Last updated on June 23rd, 2020
Keleti Railway Station, one of the biggest railway stations in Hungary, was built in 1884, in the age of steam locomotives, which used to emit huge amounts of steam. They needed space to allow the vapour to vent out, this is the reason why the eclectic style Keleti Station is so grandiose with its huge steel framed, glass windows. A curiosity is that on the main facade near the entrance one can find the statues of James Watt and George Stephenson. At that time almost every railway station in Europe was built in a similar style, but our Keleti Station hasn’t been reconstructed since, so it reserves its gorgeous 19th century style. But luckily the government renovated it only a few years ago, staying faithful to its style so now it is more appealing than ever. This is part of the reason why filmmakers love to shoot here.