If you were looking to go shopping in Istanbul, you have come to the right place – Istanbul is a shopping Paradise! With its huge selection, unbeatable prices, multicultural districts, Istanbul offers something for every taste and budget. As world travelers, we can certify that Istanbul is one of the best shopping destinations of the world.
We have compiled a list of Shopping Malls and districts you have to visit when in Istanbul. Located all over the city, they are all within easy access to Patika Suites – Luxury Apartments in Istanbul and can easily be reached via foot, public transport or taxi.
1. Istinye Park
One of the most prestigious to go shopping in Istanbul, Istinye Park has been one of the most preferred shopping spots for local and foreign visitors last year. It is also a popular destination among Patika Suites guests. It is an indispensable location for luxury shopping with its 280 stores, and plentiful dining venues, so that you can replenish when shopping in Istanbul. Best way to get there from Patika Suites take a cab (13 minutes) or the Metro (21 minutes)
Another favorite among locals and foreigners alike, this mall is known for its architectural splendor. Situated in Levent, it features cinema halls and an array of internationally acclaimed restaurants. The best way to get there from Patika Suites is by Metro (Take the tram from Tophane to Kabatas and get on the Metro to Levent or walk to Taksim and take the Metro directly from there)
3. Zorlu Center
This shopping mall may be one of Istanbul’s highlights, and should be on your list of places to visit. High-end fashion stores, a performing arts center and gourmet dining spots are to be found here. It was also selected as the “Best Shopping Center” in Europe by the International council of Shopping Centers last year.
Zorlu is best to be reached by Metro (Take the tram from Tophane to Kabatas and get on the Metro to Gayrettepe or walk to Taksim and take the Metro directly from there)
4. Forum Istanbul
A definite wonderland in Istanbul, it offers a visitors a selection of 286 national and international stores. It is also home to unique attraction centers like Legoland, Sea Life Istanbul Aquarium and a bowling center. For families traveling with children, it is a definite must visit. From Patika Suites, Forum is best to be reached by Metro (Take the tram from Tophane to Kabatas and get on the Metro to Kocatepe or walk to Taksim and take the Metro directly from there)
Situated adjacent to Belgrade Forest, this mall presents a fresh atmosphere with its architectural design, both indoors and outdoors. If you hope to shop and enjoy a serene atmosphere with views of the forest, we suggest you visit. We recommend to take a taxi from Patika Suites.
7. Citys Nisantasi
One of our favorite shopping malls because it is located right in the centre of Nişantasi – Istanbul’s high-end fashion district, filled with boutiques and gourmet restaurants. From Patika Suites,Citys Shopping Center is best to be reached by Metro (Take the tram from Tophane to Kabatas and get on the Metro to Osmanbey or walk to Taksim and take the Metro directly from there)
Situated in one of the most lively areas of Istanbul, Şişli, this is another must visit mall for those who want to stay central. It has 300 stores spread across 6 floors, and chidren’s entertainment facilities. From Patika Suites,Cevahir Shopping Center is best to be reached by Metro (Take the tram from Tophane to Kabatas and get on the Metro to Sisli or walk to Taksim and take the Metro directly from there)
The closest shopping centre to Patika Suites, located right in the heart of Taksim. It’s store selection is not as extensive as those of other malls , however one must not forget that it is situated right in the center of Istiklal Street – the heart of Istanbul. So even if you don’t find what you are looking for inside of the mall, you will most certainly in its surrounding stores.
Istiklal Street and Demirören center are best to be reached by foot when staying at Patika Suites. Turn left onto Boğazkesen Caddesi and walk up Yeni Çarsi caddesi and you will find yourself in the middle of Istiklal Street.
So go ahead, and shop away! If you are looking for more Istanbul advice, or are looking for your perfect vacation rental in the heart of Istanbul – let us know!