Traveling by train is one of the most amazing experiences a person can have. This means of transport that has broken borders, is present on all continents and has maximum charm and elegance, besides providing full contact with nature.
Hurb has made a list of 10 train stations around the world that delight in the beauty and exuberance of its architecture. Check out!
Built over a decade, this train station in Antwerp, Belgium, is an architectural attraction. The dome is almost 75 meters high, which allows the entry of plenty of light into the main terminal.
The central terminal at Madrid’s largest train station has been transformed into a tropical garden surrounded by cafes, restaurants and waiting areas. An annex terminal was opened in 1992 and hosts the city’s high-speed AVE and long-distance trains.
Located in Mumbai, India, and immortalized in the film “Slumdog millionaire”, this train station is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in the late 1890s.
Last year, when French railway company SNCF interviewed passengers about what the most beautiful train station in the country was, the Gare du Nord de Paris lost the position to this station in the city of Metz in northeastern France. The 1908 building has a clock tower of 30 meters and is a historical monument.
Built in 1919, Helsinki station in Finland has one of the most emblematic architectural features in the region. Its four statues that keep spherical lights on the sides of the terminal entrance that set the tone of charm and elegance to the place. Granite guards receive hundreds of thousands of passengers every day.
With more than 3400 meters above sea level, the small Jungfraujoch station, located in Switzerland, is the highest in Europe.
This Kanazawa station, Japan, is a mixture of modernity and tradition. The gigantic wooden gate is inspired by Japanese sacred gates and in front of the entrance to the station there is an ultramodern terminal in steel and glass.
Liege-Guillemis Station in Belgium, rebuilt in 2009 by the famous architect Santiago Calatrava, the same one that designed the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, the station takes passengers on a high-speed train to France and Germany, as well as long-distance trips in Belgium.
The mint green station is one of the most imposing buildings in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. It also contains a small art museum and sometimes features live music over the weekend.
São Bento Station in Porto is known for its tiles illustrating the history and rulers of Portugal, as well as the progress of transport, until the early 1900s. There are about 20,000 pieces of tile in this season full of light.
Immortalized stations in movies, with gardens inside or on the top of a mountain. There are train stations for all tastes and are considered by travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler the most beautiful in the world.
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