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Address: Asian Side, Istanbul, Turkey
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 30, 2016
HINAWASEEM
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ISLAMBAD PAKISTAN
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ISLAMBAD PAKISTAN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 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.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 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 

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Gdansk, Poland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 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

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Crete, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 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 

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Mugla, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 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 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

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

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 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 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 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.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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