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Address: Asian Side, Istanbul, Turkey
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Magnificent building

If you take ferry from the European side to Kadiköy you cannot miss this imposing building. It is only a ten minute walk from Kadiköy ferry and although it is now closed is still... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Worthing, United Kingdom

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

If you take ferry from the European side to Kadiköy you cannot miss this imposing building. It is only a ten minute walk from Kadiköy ferry and although it is now closed is still a wonderful place to wander around. It can seem a little surreal when walking along the abandoned platforms with old rolling stock or in the beautifully... More 

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Fukaya, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The building of this terminal is massive and beautiful, so it's a very photogenic place both from the land and from the sea. Unfortunately, the terminal is now closed for the building of the new YHT ( the new Express ). There is no ferry boat service to and from Haydarpasa anymore, so you have to ride to Kadikoy Pier... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Beautiful architecure. We walked from Uskabar (about 1 hour ) and wandered around. Too bad it is not functional as a station. On the road side, there are many railcars, mostly abandoned. Large open spaces. A steam train is perched on the water side. It is a 5-minute walk to/from the Ferry, so we took the ferry and it is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Learn the meaning of the words"gift/present"!!!!! Sad its not functional lije ghe other old terminal.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

very nice architecture. nice building. If you are going to this part of asia you should visit this place. The building is ancient and beautiful

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

It was the starting point for the Taurus Express on is way to Damascus, the station is not in service, became a sort of museum. A must to do for old travel lovers.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was a must-see sight while I was visiting Istanbul because my holiday reading was Sean McMeekin’s superb book ‘The Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power, 1898-1918’ and Haydarpasa railway station features prominently throughout. Easily reached by ferry in about 15 minutes from either Eminonu or Karakoy, this wonderful slice of old Constantinople is well... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

If you visit İstanbul you should see this historical place. It is a famous place and a seaside gate of city for whom travelling by train. It was constructed by German Architect (Otto Ritter and Helmuth Cuno) Ottoman era as the first station of Baghdad railway. It was opened in 1908. It has lived many catastrophes.It was sabotaged during WWI.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Standing on the platforms at Haydarpasha terminus, you cannot help but be transported back a century to a time when for European travellers, they would have just stopped onto Asia, having taken a ferry from the Golden Horn. In front of them was the Orient and an adventure into the unknown - Tehran, Damascus and beyond. The station is no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Haydarpaşı Garı is located in Haydarpaşa area of Kadıköy on Anatolian side of Istanbul.After serving as the main hub for railway transportation to other side of Anatolia for many years,its function has been terminated some years ago and now is waiting for its fate as there is not yet a fixed program about its future project.However,still in a very good... More 

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