With a total construction area of 495.000 square meters in Bayrampasa, Istanbul, Forum Istanbul is not only the biggest shopping center of Turkey, but also the biggest shopping center of Europe with a rentable area of 176.000 square meters, and 292 national and international brands.
In addition to its rich category and store mix, Forum Istanbul hosts Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium with Europe’s biggest shark family and the first theme park Jurassic Land, and also led the way by incorporating Turkey’s first Legoland Discovery Center.
In addition to big and special entertainment areas, Forum Istanbul also offers 10 separate entertainment concepts together including the Cinemaximum Movie Theaters, Funlab Entertainment World, Atlantis Bowling, Tiox Entertainment Center, Flyride Helicopter Tour Simulation, Magical Hands kids’ club, and sandcastle playground.
Sea Life Istanbul
Sea LIFE is the largest and most visited aquarium chain in the world serving with more than 40 years of knowledge on 51 different locations in 4 continents. Its center in Turkey was founded on an area of 8000 square meters in Bayrampasa Forum Shopping Mall. In the aquarium, there is an underwater ocean tunnel of 83 meters, almost the length of a football field. This is the longest ocean tunnel in Turkey and Europe.
In SEA LIFE Istanbul, about 15,000 marine creatures of over 500 species live in 5 million liters of water in 51 exhibition tanks. These include Turkey’s largest family of sharks and 2 largest sharks, consisting of over 60 sharks of 15 different species, including sand tiger, zebra, and hammock. Huge stingrays over 3 meters in length in different species, belonging to the family of sharks, say hello to visitors in Sea Life Istanbul. Other interesting species included in this vast ocean tank are horseshoe crab, the species of which is 570 million years old or arapaimas whose tongues are about 1.5 meters long and which became a legend of Amazon Indians.
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Istanbul
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Istanbul, one of the world’s most famous entertainment centers, offers fun and educational activities for families with children aged 3-10 in an area of 3,000 m2 within Bayrampasa Forum Istanbul Shopping Mall.
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Istanbul, consisting of 2 million LEGO® parts, has fun LEGO® trips, LEGO® factory tour which tells the secret of Master Model Builder and organized in different concepts each week, 4-D Cinema, birthday room which is specially located for birthday celebrations and special events, theme parks and the first MINILAND in which the most important architectures of Turkey and the world are exhibited together with local artifacts. LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Istanbul offers fun minutes not only for children but also for adults with Adult Night activities organized in different concepts. You can buy LEGO® sets and LEGO® pieces in grams in LEGO® store which is not available at any other point of sales. Since its opening, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Istanbul has been trying to do its best to offer entertaining activities for visitors and make them learn by enjoying. It has been the first and only center in the world to receive the Trip Advisor Excellence Certificate among LEGOLAND® Discovery Centres in the 16 metropolitans with its visitors’ evaluations.