Nyugati is one of four main train stations in Budapest, each with their own metro station. Three are named after the points of the compass, in this case, ‘West’, although it mainly serves trains heading north. International services to Prague, Berlin and Poland set off from here. Opened in 1877, this is one of the oldest terminals in Budapest, standing alongside the Nagykörút.

The redeveloped square alongside contains a number of chain outlets and relaxation areas, though the station itself is in need of a revamp, its warren of underground walkways lined with vendors of cheap goods. Its façade remains the impressive iron-and-glass frontage created by the Gustave Eiffel Company of Paris tower fame, its large clock also marking a popular rendezvous spot.

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