Istanbul Metro (M1 and M2) carries more than 200.000 people everyday. The metro line is approximately 8 kms long. The route has become very popular among all people living in Istanbul because it has connections to other transportation types such as the Metrobus, Funicular (F1) , Tramway (T1, T2, T3 and T4) and Ataturk Airport.
The main station is located in Taksim Square serving thousands of people who would like to reach the city center, Taksim. There are many good hotels in Taksim Area that's why tourists are also using the Metro.
The metro in Istanbul keeps growing everyday. There are new stations opening every year. The municipality of Istanbul has quite large investments on transportation as the city is very crowded and fast public transportation is a must.
Kanyon Shopping Center and Metrocity Shopping Center has connections to Metro. If you would like to you may easily use the metro to reach these popular shopping centers in Istanbul.