Viewpoints Istanbul: Halic Metro Station

One of my favorite viewpoints, and yet most of the times overseen by people, is the Halic Metro Station. Situated in the middle of a bridge crossing the Golden Horn the Station provides a great view up the Golden Horn and down to the Bosphorus. Recently it also has two small passenger bridges at both ends inside of the station, which provide an even better view to all sides. Without the need to leave the station at all. Also the Halic Metro Station is a good starting point to explore Balat, Fener or to visit the Süleymaniye Mosque, probably the most beautiful mosque of Istanbul, which also provides a nice view. 

View from Halic Metro Station

Here are some pictures taken by me at the Metro Station to give you an idea why I think is one of the most stunning viewpoints in Istanbul, especially at night. The view goes from Eyüp with Pierre Loti over the Fatih and Süleymaniye mosque, the Yeni mosque down to Topkapi, the Galata Bridge and the Galata Tower.

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View from Halic Metro to Topkapi

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View of Fatih Mosque and the Golden Horn at Night

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Night view of Yeni Cami from Halic

How to get there

Well, apparently the viewpoint being a Metro Station, the Metro might be your best option. It is a stop on the green line 2. The best thing about it, it is possible to just get out of the Metro at the station and take the next one without needing to pay again. Or even riding back and forth. 
Unfortunaly Google Maps does not show the bridge with the Metro station yet, but it is located between the Galata and the Atatürk bridge.


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