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This train station in Istanbul was once the last stop of the famed Orient Express. Today, there is much less traffic but you can catch a train to other parts of Turkey or certain areas of Europe.
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Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Sirkeci railway station, located on the south bank of the Golden Horn, was once the eastern terminus of the famed Orient Express from Paris. Although Sirkeci is simply a Metro station and there are no long distance trains starting from there nowadays, the building with...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This historical train station was built to bring European passengers and after 1923 it was the main terminal for the locals to ride the train to commute to work. It was also a hub for Europe. Now there is Marmaray that goes under the Bosporus...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 8 September 2019

Sirkeci Station is on the southern shore of the Golden Horn, near the Eminonu ferry terminal, trams and buses. Although it is a historic station (built in 1890 by the Oriental Railway as the eastern terminus of the Orient Express), Sirkeci Terminal also serves modern...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 13 June 2019

This famous railway station appears to be unchanged since it was completed in 1890. Sirkeci Railway Station is a working station, famous as being the final stop of the great Orient Express and appears to still have the original stained glass windows and many other...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 15 May 2019 via mobile

This is down on the south side of the Golden Horn and is largely a modern concrete construction serving commuter trains. However, as mentioned this was once the Orient Express Terminal; to its north side there is still a facade hinting at the former glory...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 19 April 2019 via mobile

Busy place right at the waters front, lots of nearby shops and restaurants, the place never stops and can get to not places from here.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 16 April 2019

This railway station is under reconstruction but still is an evocative site well worth a visit . The Eastern terminus for the Orient Express . Much reconstruction work in Turkey has been very well done - so it is to be hoped and expected that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark Benjamin L
Reviewed 26 March 2019 via mobile

Walking in Sirkeci district one comes across this beautiful station building where the West ended and East started.This was also the last stop for orient express. The platform the cafe the lounge still gives the feeling of bygone era.Must visit while in Istanbul ,these days...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank SOQ2010
Reviewed 14 February 2019

Sirkeci railway station is a railway station in Istanbul. The station is located on the heart of Istanbul's historic area right next to the Golden Horn and Gulhane Park and the Topkapı Palace It is a very good place to visit we can also remember...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Moustafa O
Reviewed 9 January 2019

Inaugurated in 1890 as the Eastern final stop for the Orient Express. It is built in an interesting eclectic style. There is a small museum, some stalls and a restaurant kept in the old style. One can just imagine the thrill of arriving/departing during the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Mohd Azemi M
25 July 2019|
Response from Mark Benjamin L | Reviewed this property |
The station is in a very poor condition at the moment . I don't know for sure if there are any left luggage facilities but suspect that if there are they would be very rudimentary .