Last updated on October 6th, 2023
The Nyugati Train Station is one of Budapest’s most iconic buildings: its monumental yet elegant iron and glass facade stands out among the brick buildings of the centre of Budapest. The station was built by the Eiffel company on the site where from Hungary’s first train rail line started off in 1846. Its innovative iron structure counted as a technical miracle back then when it was finished in the day of steam engines in 1877. Not a lot of change has happened to this building over the centuries, making it ideal for period pieces. The colorful and grandiose main hall with its beautiful iron structure could double as a station set in any point of the last few hundred years. The grandiose hall takes us back to the elegance of the golden age of Hungary, but that is nothing compared to the extraordinarily pompous and ornate royal waiting room, which looks like the interior of a baroque church. Next to all this, the side corridors form a more airy, tranquil spot, with a rich variation of textures; wood panelling, huge glass windows, marble floor and brick walls. The soviet era aesthetic waiting rooms and the international ticket office makes the atmosphere more playful with its colourful fiberglass chairs. This diversity is what makes this location so popular among both filmmakers and photographers.