Top 10 shopping malls in Europe

Top 10 shopping malls in Europe

Shopping malls have become a lot more than just shopping venues. It has become a modern version of the park as people flock to malls just to hang out and have fun. Anything and everything that you need can be found right in the malls.

That is why some companies have taken the time and money to develop huge tracts of land into modern shopping centers. Some may require more than a day just to tour the entire place. Here now is a list of the top 10 biggest malls in the world in terms of gross space available for leasing.

MEGA Belaya Dacha

Located: Moscow, Russia

Opened: 2006

Area: 214,000 sq. Meter

Shops: over 330

MEGA The Family Shopping Centre is a chain of shopping centres in Russia owned and operated by IKEA.Each MEGA brings together in one place over 150 tenants offering goods and services. Its anchor tenants include the IKEA store, a hypermarket and a DIY store.


Puerto Venecia

Located: Zaragoza, Spain

Opened: 2007

Area: 207,000 sq. meter

El Parque Comercial Puerto Venecia está situado en la ciudad de Zaragoza (España), en el barrio de La Paz (distrito de Torrero-La Paz). En 2010 obtuvo una mención en la categoría de «Nuevas fórmulas de comercio integrado» en los premios de la Asociación Española de Centros Comerciales.Tiene una superficie bruta alquilable de 83 000 m², que aumentó el 4 de octubre de 2012 hasta los 206 000 m².

Cuenta con más de 10 000 plazas de aparcamiento[actualizar] así como otros servicios y accesos desde el centro de la ciudad y regiones colindantes. Recibe unas 5 millones de visitas anuales[actualizar], y su horario de apertura es de 10h a 22h.


Shopping centre sud

Located: Wien, Austria

Opened: 1976

Area: 190,000 sq. Meter

Shops: 330

The Shopping City Süd (SCS) is a shopping centre located in Vösendorf and Wiener Neudorf, south of Vienna, Austria.

With a leasable area of 173,000 square metres, it is the biggest shopping mall in Austria. It contains over 330 shops and has around 4,500 employees.

In December 2007, the SCS was sold for €607 million to French real estate company Unibail-Rodamco, which also owns the Donauzentrum.


Westfield Stratford city

Located: London, UK

Opened: 2011

Area: 176,000 sq. Meter

Shops: over 250

Westfield Stratford City  is a shopping centre in Stratford, London. The centre opened on 13 September 2011. With a total retail floor area of 1,883,700 square feet (175,000 m2), it is one of the largest urban shopping centres in Europe. It is the third-largest shopping centre in the United Kingdom by retail space behind the MetroCentre and the Trafford Centre. Taking the surrounding shopping area into account, it is the largest urban shopping centre in the European Union in terms of size.

westfield stratford city

MEGA Family Shopping Centre – Khimki – Moscow Oblast

Located: Moscow, Russia

Opened: 2004

Area: 175,000 sq. Meter

Shops: Over 250

MEGA The Family Shopping Centre is a chain of shopping centres in Russia owned and operated by IKEA.Each MEGA brings together in one place over 150 tenants offering goods and services. Its anchor tenants include the IKEA store, a hypermarket and a DIY store.

At the moment there are 14 MEGA centres in Russia: 3 in Moscow, 2 in Saint Petersburg, and 1 each in Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Adygea (near Krasnodar), Samara, Ufa, and Omsk. MEGA Belaya Dacha in Belaya Dacha, Kotelniki, Moscow oblast is the second largest shopping mall in Russia, the largest outside of Moscow and one of the largest in Europe.

MEGA Family Shopping Centre – Khimki – Moscow Oblast

Metro centre

Located: Newcastle, UK

Opened: 1986

Area: 174,000sq.m

Shops: 340 shops

The Intu Metrocentre, formerly MetroCentre and known on road signs as Metro Centre, is a shopping centre in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England.

Located in Dunston, Gateshead, on a former industrial site near to the River Tyne, the Metrocentre opened in stages, with the first phase opening on 28 April 1986 and the official opening on 14 October 1986. It has more than 340 shops occupying 2,000,000 square feet (190,000 m2) of retail floor space, making it the largest shopping and leisure centre in the UK Additional retail space is available in the adjoining Metro Retail Park and MetrOasis.


Marineda city

Located: Lacoruria, Spain

Opened: 2011

Area: 170,000 sq. meter

Marineda City can get very busy especially at the weekends so is best enjoyed during the week. It’s a great place to combine shopping with a spot of leisure with a choice of bowling,mini golf,cinemas,a children’s play area,an ice rink and karting not to mention the eating establishments and bars

Marineda city

Golden Babylon Rostokino

Located: Moscow, Russia

Opened: 2009

Area: 169,000sq.meter

Shops: 400 stores

With a total lettable area of some 168,000 m² Golden Babylon Rostokino is one of Europe’s largest shopping malls. Two metro stations are within a 15 minute walk and various bus and tram stops are situated directly in front of the premises. A shuttle bus service transports the customers between the shopping centre and four metro stations.

Golden Babylon Rostokino

Mega Teplyi Stan

Located: Moscow, Russia

Opened: 2002

Area: 155,000

It is a new concept for a shopping center. It offers shopping, leisure and comfort for the whole family.MEGA aims to set new standards in shopping for all visitors. MEGA wins the first place in trade sector and is the largest operator in the market, acclaimed as the best shopping center.

Mega Teplyi Stan

The Trafford Centre

Located: Manchester, UK

Opened: 1998

Area: 153,000sq.meter

The Trafford Centre is a large indoor shopping centre and leisure complex in Dumplington, Greater Manchester, England. Situated in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, the centre is situated close to the Trafford Park industrial estate and lies approximately five miles west of Manchester city centre. The Trafford Centre opened in 1998 and is the second largest shopping centre in the United Kingdom by retail size. It was developed by the Peel Group and is currently owned by Intu Properties following a £1.65 billion sale in 2011 – the largest single property acquisition in British history.As of 2016, the centre has a market value of £1.9 billion.

 The Trafford Centre

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