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10 Most Beautiful Railway Stations in the World

Beautiful Railway Stations in the World
If you love travelling then you must have visited to the various railway stations. Travelling from train is not only fast but also gives various opportunities for admiring some greatest architecture of the world. As railway stations are not an ideal place to spend time but there are few railway stations in the world that are very beautiful. So, here we are giving you a list of 10 most beautiful railway stations of the world.

1. Antwerpen-Central Station, Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerpen-Central Station is the world’s most beautiful station and constructed in the year 1905. In constructing this station over 20 types of stones and marbles were used. Now this monstrous station functions as a through-station for the intercity trains, commuter trains and Thalys high speed trains which connect Amsterdam to Paris and Lille via Belgium.

2. St. Pancras Railway Station, London

St. Pancras International station’s construction was completed in the year 1868 and was modernized in the 2000s. This station’s huge halls welcome people arriving in London from all across the France, UK and Belgium on the Eurostar. Moreover, this train station is amongst the most beautiful in the earth built in Victorian architecture.

3. Grand Central Terminal, New York City

Grand Central Terminal was constructed in the year 1913 and looks amazing till now. This was designed by the architectural firms of Warren and Wetmore and Reed and Stem. The Grand Central Terminal draws more than 20 million visitors per year and is the biggest railway station in the world. Hence, it has been featured in various films and has 44 platforms and 67 tracks.

4. Gare du Nord, Paris

Paris is one of the popular tourist destinations in the world and has one of the most beautiful railway stations also. This was opened in the year 1864 and is an amazing example of architecture. This is the busiest railway station of Europe with more than 190 million people passing throughout each year. Furthermore, you can see this many movies including The Bourne Ultimatum, Ocean's Twelve and The Bourne Identity.  

5. Kuala Lampur Railway Station, Malaysia

Kuala Lampur Railway Station was constructed in the year 1917 and was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback. It looks more like a palace than a railway station. At present this station serves the commuter trains and also attracts lot of tourists. In addition to this, this is a meeting place of a variety of architectural styles which combine European, Arabic and Indian schools.

6. Sirkeci Station, Istanbul, Turkey

This station was opened in the year 1980 and was Designed by the architect named as August Jasmund. This beautiful railway station was constructed in a mix of Art Nouveau and Oriental architecture. Trains come into the station pass by Topkapi Palace and stained glass windows on the stone and brick fa├žade here attracts visitors in high number.

7. CMF Railway Station, Mozambique

The striking CMF Railway Station is in the capital city of Mozambique, Maputo and is a superb relic of Portuguese colonial rule. The colour of the building is white and mint and its central domes resemble the effort of Gustave Eiffel. When you will visit this railway station you will feel like you take a trip back in time; because this station still have antique steam locomotives on display and old wooden benches.

8. Dunedin Railway Station, New Zealand

The scenic Dunedin Railway Station was designed by the architect George Troup (Nickname- Gingerbread George). Its construction was completed in the year 1906 in a style of Flemish Renaissance. There the distinct patterns were made by dark basalt from Kokonga which was combined with the white Oamaru stone. Thus, remarkable decor and stained glass windows are the main point of attraction in this railway station.

9. Kanazawa Station, Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa Station in Japan was constructed in the year 1898 and was renovated in 2005. Here the main point of attraction is massive ‘drum gate’ whose legs look like tsuzumi drums and the huge dome. Kanazawa Station is amongst the grandest railway stations of the world and there an innovative fountain displays the time similar to a digital clock.

10. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is the only railway station in the world which has been included in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. This was designed by Frederick William Stevens and is a symbol of Bombay's prestige. Originally, this is named as the Victoria Terminus to honor Queen Victoria and was opened in the year 1888. Additionally, over 3 million passengers pass through this station each day.

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