Keleti Railway Station, Budapest

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Budapest Keleti railway station is the main international and inter-city railway terminal in Budapest, Hungary.The station stands where Rákóczi Avenue splits to become Kerepesi Avenue and Thököly Avenue. Keleti pályaudvar translates to Eastern Railway Terminus. Its name in 1891 originates not only for its position as the easternmost of the city's rail termini, but for its original role as a terminus of the lines from eastern Hungary including Transylvania, and the Balkans. In contrast, the Nyugati railway station used to serve lines toward Vienna and Paris.ArchitectureThe building was designed in eclectic style by Gyula Rochlitz and János Feketeházy and constructed between 1881 and 1884 as one of the most modern railway stations of Europe. The main façade is adorned with two statues depicting James Watt and George Stephenson. Inside the station are frescos by Karoly Lotz.
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  • Tour departure/arrival. It is worth about half an hour before departure. Great time and by the time the man walks past the initial vonatig!:)
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  • I'm suspect to talk because I love train stations, and this really pretty, the main town, must-see.
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  • If you decide to arrive to this terminal make sure you leave as fast as you can. Luckily the terminal is well connected to the local public transportation network. Do not exchange money here, neither ...  more »
  • The place looks dreadful. In other words it is not a good indicator of how nice the city actually is.
  • Historical railway station. Definitely worth to visit. Unfortunately, the basement with toilets is quite awfull. And do not change your money directly in the station, walk about 5 minutes outside the station and find a moneychange. There´s a lot of them nearby.
  • It’s a little bit crowded and not very clean, but the staff is kind.
  • Very nice building, but services are poor...
  • Station Kéleti (Weng. Keleti pályaudvar-"train station") is the largest of the three railway stations of Budapest, together with Nyugati and Delhi. The station is located on the Pest side of the capital in the 8th district in the square (Baross Veng. Baross tér). Near Metro station "Keleti pályaudvar. The station building was constructed in neo-Renaissance style in 1881-1884. The façade is decorated with sculptures of inventors James Watt and George Stefensona. At the time of its opening the station was considered one of the most modern stations in Central Europe and was equipped with electric lighting. Restoration of the station took place in 1998 year.
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