Best Shopping Malls in Ankara: A Guide for Foreigners

Are you a foreigner planning a trip to Ankara, the vibrant capital of Turkey, and have shopping on your agenda? You’ve come to the right place!

This guide provides a detailed overview of the top shopping malls in Ankara, ensuring your shopping experience is both enjoyable and seamless.

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Best Shopping Malls in Ankara

Kentpark AVM

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Serving Ankara’s populace for over a decade, Kentpark AVM, located in the Çankaya district, is one of Ankara’s biggest malls. With over 200 brands, Kentpark offers everything from entertainment venues, fitness centers, and even a pond. Situated near the Middle East Technical University and Cepa AVM, it is easily accessible via the M2 metro line.

Ankamall

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First opened in 1999, Ankamall is the heart of Ankara shopping complexes. Hosting over 330 brands on the Mevlana Boulevard, the mall provides free parking for 6000 cars and hosts numerous cafes, restaurants, and children’s play areas. Reach it through the M1 metro line’s Akköprü stop for a delightful shopping experience.

Panora

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Panora AVM distinguishes itself with its unique architectural design. Alongside over 200 stores, the mall further offers two large aquariums, the Cinemaximum, the Panora Art Center, and the Actor Studio, among other entertainment options. Although not directly connected to the rail system, it is easily accessible using private vehicles or public transportation.

Metromall

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As Ankara’s first and Turkey’s largest shopping mall with a retractable roof, Metromall offers a modern shopping environment since its establishment in 2017. Located at Eryaman of Etimesgut district, it offers free parking for 3000 vehicles along with a selection of restaurants, movie theaters, and entertainment centers. It can be easily reached using the M3 metro line’s Devlet Mahallesi stop.

Gordion

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Associated with the globally-known Multi group of shopping malls beginning with “Forum”, Gordion AVM is known as the first green shopping center in Ankara. Situated in Çankaya’s Çayyolu district, it offers over 150 stores and food options spread over a leasable area of 50,000 square meters. Because of its location in the southwestern part of the city, you can easily reach the shopping center via the M2 metro line’s Çayyolu station.

Anatolium Ankara

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Opened in 2011 in the Mamak district, Anatolium AVM boasts nearly 100 local and foreign stores within a 34,000 square meter area. It also houses Ankara’s IKEA. Though not currently accessible via a rail system, it is accessible via public and private vehicles.

Next Level AVM

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Open since 2013, Next Level AVM offers much more than shopping; it offers a cultural and living experience. Located at the intersection of Eskişehir and Konya roads in the Söğütözü district, it is easily accessible via the M2 metro line’s Söğütözü stop.

Cepa

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Opened in 2007, Cepa AVM offers a comfortable, warm shopping environment in Çankaya district. With over 200 brands, the mall conveniently meets all your needs.

Forum Ankara Outlet

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While Forum Ankara Outlet has struggled to establish itself fully due to its distance from central locations, it offers high capacity with cheap outlet products from famous brands. It can be reached via private vehicles and other public transportation options.

Armada

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Open since 2002, Armada AVM is among Ankara’s oldest and most popular shopping centers. Located in Çankaya’s Söğütözü district, the mall offers around 250 shopping and dining options. You can comfortably reach Armada Alışveriş Merkezi by hopping off at the Söğütözü stop of the M2 metro line.

Other Shopping Malls in Ankara

While not included in the top mall list, there are other shopping malls in Ankara that may still offer an engaging shopping experience. These are presented in alphabetical order considering modern architecture, transportation options, volume, and store count.

  • 365 (Yıldız)
  • Acity Outlet (Yenimahalle)
  • Antares (Etlik)
  • Arcadium (Çayyolu)
  • Atakule (Çankaya)
  • ATG (Çankaya)
  • Atlantis (Batıkent)
  • Bilkent Center (Bilkent)
  • Göksu (Eryaman)
  • Kuzu Effect (Oran)
  • Nata Vega (Mamak)
  • Optimum Outlet Ankara (Eryaman)
  • Podium (Yenimahalle)
  • Taurus (Balgat)
  • Tepe Prime (Çankaya)
  • Vega (Subayevleri)

Mid-sized Shopping Malls in Ankara

Ankara, like Istanbul, is also a shopping mall heaven. There are several malls that didn’t make it to our top list, but they’re worth mentioning:

  • Ankor (Eryaman)
  • Ankuva (Bilkent)
  • Ansera (Çankaya)
  • Aquarim (Batıkent)
  • Arya (Eryaman)
  • Batıpark (Yenimahalle)
  • Concept Eryaman (Eryaman)
  • Dolphin (Eryaman)
  • Emporia (Etimesgut)
  • FTZ (Keçiören)
  • Galaxy (Eryaman)
  • Galeria (Eryaman)
  • Galleria (Çayyolu)
  • Gimart Outlet (Yenimahalle)
  • Grossmall (Keçiören)
  • Karum (Kavaklıdere)
  • Kızılay (Kızılay)
  • Nişantaşı Pazarı (Oran)
  • Mesa Plaza (Çayyolu)
  • Metrokent (Etimesgut)
  • Meydan (Batıkent)
  • Minasera (Çayyolu)
  • One Tower (Oran)
  • Turkuaz (Çayyolu)
  • Üstün Dekocity (Erler)

Currently, some shopping malls are still under construction in Ankara but could easily become part of our top list upon completion. Among those is Ankara Park City in Batıkent.

Despite the countless successful malls in the city, several others were unable to sustain themselves and had to shut down. Two notable examples include Carrefoursa AVM in Batıkent and Park Vera AVM in Yenimahalle.

Summary

  • Kentpark AVM: Accessible via M2 metro
  • Ankamall: Accessible via the M1 metro line’s Akköprü stop
  • Panora: Accessible using private vehicles or public transportation
  • Metromall: Accessible via M3 metro line’s Devlet Mahallesi stop
  • Gordion: Accessible via the M2 metro line’s Çayyolu station
  • Anatolium Ankara: Accessible via public and private vehicles
  • Next Level AVM : Accessible via the M2 metro line’s Söğütözü stop
  • Cepa : Accessible via M2 metro
  • Forum Ankara Outlet: Accessible via private vehicles and other public transportation
  • Armada: Accessible via the Söğütözü stop of the M2 metro line

Enjoy your shopping experience in Ankara by visiting these fantastic and diverse shopping malls. Each has its unique charm and a broad selection of stores and amenities tailored to your needs, ensuring a satisfying shopping journey.

Hatice Kulali
Hatice Kulali

Hello! I'm Hatice Kulalı, a proud Turkish citizen of Kutahya Gediz and a pharmacist. I love my country a lot, its rich culture, outstanding hospitality, and unique traditions. I am happy to share the beauty of Turkey with you, Happy reading!

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