Wednesday, 2 January 2013
Budapest Keleti (East) Railway Station, Hungary.
Budapest's East Station is the largest of the three international railway stations in Budapest. The 19th century building has an imposing front facade defined by a huge elliptical arch. Built between 1881 and 1884, the station is located in the 8th District on Barros Square, the station was built in an eclectic style, borrowing elements from various styles of popular architecture of the time, including neo-Renaissance. Its reception hall, designed by Gyula Rochlitz, is especially beautiful. Of Budapest's three international railway stations, East Station is the largest and most important. Many of the intercity and international trains arrive and depart here. The station is well connected with the rest of the city thanks to the nearby metro station.