Europe’s Most Beautiful Railway Stations
Life is about the journey rather than the destination, and in the case of these most beautiful railway stations – that saying really is true. While most travelers approach train stations as the starting point for their trip, you will find that these train stations are truly unforgettable. So, why don’t you take a look at three of Europe’s most beautiful railway stations?
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Beautiful railway stations pick number 1 – La Gare de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Near France’s eastern border with Germany, located in Strasbourg is the Strasbourg train station. It is the second largest in the country, and arguably the most beautiful.
The train station is a modern glass building on the outside. So, once you step inside, you’ll see the light, airy space and the historical beauty of the station inside the doe. This train station has a lot of history. It was opened in 1846 and rebuilt in 1883. The gorgeous rounded glass element you will see was added in 2007 to protect the iconic station.
What do you think of it? Is Strasbourg worth a visit?
Antwerpen-Centraal Station, Antwerp, Belgium
The word Grand does not even begin to describe Antwerp central train station. The neo-baroque marvel seems more like a cathedral than a travel center. The Train Station also features a spacious waiting room made of marble and stone, features a huge clock and is covered with a large dome.
This Belgian beauty was built at the request of King Leopold II and is with us for over 110 years. It now hosts commuter trains, intercity trains, and Thalys high-speed trains. This is definitely one you don’t want to miss!
Many people consider Antwerp railway station to be the most beautiful railway stations of them all.
Estaçao Ferroviária de Sao Bento, Porto, Portugal
This train station is simply gorgeous and was originally the Sao Bento de Ave-Maria Convent and From the outside, travelers will see that the building has a beautiful Parisian-style stone facade.
The interior is the real prize though! There are 20,000 tiles that tell stories from Portuguese history, like the Battle of Valdevez and the Conquest of Ceuta. Artist Jorge Colaço painted the tiles for 14 years and the murals got completed in 1916. You don’t want to miss this work of art or your train! 😉
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