Haydarpaşa Garı

One of the most important buildings in Kadıköy is Haydarpaşa Garı. This historic railway terminal was built in 1908 by German engineers. It was the end of the line for both the Baghdad Railway and the Hejaz Railway. It has also served as the busiest commuter station in Istanbul and connects Istanbul with other cities in Anatolia (service has been temporarily suspended in order to upgrade the tracks for a high speed railway).

Haydarpaşa Garı in Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey

Haydarpaşa Garı

Haydarpaşa Garı in Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey

Haydarpaşa Garı

Haydarpaşa Garı in Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey

Haydarpaşa Garı

Haydarpaşa Garı in Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey

Haydarpaşa Garı

The building boasts elegant stone work and an elaborate interior. There’s a controversy over whether it will remain a railway station or not. Many believe the government has plans to develop it as a luxury hotel or residence. For a virtual tour, click here.

Haydarpaşa Garı in Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey

Haydarpaşa Garı

Haydarpaşa Garı in Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey

Haydarpaşa Garı

Haydarpaşa Garı in Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey

Haydarpaşa Garı

Haydarpaşa Garı in Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey

Haydarpaşa Garı

Outside the front entrance you can find the original Ottoman ferry stop with beautiful tile work and the old wooden ticket booth. There’s also an antique steam engine sitting in front of the building. For a virtual tour of the exterior, click here.

Haydarpaşa İskelesi in Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey

Haydarpaşa İskelesi

Haydarpaşa Garı in Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey

Haydarpaşa Garı

From Haydarpaşa, there are great views of Kadıköy. To the left you can see Haydarpaşa Camii.

View of Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey

View of Kadıköy

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