Jam-packed, smelly, dark, and often filthy – these are but a few common subway station stereotypes from subway passengers. Sure, most of the subway stations have seemingly fallen off the standards, but those who think that all subway stations are deplorable and dull surely have not seen any of these amazing subway stations. There are still tons of subway stations throughout the world that go against the grain and are surprisingly impressive and breathtaking – from a subway station with the world’s longest art exhibit to a station with exceptional architecture. Today, we list some of the most amazing subway stations in the world.
Toledo Station in Naples Italy
First on the list is the ever-stunning Toledo Station in Naples, Italy. This station has been part of the city’s network of so-called Metro Art Stations, beautifully designed with the theme of light and water. The wall between the ground and the lower level is built from thousands of Bisazza tiles that shine from light to dark blue, impressing the passengers with its unusual effects as they travel down the escalator.
Plac Wilsona Metro in Warsaw, Poland
This underground metro was opened in 2005 and named after the US President Woodrow Wilson. This impressive metro station features a pleasing, attractive ceiling design with elliptical circles glowing in different colors, making this station the most stunning subway in Warsaw.
Westfriedhof Station in Munich Germany
It is considered to be one of the most attractive underground stations in Germany. This subway station features colorful light domes in blue, red, and yellow shades installed above the station platform. The lighting concept was developed by Ingo Maurer. Westfriedhof Station became a popular attraction for stunning architectures in Munich.
Admiralteyskaya in St. Petersburg, Russia
Admiralteyskaya, one of the stunning Saint Petersburg metro stations, is considered to be one of the deepest underground stations in the world, lying 187 feet below the ground. Admiralteyskaya Station is a blend of modern and classic design. This subway station is proof that Russia’s subway stations are among the most impressive and amazing subway stations in the world.
Metro Bilbao ‘Fosteritos’ Station in Bilbao, Spain
This amazing subway station is located in Greater Bilbao, Spain with over 42 stations and with over 80 accesses. Metro Bilbao, ‘Fosteritos,’ was named after its ubiquitous architect, Norman Foster. The glassy entrance of the metro features an aesthetically attractive design that uses natural light during the day and is brightly illuminated at night, serving as a beacon of light in the streetscape. Indeed, Metro Bilbao reflects the architectural exuberance of the city.
Bockenheimer Warte Subway Station in Frankfurt, Germany
It looks like something is emerging from the ground! This subway station in Frankfurt, Germany has an interesting and creative subway entrance, featuring like a subway train bursting out from the pavement or a train crashing into the ground. This subway entrance was designed by Architect Zbigniew Peter Pininski.
Moscow City Subway Stations, Russia
Moscow is an amazing city that has many attractions but not so many are aware that the Russian capital has some of the most beautiful metro stations in the world. The Moscow Metro was the first ever underground railway system to be built in the Soviet Union. The metro stations were believed to have been constructed so exquisitely to make the people feel that their tax money had indeed been put to good use. The Moscow Metro is one of the finest examples of Russia’s rich culture and heritage.
Arts Et Métiers Station, Paris, France
University Of Naples Subway Station, Italy
Formosa Boulevard Station, Taiwan
Olaias Station, Portugal
Solna Station, Sweden
Bayview Station, Canada
Szent Gellért Budapest, Hungary