The Keleti Train Station (East Train Station) of Budapest is not only one of the most important railway infrastructure hubs of Hungary, but it is also a place worth appreciating for its historical background and artistic qualities.

Thus, Keleti Palyaudvar, as it is referred to in Hungarian, was built between 1881 and 1884, and parts of it were erected by following the designs of Mor Than and Janos Feketehazy. The architectural style can be best described as eclectic, since one can tell the plethora of influences and elements borrowed from sundry architectural trends, put together in a pretty coherent overall structure. Architecturally speaking, the quality of the building has already been ascertained, Keleti Palyaudvar being one of the most modern and artistic train stations in Europe at the moment it was built.

The impressive fa├žade amounts to 43 meters in height, being pegged out, right on top of the entrance, by two statues representing James Watt and George Stephenson, important names for the history of railway transport. Passengers can also admire the frescoed walls inside the building, with works by Karoly Lotz.

Keleti Train Station (Keleti Palyaudvar)
Baross ter, 1087, Budapest, Hungary
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