10 Most Beautiful Train Stations in the World

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Take a seat as we take you through some of the most beautiful train stations in the world. These monumental edifices have both modern and historic significance in design and engineering.

With modernity riding over the way we see structures, engineers and architects have found better ways of building some of the most beautiful train stations.

 Most Beautiful Train Stations

Most beautiful train stations to visit

Most of the most beautiful train stations have created a lasting legacy of train structures around the world. We have listed a few of these beautiful train stations around the world.

Liège-Guillemins | Belgium

Have you visited this train station? Architect Santiago Calatrava designed this station in Liège, Belgium,  and left his signature all over the structure.

The open-air structure was completed in 2019. It has soaring white beams, which form the huge arch over the tracks.

 Grand Central Terminal | New York

When it comes to the most beautiful train stations, Grand Central Terminal in New York is stunning. The station welcomes millions of tourists yearly.

Architecture firms, Reed & Stem and Warren & Wetmore brought this station to its magnificent standing. The station was completed in 1913.

The train station holds the Guinness World Record for the largest train station by the number of platforms (44).

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Gare Du Lyon | Paris

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While Paris has seven main train stations, Gare du Lyon is considered among the most beautiful train stations of them all.

The ornate building offers an iconic clock tower that resembles London’s Big Ben on the outside. The inside of the station houses Le Train Bleu restaurant, famous for its elaborate decor.

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Central Railway Station | Maputo, Mozambique

Central Railway Station is designed to be on the bold classic side with its mint-green appearance. The station’s huge dome was argued to have been created by Gustave Eiffel.

The Kulungwana Art Gallery is inside the station.

Kanazawa Station | Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa Station was completed in 2005, covered by a beautiful aluminum-glass Motensashi Dome.  However, you get mesmerized by the imposing Tsuzumi-mon Gate.

This type of wooden structure is the contemporary design on the traditional Japanese torii gates, we find in front of shrines.

Antwerpen-Centraal | Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerpen-Centraal is one of the most beautiful train stations in the world. Belgian architect Louis Delacenserie designed this stunning structure in 1905. The station appears both eclectic and impressive in its style.

Sirkeci Station | Istanbul

Most Beautiful Train Stations

Prussian architect August Jasmund completed Sirkeci Station in 1890. When it comes to blending Eastern and Western 19th-century styles, this station makes a bold impression.

While Sirkeci Station is no longer servicing moving trains, it has become home to the famous Istanbul Railway Museum.

St. Pancras | London

St. Pancras in London is built to compete with others in beauty and engineering prowess. The station was completed in 1868.

Engineers William Henry Barlow and Roland Mason Ordish designed the wrought-iron train shed. The shed was once the largest single-span roof in the world.

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George Gilbert Scott took care of the Victorian Gothic station building and the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel.

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São Bento Railway Station | Porto, Portugal

When we want to talk about the most beautiful train stations in the world, this train station is considered. The station is situated on the former site of a 16th-century monastery.

Architect José Marques da Silva designed the São Bento Railway Station. The 20,000 tin-glazed tiles were the works of Artist Jorge Colaço. He completed the project between 1905 and 1916.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus | Mumbai

British architect F. W. Stevens had to collaborate with the local craftsmen to combine the Victorian Gothic style with Indian influences.

He created a masterpiece when the station was completed in 1888. Today, it has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004 for its inventive architectural aesthetic.

 

 

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