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Haydarpasa Terminal was the main train station in Istanbul's Asian side serving more than 100 years. The architecture of the building is remarkable, however first the government moved the final station of the trains to an inner station and then there was a fire few...More
This fascinating grand architectural monument dates back to 1908, the last years of the Ottoman Empire. The train station was built by the German architects, featuring typical German architectural design and structure. I believe that Sultan Selim was the emperor who took the initiative to...More
Most Characteristic building in Istanbul. It has history and memories in it. Not used as a railway station for a long time. Some exhibitions are organized like books, coffee etc. Should be visited for an event.
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
The booking hall and platforms are accessible on weekdays between 10-4. Not sure about weekends.The station restaurant opens at 12 midday til late evening and there is an authentic Turkish barber's shop next to the... More
The booking hall and platforms are accessible on weekdays between 10-4. Not sure about weekends.The station restaurant opens at 12 midday til late evening and there is an authentic Turkish barber's shop next to the restaurant which is open Mon-Sat - also 10am-4pm.