When you think of Metro Station, you might think of the catchy band that sings Kelsey, among other hits. But think again, Metro Station is more than a band, but a port for transportation sometimes clad in high class art. Some metro stations are lined with dirty concrete and gum-crusted steel railings, other metro stations are far more unique, amazing, and down right beautiful. Instead of a place to catch the underground train, it feels more like stepping into an art museum.
Allow us to highlight some of the most mesmerizing metro stations from all around the world. Of course, if you have ever visited any of these transportation ports you know that no picture can do justice to how beautiful they look in real life.
Toledo Metro Station located in Naples, Italy
The epic Toledo Metro Station is located on one of Naples most popular shopping streets called Via Toledo. It opened its doors in September of 2012 as the 16th station related to the Metro Line 1. Interestingly, at 50 meters deep, this is the deepest station compared to all others included in Metro Line 1.
A number of famous artists created the art found throughout the station, including William Kentridge and Achille Cevoli. Plus, this station serves as the meeting place for the Metro Art Tour–how perfect!
Kungstradgarden Metro Station located in Stokholm, Sweden
Arts Et Metiers Station located in Paris, France
Stadion Station located in Stockholm Sweden
Slavyansky Bulvar Station located in Moscow, Russia
Formosa Boulevard Station located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
This 3-story station includes an island platform as well as 2 side platforms. People come from all over to see the Dome of Light, which is currently the world’s largest glasswork. Designed by an Italian artist by the name of Narcissus Quagliata, it measures 30 meters in diameter and stretches 2,180 square meters of space in total.
You might not think of an underground metro station as a great wedding venue, but it is offered as a space for the purpose of weddings–perfect if you have family that is constantly on the go!
Radhuset Station located in Stockholm, Sweden
This gorgeous metro system sits right below the local City Hall as well as Police Headquarters. It is built to resemble a natural cave system, relying on organic architecture including exposed and non-sculpted bedrock.
City Hall Station, New York
This station was opened way back in 1904. And although it remains mesmerizing to look at, the City Hall transit station is now a ghost station.
T-Centralen Station located in Stockholm, Sweden
“T” stands as an abbreviation of “tunnelbana,” which in Swedish translates to “underground” or “subway.”
Have you noticed that a lot of the most incredible looking stations are located throughout Sweden?!
Olaias Station located in Lisbon, Portugal
Located on the Red Line of the Lisbon Metro, this station was architecturally designed by Tomas Taveira. The installation art was creatively put together by Pedro Cabrita Reis, Graça Pereira Coutinho, Pedro Calapez and Rui Sanchez.
Avtovo Metro Station located in St. Petersburg, Russia
Known as one of the deepest metro stations all around the world, it is also one of the busiest with more than 2.15 million passengers lucky enough to travel through this gorgeous station on a daily basis. The incorporated designs pay tribute to Soviet style, using detailed artwork and decorations that make for one elegant underground travel experience.
University of Naples Subway Station located in Italy
Bund Sightseeing Tunnel located in Shanghai, China
Tilework in Sznet Gellert Sqaure located in Budapest, Hungary
Kievskaya, Mayakovskaya and Park Pobedy Stations, both located in Moscow, Russia
Which metro station would you most like to travel through each day on your way to work?
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