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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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful façade. The Interior is rather banal. Not essential unless you take the train, of course.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The entrance to the main entrance hall is worth seeing, with very nice decor and architecture. The regular season itself.
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  • August 14, 2017
    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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