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12 Beautiful Metro Stations That Transport You to Another World

Ride in style from one of these beautiful metro stations from around the world.

Peering down a long, dark, empty tunnel from a subway platform while waiting for the train can be agonizing—especially when you’re stuck underground in a drab, dreary station. But the best metro stations not only provide a means to get to your final destination; they transport you to another world through hypnotizing design or beautiful art. We've rounded up the sleekest, best-designed, and sometimes most bizarre subway stations—and with more than 160 metro systems in the world, there were plenty to choose from. Here are our 12 favorites:



Metro Center Station

Harry Weese

Washington, D.C.

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Baikonur Metro Station

Almaty, Kazakhstan

See our previous posting about this project here.

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Iidabashi Station

Makoto Sei Wantanabe

Tokyo

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Formosa Boulevard Station

Shin Takamatsu

Taipei, Taiwan

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Cidade Nova Metro Station and Footbridge

JBMC Arquitectura

Rio de Janeiro

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Solna Centrum Station

Anders Aberg and Karl-Olov Bjor

Stockholm

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Westfriedhof Station

Ingo Mauer

Munich

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McCormick-Tribune Campus Center

OMA
 Chicago

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Khalid Bin Waleed Station

Dubai

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Peel Station

Artwork by Jean-Paul Mousseau

Montréal

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Wave-A-Wall

Acconci Studio

Brooklyn

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Tram and Bus Station in Munich

Perret Maluche Stuke

Munich



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