Istanbul Cevahir

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Istanbul Cevahir
Cevahir Shopping Mall in Istanbul.jpg
Interior of the Cevahir Shopping Mall
LocationIstanbul, Turkey
Coordinates41°03′46″N 28°59′35″E / 41.06278°N 28.99306°E / 41.06278; 28.99306Coordinates: 41°03′46″N 28°59′35″E / 41.06278°N 28.99306°E / 41.06278; 28.99306
AddressBüyükdere Cad. No. 22 Şişli, Istanbul
Opening date15 October 2005; 17 years ago (15 October 2005)
DeveloperCevahirler Group
ManagementJones Lang LaSalle
OwnerSt Martins Property Group Nurettin Kurt
No. of stores and services343 shops
48 restaurants
12 cinemas
1 show stage
1 bowling hall
1 roller coaster
Total retail floor area420,000 m2 (4,521,000 sq ft) total floor area;
110,000 m2 (1,184,000 sq ft) rentable retail area.
No. of floors20
Parking2,500 vehicles

The Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre (Turkish: İstanbul Cevahir Alışveriş Merkezi), also known as the Şişli Culture and Trade Centre (Şişli Kültür ve Ticaret Merkezi), is a modern shopping mall located on the Büyükdere Avenue in the Şişli district of Istanbul, Turkey. Opened on 15 October 2005, Istanbul Cevahir was the largest shopping mall in Europe in terms of gross leasable area between 2005 and 2011, and is one of the largest in the world.[1][2]

Structural specifications[edit]

Interior panorama of Istanbul Cevahir

Istanbul Cevahir was built on a 62,475 m2 (672,000 sq ft) land plot[3] at a cost of US$250 million. It has a total floor area of 420,000 m2 (4,521,000 sq ft) and a gross leasable area of 110,000 m2 (1,184,000 sq ft) for shops and restaurants.[4] The six retail floors of the shopping centre house 343 shops (some of which are the first in Turkey to sell certain international brands); 34 fast food restaurants and 14 exclusive restaurants.

Other facilities include; a large stage for shows and other events, 12 cinemas (including a private theatre and a cinema for children), a bowling hall, a small roller coaster and several other entertainment facilities.

The building's 2,500 m2 (26,910 sq ft) glass roof carries the second biggest clock in the world, with three-metre (10 ft) high digits.[citation needed]

The car park has an area of 71,000 m2 (764,000 sq ft)[3] and a capacity of 2,500 cars, spread on four floors.[4]

Entrance to the Şişli station of the Istanbul Metro in front of Istanbul Cevahir


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mitsubishi Electric Europe Benelux - References - Cevahir, 3rd Larges…". 13 April 2013. Archived from the original on 13 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Istanbul Cevahir". 25 December 2011.
  3. ^ a b "About us". Official website. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  4. ^ a b "About us". Official website. under "Management" tab. Retrieved 12 December 2010.