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The Tunnel

Since 1871
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The Tunnel Beyoğlu, often simply referred to as “Tünel,” is an iconic and historic transportation landmark nestled in the vibrant heart of Istanbul, Turkey. This underground funicular railway is a beloved part of the city’s public transportation system and holds a special place in the hearts of both locals and tourists.

Istiklal Street is finished after reaching the tunnel. The tunnel is a 573 meters long historical public transportation system connecting the underground transportation system of the world. Construction was started in 1871 and it was inaugurated in January 18,1875

The Tunel is, making it one of the oldest underground rail systems in the world. It was designed by French engineer Eugène-Henri Gavand and initially powered by a steam engine, but it later transitioned to electric power. The funicular’s two stations are located at the entrances of the underground tunnel, one in Karaköy and the other in Beyoğlu. It connects the bustling Galata Bridge area to the vibrant Tünel Square.

Tunel Beyoğlu is not just a means of getting from one place to another; it’s a living piece of history that captures the essence of Istanbul. Riding this charming funicular is a delightful way to immerse yourself in the soul of the city while also enjoying stunning views. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a traveler, or a local resident, a trip on the Tünel is an experience you won’t want to miss.

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Azapkapı, Tersane Cd. No:9, 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul

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