Public transportation can be a total drag, but it’s not always this way. These 10 most beautiful metro stations are not only works of art, but they’ll take you where you want to go. Ready to take a trip around the world? Check them out below!
Number Ten: Champ-de-Mars Station – Montreal, Canada. The artist behind those gorgeous stained glass windows in Champ-de-Mars station is Marcelle Ferron. These windows are so great, in fact, that they’ve made the artist quite famous.
Number Nine: Olaias Station – Lisbon, Portugal. Completely different from a traditional train station, Olaias features colorful geometric patterns all around it.
Number Eight: Zoloti Vorota Station – Kiev, Ukraine. Zoloti Vorota is one of Kiev’s most well-known stations, and for good reason. Many artists helped contribute to this masterpiece.
Number Seven: Komsomolskaya Station – Moscow, Russia. This station serves three different railway terminals, which means it sees a lot of foot traffic. This station truly resembles the Russian identity and culture.
Number Six: City Hall Station – New York, New York. Located in the heart of New York, this station has been closed since 1945. Its beautiful historic prowess is part of the reason it has made it on this list.
Number Five: Westfriedhof Station – Munich, Germany. One of the many U-Bahn stations located throughout Germany, Westfriedhof has been in existence since 1998.
Number Four: Avtovo Station – St. Petersburg, Russia. Avtovo Station was designed by architect Ye.A. Levinson and opened in 1955. Avtovo is a shallow-level station.
Number Three: T-Centralen Station – Stockholm, Sweden. T-Centralen Station, located in Stockholm, serves all three lines of the metro system there. T-Centralen is covered in gorgeous blue paintings, which make it resemble an artistic cave.
Number Two: Formosa Boulevard Station – Kaohsiung, Taiwan. This station in Taiwan is one of the busiest. Formosa Boulevard is known for what’s pictured above, titled The Dome of Light. The Dome of Light was created by Narcissus Quagliata.
Number One: Toledo Metro Station – Naples, Italy. This breathtaking station features numerous blue Bisazza mosaics all over the station, giving it a dream-like quality. The Toledo metro station has been in operation since 2012.