Budapest city, Western Railway Station ( Nyugati pályaudvar ) is one of the three main railway stations of Budapest/Hungary (together with Keleti pályudvar and Déli pályaudvar).
Built between 1874 and 1877, this station was designed by August de Serres and the Eiffel Company of Paris (the company famous for building the Eiffel Tower in Paris,France).
The iron-framed hall is considered to be one of the best examples of Eiffel’s magnificent complex ironwork, typical of the late 1800s (see the picture). The building measured 6,153 meters square and 25 meters high (66,000 square feet and 82 feet) when completed, which made it the fifth largest train station in the world. For many years, it was also Europe’s most modern railway station.National Heritage site.
Renovations to the station have been conducted during the past few decades and included the addition of an overpass for auto traffic, an underground area for passengers, and several stores including a large department store.
Just beside the Western Station sits a very ornate McDonald’s Restaurant. Always filled with hungry commuters, it’s said to have the most beautiful interior of any fast food restaurant on the planet. The 250-seat restaurant is the second busiest of all of McDonald’s 11,000 restaurants worldwide!
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