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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  • Beautiful façade. The Interior is rather banal. Not essential unless you take the train, of course.
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  • The entrance to the main entrance hall is worth seeing, with very nice decor and architecture. The regular season itself.
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  • we arrived in Budapest following an overnight train trip from Prague... the station inside is like any other but outside has some nice architecture... we walked outside and around the building to the ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Very nice building, but services are poor...
  • Unfortunately only partly újitották. The side platforms over the top nemsokat, precipitation of the armatúrákból going on in the rain. The lack of benches restored, but about the rain. The underpass is cultured. Would it still be room for improvement to the 5 * megérdemelje.
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  • From Buda Pace train station to the temple all the way beautiful street scenery is very beautiful, This 2.5km look at the other people spend money on the iron or the bus, I only use to walk, all the way to a relaxed shopping is not only beautiful, but also look at all the Street View, never sit on the iron, a good number, the train station to the temple is the first point is the train station, very beautiful buildings and weeks statue
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  • One of the impressive station buildings. But the inside is quite a mess and modernisation is lagging, too. Grey average.
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