Located on the north side of Kadıköy, Haydarpaşa is best known for its Haydarpaşa Station and Haydarpaşa Ferry Pier.
Haydarpaşa Station which is the first building that is remarkable with its magnificence for the people coming to Kadıköy with ferry, was built in 1908 and is a beautiful example of Prussian architecture art.
Besides these, other great buildings and artifacts; Old Haydarpasa High School with clock tower which is one of the two big buildings in the hills behind commercial port facilities and Selimiye Barracks with 4 towers built in 19th century.
In the memory of Florence Nightingale, a nurse for the wounded during the Crimean War, the room that she stayed, preserve just like that day.
When we look at the history of Haydarpaşa Station; We see that the construction of the Haydarpaşa railway station which is the first gate of Istanbul to Anatolia and the Middle East, started in the reign of Sultan Abdulhamid II and was completed and put into service on May 30, 1906. The area where the building is located, was named Haydar Pasha from the pashas of the sultan Selim III, who made great effort in the construction of Selimiye Barracks and after that, the building that was built in this place, is began to be called by this name.
Haydarpaşa Pier located just in front of Haydarpaşa Station is also a historical pier decorated with Kütahya tiles. It is one of the last works of the Ottoman Empire period.
Recently, a catastrophic event took place in the Haydarpaşa Station. On 28 November 2010, a fire broke out on the roof floor probably due to a short circuit. Unfortunately the roof and the 4th floor of the historic building burned down.
On 1 February 2012, Haydarpaşa Station was abolished the use for trains for the reason that the renovation works of all the train lines in Turkey started.
Haydarpaşa Station Visiting Informations
Address: Rasimpaşa Neighborhood, 34716 Kadıköy/İstanbul
Transportation: There are ferry services to Haydarpaşa from Eminönü and Karaköy.