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Profilo Shopping Center
The Profilo Shopping Center was opened in 1998 in Mecidiyeköy. With the addition of new shops, the mall now covers an area of 110,000 square meters and is the first Turkish shopping mall to be awarded the ISO 9002 quality standard. Facilities include seven cinemas, two auditoriums, a pool hall and a 20-lane bowling alley. There is also a fitness club and various restaurants. Ample parking is provided and regular events such as fashion shows are hosted.
The Military Museum is located in the area of Harbiye in a former military academie which counts Mustafa Kemal Ataturk as one of its former students. The museums showcases artefacts of Military History from the Ottoman era until WW2 and to be seen are the hall of tent with a collection of embroidered and silk tents, leather and metalwork costumes, armour and more. Every afternoon between 15.00-16.00 one can enjoy a performance of the Mehter Takimi, a military band which had its origins in 1289. The museum is open from 10.00-17.00 from Wednesday to Sunday.
The Grand Imperial Mosque of Sultan Abdülmecid is is situated right at the Bosphorus Pier Square. The mosque was built in 1854 and was ordered by Sultan Abdülmecit. It was designed by Nikogos Balyan and his so n Garabet Amira Balyan in neo-Baroque style. The windows let the light reflections from the water shine in the mosque.
Located south of the Mecidiyekoy Metro, the Cevahir Mall was opened in 2005 and is the second largest shopping mall worldwide. Its 420.000 square meter structure houses 280 shops as well as an entertainment centre, numerous cinemas, restaurants, a bowling alley, IMAX theatres and a stage for shows. The mall is also known for having the largest clock worldwide and it includes a roller coaster which spans the interior. It is the largest European shopping mall and provides parking facilities for approximately 2500 vehicles.