Asian Istanbul is home of magic, beauty, tranquility and the most beautiful historical and modern tourist places in Istanbul, in addition to having a charming and distinctive nature.
Among the most important and famous tourist attractions in Istanbul, Asia is the Kadiköy region.
Kadiköy is located on the northern coast of the Sea of Marmara on the European side of the Bosporus in the Turkish city of Istanbul, which corresponds to the Besiktas coast in the European part of the strait.
The history of Kadiköy Istanbul:
It is believed that the history of the region dates back thousands of years to the pre-BC period, according to the traces found in the area of Fikirtepe in Kadiköy, which includes some stones, bones and jewelry.
The region was known as the Chalcedon during the Byzantine period and it has undergone many major and radical changes over time where the Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and finally the Ottomans ruled it, and Kadiköy is believed to contain the oldest mosque established by the Ottomans in Istanbul.
During the period of the rule of the Ottoman Empire, it was named after Kadiköy which means the judge’s village in Ottoman.
It was inhabited by a mixture of the Ottomans of Constantinople, the Kurds, the Armenians, the Greeks, the Albanians, the Jews and the Turks, so you find while roaming in Kadiköy today Greek, Armenian, Serbian, Catholic and Protestant churches, and Jewish temples along with the old Ottoman mosques.
Kadiköy became a separate municipality after the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1928.
Tourist places in the Kadikoy district of Istanbul:
Kadiköy has many important tourist destinations in Istanbul, the most important of which are:
Bagdad Street is located in the Kadiköy district in Istanbul, Asia, and it extends over a distance of more than 10 km, as it begins in Kadiköy and ends in the Maltepe region.
The establishment of Bagdad Street dates back to the seventeenth century AD, when the Ottoman Sultan Murad IV seized the city of Baghdad in Iraq
Baghdad Street also extends along the sea coast and is today one of the most important tourist destinations in Istanbul.
Where dozens of shops spread to the most famous international and Turkish clothing brands, in addition to a number of restaurants that belong to international chains as well as restaurants for the distinctive Turkish cuisine and famous Turkish sweets stores and a number of cafes.
This station was inaugurated during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II under the auspices of a German company in 1908 AD, to be the start of the railway linking Istanbul and Baghdad, through Damascus, Jerusalem and Medina.
Haydar Pasha is one of the leaders of Sultan Selim III, who was known for his courage and loyalty to the Ottoman Empire,
The station is distinguished by its western eastern architectural style, which combines the Ottoman and European Baroque style, and the station was suspended in 2012 due to its railway development work, which aims to convert it to a fast train station between Istanbul and other Turkish cities.
Among the entertainment destinations in the Kadiköy district in Istanbul, we mention Bostanci Luna park, one of the most beautiful entertainment places in the Asian section and the Toy Museum in Istanbul, which is also one of the wonderful places that guarantees you to spend a special time with your children.
How to get to Kadikoy in Istanbul:
The best way to go to Kadiköy is by ferries and boats coming from the regions of Eminonu, Karakoy, Kapatas and Besiktas in the European section of Istanbul
It can also be accessed via the metro bus, which is launched from Avcilar in European Istanbul, and goes to the Sogutlucesme area in the Asian section.