The 8 Most Beautiful Train Stations Around the World

Grand Central Terminal, New York: Some standout features of this Beaux-Arts building include an eye-catching opal clock and a painted ceiling that depicts a starry night sky.

Union Station, Washington, D.C.: Revered as one of the country’s first great union railroad stations, Union Station in Washington, D.C., is one not to miss.

São Bento Railway Station, Porto, Portugal: Located in the center of Porto, São Bento Station boasts murals constructed from approximately 20,000 azulejo tin-glazed ceramic tiles.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai, India: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the gorgeous station formerly called Victoria Terminus, is a UNESCO World Heritage site in the middle of Mumbai.

Dunedin Station, Otego, New Zealand: The station also has a sizable main-floor restaurant, an art gallery, and a sports hall of fame, making it a great place to visit even if you don’t have to catch a train.

Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol, England: Bristol Temple Meads, designed by British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, is known as one of the largest and oldest railway stations in Bristol.

Liège-Guillemins, Liège, Belgium: Dreamed up by Spanish engineer and architect Santiago Calatrava, Liège-Guillemins in Belgium is a modern wonder.

Toledo Station, Naples, Italy: Because of the Art Stations project in Naples, there are plenty of eye-catching terminals that have been thoughtfully designed.