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Central Station

Koningin Astridplein, 27, Antwerp 2018, Belgium
02 528 28 28
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Ranked #1 of 81 attractions in Antwerp
Type: Architectural Buildings
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Leopold II had this unusual rail station built as a neo-Baroque monument to the railway age in 1905.
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Rome, Italy
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Absolutely great experience! Had to leave my luggages for 3 hours and found the lockers perfectly clean, working and available. The bus/train connection worked perfectly and the station is right in the centre! TRIPLE A!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Just take a look inside for a couple minutes ;) It's breathtaking how beautifal a rail station can be.

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Arusha, Tanzania
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It is quite easy to actually miss out on the beauty of this station if you don't take your time to enjoy it. It has very fascinating features and an even more fascinating history. The place is amazing, more so that it is such a public place that is taken for granted really. One must take time to explore this... More

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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

An absolutely stunning building, absolutely deserving of it's title as one of the world's most beautiful stations. The diamond shops are worth seeing as well, and plenty of cafes are available, along with an impressive newsagent stocking papers in at least 5 different languages. Very helpful tourist information and a lovely waffle stall as well

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

If you like the older buildings you will enjoy this site. If the people that like old and Modern try a walk inside here. This is suitable for all people

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Hamilton, Canada
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This is a stunning building. Built between 1895 and 1905 it has been wonderfully preserved and is still in use as a railway station. As you enter the station the intricate work of the building is apparent, pause and admire the beautiful columns, arches and stone work. There are three levels of tracks that can be seen as soon as... More

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Melbourne
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82 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A lovely old building, bit like Central Station in New York. It is located at the top end of the Diamond District. Worth a visit.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I had heard rumors about the magnificent train station in one of my stops on my trip, but soon forgot which city. As I arrived in Antwerp, stepped off of the Thalys, I was busy gathering my luggage and assorted items. When I finally looked up, I realized I was on the bottom platform looking up through an open four... More

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Liege, Belgium
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It was, for a long time, the most beautiful train station in Belgium (now, that Liège's station has been rebuilt, I'm not so sure about that). It really is a wonderful piece of architecture. There are railway tracks on 3 levels (or was it 4?). Worth a visit and some snaps.

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Quito, Ecuador
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I can only imagine the destruction it suffered during the wars, but now it is so beautiful, and big. There are cofee shops, Starbucks, waffle carts (The best waffles!!) and just outside across the Street there is a macdonalds and some cute shops to spend time.

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