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very nice old train station! not a museum or anything - just the real thing located by the water... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
franzbodel
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Hamburg, Germany
Under renovation after the fire

Haydarpasa Terminal was the main train station in Istanbul's Asian side serving more than 100... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2018
Flyngdtchmn
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The station is not working. It was built in 1908 and it connected Istanbul with the Asian cities of Turkey. It is not open. It has a grandiose architecture. The empire was on decadence when it was built. I found it by accident while visiting...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2018

very nice old train station! not a museum or anything - just the real thing located by the water... definitely worth going

Thank franzbodel
Reviewed June 28, 2018

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

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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed February 2, 2018

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.

Thank Levent C
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

It is not a tourist attraction but has a nice scenery and a great architecture. The continuation of the famous Orient Express on the Asian side.

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Reviewed April 7, 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...More

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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...More

2  Thank HINAWASEEM
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...More

1  Thank Frank K
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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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
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