In Spain there are some of the most beautiful train stations in all of Europe, although outside the borders You can also find other buildings of equal beauty. Of course, few can compare with the enormous and impressive Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, erected in the enormous Bombay metropolis and it is one of the most imposing buildings on the entire planet.

When you think of train stations that leave those who enter them dazed, you usually think of the São Bento station in Porto or the Antwerp headquarters, but this century-old mega-construction in the city of India is even more spectacular, since it looks like a real castle in the middle of the city.

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The impressive ‘Victoria Station’ in Mumbai

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal is one of the finest examples of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in India.  The building was built from 1878, following a design based on Italian models from the Late Middle Ages.  Its stone dome, turrets and pointed arches stand out.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal

The construction of the station started in 1878 and it lasted a decade. The design was carried out by the British architect Frederick William Stevens, who introduced numerous elements of the victorian gothic revival to the work, as well as many traditional Indian style decorations to create a mix of styles extremely incredible.

At first, it was named ‘Victoria Station’ by the Queen, although in the 90s of the last century its name was changed to a ancient indian warrior. Its façade perplexes any tourist who comes to contemplate it, since its small towers and their stone arches They are of striking beauty.

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The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus helped Bombay significantly increase the commercial transit, and ended up establishing the city of India as the gothic capital from Asia. This impressive station is the greatest example of a style that It only occurs in the metropolis, since it was in the city where the most special elements of traditional Indian architecture converged with the British builders of the colonial era.

It is one of the busiest stations in the world

Despite having been standing for more than a century, ‘Victoria Station’ continues to be one of the most frequented on the entire planet, since more than every day pass through its doors. three million travelers. This is not surprising, since the city of Bombay is the second city in the world with the highest population density and the most populated in the entire country with more than 12 million inhabitants living in the huge metropolis.

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