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Address: Asian Side, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 216 348 8020

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Under restoration

The building is under restoration, so you can only see the side of the building. There are some panels showing the history and constructing process of the terminal building. They... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Fukaya, Japan
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Fukaya, Japan
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812 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The building is under restoration, so you can only see the side of the building. There are some panels showing the history and constructing process of the terminal building. They are all written in Turkish, though. There is a cafe in front of the terminal building, not sure it's still open.

Thank ワンケディ
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641 reviews
475 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 477 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I have always been fascinated with railway stations. Istanbul has two historic stations namely Sirkeci and Haydarpasa. Haydarpasa is no more functional as a train station but it is used as a ferry terminal nowadays. It is a grand building designed by German architects. The interior as well as the exterior is mind-blowing.

Riga, Latvia
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53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Haydarpasa Terminal was built by German engineers as a part of the Istanbul - Baghdad railroad which was never completed. It is easily accessible by ferry boat and is a sight to behold as it almost floats on the water as you approach it from the European side of the metropolis. Even though the building suffered a major fire some... More 

Thank Frank K
Gdansk, Poland
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Make sure if it's not under construction as it was during our stay. Not worth to go there then. For sure a nice building but that's all if it's closed. Information doesn't know the train schedule :D

Thank Retniok
Crete, Greece
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100 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Haydarpasa is in the Asian part of Istanbul and can be reached by ferry from Karakoy pier just over the Galata Bridge. You can use an Istanbulkart for paying the fare. To reach the cemetery, on disembarkation go left through the bus station to the main road. Turn left to cross the railway line. At the second set of traffic... More 

Thank Keith H
Mugla, Turkey
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Overlooking the harbour on the northern side of the district is the Hydrapaşa Railway terminus which stands sad and forlorn on the harbour front. It was designed and financed by the Germans and completed in 1908. A testimony to the close relationship which had developed between Sultan Hamid II and Kaiser Wilhelm II. In January 2012 the station was closed... More 

Thank hayesy2015
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

It was nice view while going from Europe side to Asian side of Istanbul to give great experience for us

Thank ZaimJee
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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264 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

I had some time to kill before lunch so the driver stopped at this old train station. Originally built by German architects / construction company, the station is now not in use, but its left behind this classic building that appears to have become embroiled in controversy as to what to do with it. During my visit it was the... More 

Thank Rick_Yvanovich
Worcester, United Kingdom
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424 reviews
216 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This picturesque old railway terminal is redolent of earlier, more elegant times, when rail travel was the only way to cover long distances across land. This was one of the gateways to the east at the beginning of the 20th century. The decor is strongly reminiscent of the Art Nouveau period. The station buildings suffered a fire some years ago,... More 

Thank Patricia G
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633 reviews
425 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

real working train station. you may go to other cities by train from here. Its big and at the sea side. there are coffees around to buy food. many movies filmed here. take a picture inside.

Thank Semih A

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