Europe's biggest 'outlet center' to open in Istanbul

There will be a shopping mall, a big amusement park for children, a farm with ponies, an ATV racecourse, a Go Kart field and a small model of Istanbul's historical Misir Carsisi (Spice Bazaar) and Kapalicarsi (Grand Bazaar).

Europe's biggest 'outlet center' to open in Istanbul

Europe's biggest "outlet center" VIA/PORT will be inaugurated in Istanbul's Kurtkoy district on July 29th.

In addition to a shopping mall, the center will be comprised of a big amusement park for children, a farm with ponies, an ATV racecourse and a Go Kart field.

There will also be a market place inside the dome of VIA/PORT, which will be a small model of Istanbul's historical Misir Carsisi (Spice Bazaar) and Kapalicarsi (Grand Bazaar).

VIA/PORT will comprise of a five-star hotel, a fair complex and a congress center as well, said Muzaffer Guloz, coordinator of the outlet center, on Wednesday.

Guloz said VIA/PORT's construction will cost nearly 100 million USD. He also said approximately 400,000 customers are expected to visit the outlet center every month.

VIA/PORT, located at a 5-7 minute distance to Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport, also aims to attract the attention of tourists, Guloz said.

He said special shopping tours would be organized for tourists within this framework.

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