) to undulate around
a dramatic architectural “canyon” since its debut in June 2006.
Metrocity features 140 stores offering international and domestic labels,
variety of restaurants and cafeterias on 4 floors with a covered area of
60,000 m². There is a MMM Migros supermarket, a department store and a
strong food court. The complex’s parking lot has a capacity of 2,500 cars.
Galleria Ataköy, the first modern shopping mall in Turkey, is situated in
the western suburb of Ataköy, İstanbul. It was built following the
recommendation of then Prime Minister Turgut Özal, who was inspired by the
shopping mall Houston Galleria in Houston, Texas, USA. Galleria Ataköy was
opened in 1988 by Turgut Özal.
Capitol Shopping Center
Built on 6 floors and covering an area of 73,000 m², the shopping complex
features 157 retail stores, a department store and a MMM Migros supermarket,
8 movie theaters, fast food restaurants, cafeterias, bowling alley and
entertainment center. It houses also Capitol Radio, a private radio station
broadcasting from the complex. It has an open air and covered parking lot.
Several cafes in the spacious area around a huge central spring fountain
enable customers to socialize and relax during shopping.