A stunning piece of architecture awaits those arriving at Budapest's Western (Nyugati) Station. It was built in 1877 at the end of Hungary's first train line. The architect was Gustave Eiffel, the same man behind the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty. Despite the grime of traffic and neglect, it's arguably one of his greatest works.
Inside you are whisked back in time to another era. Much of the original fixtures and fittings still remain. And although the station is a bit grim, especially if approached through the famously awful underground station, it still retains a certain nineteenth century charm.
Most international express trains arrive and depart from the Keleti Railway Station. Domestic trains to and from the north and north-east.
This station is located in the Eastern part of Budapest at Keleti Pályaudvar metro station - M2 metro line (red line
Budapest Nyugati Station
at Nyugati Pályaudvar metro station - M3 line (blue line) metro line)
Trains for the Great Plain and the Danube Bend.
This train station is one of the main train station of Budapest. It was designed by Gustave Eiffel (yes, the guy with the big tower in Paris). The façade is still impressive, but the interior looks like many train stations of eastern Europe.
Nyugati Station is withion wlaking distance from the Oktogon. Nyugati pu. Station (M2) is the nearest Metro station.
There are 3 railway stations in Budapest : Nyugati, Keleti and Deli. Nyugati and Keleti are located in Pest side and Deli is located in Buda side of the city. Nyugati train station is in the city center which makes it a popular place for meeting. All train stations are connected to metro and this makes the life easy when you need to use the train. All the buildings are quite old, but still in good condition. Of course, no need to mention that all these stations will be crowded most times.
Budapest nyugati pályaudvar (Hungarian for Budapest Western Railway Station) is a railway station in the northern part of the old town of Budapest. It is one of the three main railway stations of Budapest (together with Keleti pályaudvar and Déli pályaudvar) and can be found in the 6th district. The station was planned by August de Serres and was built by the Eiffel company. It was opened on October 28, 1877. Previously another station stood in its place, the end station of Hungary's first railway line, the Pest–Vác line (constructed in 1846). This building was pulled down in order to construct the Nagykörút.
Budapest Keleti pályaudvar (often abbreviated Budapest Keleti pu, Hungarian for Budapest Eastern Railway Station) is the largest railway station in Budapest. It can be found in the 8th district (Józsefváros), on Baross Square. The building was constructed in eclectic style between 1881 and 1884 and was one of the most modern railway stations of Europe in that time. It was planned by Gyula Rochlitz and János Feketeházy. The station's length is 93 m, the platform length is 80 m, underground depth is 14 m. The main façade is adorned with two statues of James Watt and George Stephenson.
Nyugati Station: It’s one of the three most popular train stations. The building is huge and the external is very beautiful. This station is not far from Danube and Margaret Island. It’s the station for national departures mostly.
Keleti Station: This is the international station, at Kerepesi ut, just 10 minutes from the city centre. The building is big and beautiful. Keleti station connects Budapest with all majors Europeans cities.
Nyugati Station (Nyugati Palyaudvar) was built at the end of the 19th century and constructed by the famous architect Gustav Eiffel, which was a specialist of ironwork. The stations façade is still very impressing, whereas the interior seems to be quite run down.
At that time taking the train was not for the
common people. What I mean is , it was
chique to take the train...
And where do you think mister and missis
waited for their train? Right in the gold leafs
The 'Keleti-Eastern Station' has a nice one.
They don't serve anything special here , but
it is the atmosphere that dwells in these
places where people are waiting.
Everybody another destination another purpose.
Do they use the piano in the middle sometimes?
I wonder... the pinguin brought a very nice coffee.
In the station there is also a tourist office.
If you arrive there it is the perfect place to get
some information or to buy a Budapest card
or to book a tour.
We did see the one with the Mac Donalds
in it and we wondered if the other one would
be such a fine example of architecture as well.
And it was. 'Kéleti palyaudvar' opened it's doors
in the same year as the opera , 1884.
That period some big monuments were
raised. The market hall came three years later
as well as the parliament.
The east station is impressive for it's size
as well as it's elegance..
In that period Budapest had about 700 000
A giant statue with a lady accompanied by
two bearded men riding half horses half fish
decorate the top of the building.
For sure worth a picture.
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