6 Beautiful Train Stations From Around The World

Published April 4, 2014
Updated February 12, 2018

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, India

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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Located in Mumbai, the formerly titled Victoria Terminus is now a UNESCO World Heritage site for its splendid architecture. Designed by Frederick William Stevens, the station was opened in 1887 in honor of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.

The stunning station seamlessly blends inspiration from the Indian Mughal style of architecture and the Victorian era of Gothic Revival. It was also made further famous by the “Jai Ho” dance at the end of Slumdog Millionaire.

Beautiful Train Station In India

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Gare de Lyon, Paris

Though Gare du Nord might be the more famous Parisian train station, Gare de Lyon is definitely more revered for its luxurious splendors. Built for the 1900 Paris World Expo, Gare de Lyon is a complex, coherent and striking building.

In particular, the restaurant Belle Époque, situated inside the station, attracts hordes of revelers who enjoy the stunning cityscape artwork, glittering chandeliers and a sweeping view of the station below. The restaurant even boasts a long list of famous clientele from Brigitte Bardot and Coco Chanel to Salvador Dalí.

Dining Hall In Gare De Lyon

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Beautiful Train Stations From Around The World Lyon

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