Bağdat Caddesi (English: Baghdad Street) is a famous street in the Asian part of Istanbul. It runs about 14 kilometers from east to west and passes through the districts of Maltepe and Kadikoy.
In Kadıköy there is an avenue about 6 kilometers long with 3 lanes in only one direction, from Bostancı to Kızıltoprak. In terms of importance and size, Bağdat Caddesi can be understood as the Asian equivalent of İstiklal Caddesi in Europe.
The predecessor of Bagdat Caddesi was a trade and military route connecting Constantinople and Anatolia. During the Ottoman Empire, after Sultan Murad IV conquered Baghdad in 1638, this street was renamed Bagdat Caddesi.
The original route of Bağdat Caddesi led from Uskudar via Haydarpaşa to Kızıltoprak. The Ottoman Empire built several drinking fountains and places of prayer for tourists along the way. Today, some quarters of Bağdat Caddesi use the Turkish word for drinking fountain Çeşme in the name (e.g. Söğütlüçeşme, Selamiçeşme and Çatalçeşme).
The area around the street is also a prosperous settlement for Istanbul residents. There are also some very nice villas.
Along the street you will find many luxury cafes, restaurants and shops. Numerous bars, pubs and clubs also provide exciting nighttime activities, allowing visitors to spend a lively evening in and Istanbul to spend.
Sights in Bagdat Street and Surroundings
There are also many points of interest & sights around the Baghdad street. The neighborhoods around the avenue became famous in the 19th century and many mansions were built. Despite the changes in the city, these villas that have retained their beauty also have beauty and architecture worth seeing.
Especially in the vicinity of Caddebostan you can see many historic mansions.
You can take a look at that Zühtu Pasha Mosque throw, which was built by Abdülhamid's Minister of Education, Ahmed Zühtü Pascha.
Also, you can Galip Pasha Mosque which dates back to 1899 and was built by Galip Pasha, one of Sultan Abdulhamid's governors.
Bagdat Caddesi is a bit busy, especially between Suadiye and Caddebostan.
The Bostanci Amusement Park is also a great place to have fun with the kids nearby.
Suadiye – Shopping at Bagdat Caddesi
One of the first places that comes to mind when shopping on Bağdat Street, Suadiye is famous for its world brands. Here you will find many cafes, restaurants and shops. Enjoy shopping in this area planted with tall palm trees and wide, flat sidewalks.
The most beautiful places of Bagdat Caddesi
The most famous cafes and restaurants can be found on the streets of Suadiye and Caddebostan.
- Zum breakfast or a good coffee
One of the favorite places for Istanbul residents, CafeCadde is located in the center of the heart of Kadbostan with its excellent location and quality of service maintained for many years. You can choose this place, it's a very popular place for breakfast, Drinks or dinner.
- For lunch
As one of the most famous burger restaurants on Bağdat Street, Daily Veal is not very expensive but maybe a bit more expensive than other places in the area.
- For dinner
Happy Moon's is one of the most famous restaurants on Bağdat Street and is known for its large portions. Notable for its taste in world cuisine, this place is always crowded. Happy Moon's is one of the few places down the road without sacrificing quality, and one of those places that it wine gives.
How to get to Bagdat Caddesi
You can find Bagdat-Caddesi on the Asian side of Istanbul, between the districts of Bostanci and Göztepe in the district Kadikoy.
The easiest way to get to Baghdad Caddesi is by Marmaray train.
- The nearest railway station is Suadiye.
- Take the Bagcilar-Kabatas tram (line T1), get off at Sirkeci station and take the Marmaray train.
- From Yenikapi take the Marmaray train.
- Take the 34 AS Metrobus from Mecidiyekoy, get off at Sogutlucesme station and take the Marmaray train.
- From Kadiköy, take the Kadiköy-Tavsantepe M4 subway line, get off at Ayrilikcesmesi station and take the Marmaray train.
Using public transport requires a IstanbulCard.
Address : Bagdat Cd., Istanbul, Turkey