Cevahir Mall , opened on October 15 , 2005 , is a modern shopping and entertainment center located in the Sisli district of Istanbul , Turkey . Called also Sisli Kültür ve Ticaret Merkezi (Sisli Cultural and Trade Center), it is the largest shopping mall of Europe
Cevahir Mall has a total gross area of 420,000 m² on 6 floors and cost $250 million. There are 280 shops, some of which offering brands came firstly to Turkey, 34 fast food restaurants and 14 exclusive restaurants in the mall. Under its roof, there is a big stage for shows and other events, 12 movie theaters including an IMAX 3D cinema. It has also a theatre for children and several other entertainment facilities, a bowling hall included. A roller coaster spans the interior of the mall. Its 2,500-m²-glass roof carries the biggest clock of the world with digits each 3 m big.
The parking lot has a capacity for 2,500 cars. 5,000 service people are employed at the property. The mall is situated in the business quarter on the European part of Istanbul between Sisli and Mecidiyeköy and can also be easily reached by metro . Three floors of the mall are directly connected to the metro line.