Western Railway Station (Nyugati Pályaudvar)

Name: Western Railway Station
Category: Architecture, castles and historic districts
Location: 1062 Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar

Description

This station, a masterful blend of glass and steel which is perfectly integrated into the brick structure, was built between 1874 and 1877 by the Eiffel company, which was also responsible for Paris’s most famous landmark. Take a look inside the old station restaurant (today a McDonald’s!), with its magnificent Art Deco interior.



 

Western Railway Station
Western Railway Station

 

Good to know about the Westend Railway Station

  • Budapest Western Railway Station (Budapest Nyugati Pályaudvar) is one of 3 main railway stations of Budapest
  • The station is housed in an imposing building designed by August de Serres and built by the Eiffel Company
  • In its middle the building has an iron lattice roof, the same technology used to build the Eiffel Tower
  • The station was opened on October 28, 1877
  • Previously the end station of the first Hungarian railway line stood here; the line was opened in 1846 and conected Pest and Vác
  • This earlier station was pulled down to make room for the Grand Boulevard (Nagykörút), a major infrastructural project of its time
  • Right next to the station, you find one of Budapest’s main shopping malls, Westend City Center

Tip: If you want to do some shopping visit the WestEnd City Center shopping mall right next door

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