Underground art: These are the world’s most beautiful metro stations (PHOTO)

Architectural inovations, optical illusions and unusual mixes of shapes and colors enabled us to fulfill our time by visual enjoyment, instead of being bored, while we're waiting a train

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In many countries around the world, metro stations have been transformed into objects with amazing aesthetic capacities.

Architectural inovations, optical illusions and unusual mixes of shapes and colors enabled us, instead of being bored, to fulfill our time by visual enjoyment, while we’re waiting a train.

Take a look at the world’s most beautiful metro stations – from Taiwan to Moscow.

1. Atocha Station, Madrid

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Profimedia: Atocha train station, Madrid, Spain

It is a mix of glass, concrete and tropical gardens. While you’re waiting the train to come, take a look at sculptures that are decorating Madrid’s biggest station.

2. Khalid Bin Al Waleed Station, Dubai

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Profimedia: View of the interior of the Khalid Bin Al Waleed station on the Dubai subway system in the UAE

Dubai is well-known by it’s wealth and this station is not an exception. Massive chandeliers shaped like jellyfishes are hanging from the cap slathering the blue light around the room.

3. Komsomolskaya station, Moscow

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Profimedia: Spectacular vaulted ceiling and chandeliers in Moscow’s Komsomolskaya metro station, Russia

Moscow’s train station is build inneo-clasical architectural style and decorated with chandeliers and mosaics, while ceiling reminds on giant dancehalls from the royal times.

4. Arts Et Metiers Station, Paris

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Profimedia: Spectacular vaulted ceiling and chandeliers in Moscow’s Komsomolskaya metro station, Russia

If you like Jules Verne, then this station will delight you. It’s made of copper walls with windows like in the submarine, and of gears decoration the cap.

5. U-Bahn station, Munich

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Profimedia: Munich U-Bahn metro, Germany

The designer of this station used 11 giant lamps in simple manner to make the amazing light effect.

6. Formosa Boulevard Station, Kaohsiung

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Profimedia: The Dome of Light at Formosa Boulevard Station, the central station of Kaohsiung subway station

The stained glass made of 4.500 glass plates is located on this Taiwan’s metro station. This is the biggest stained glass in the world and, because of an unbelievable kaleidoscope effect, weddings were recommended to be organized there.

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7. Toledo station, Naples

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Profimedia: Toledo metro station and Montecalvario exit, Naples

Italy’s station reminds of Wonderland, thanks to its ‘bright panels’ which illuminate Naples’ metro station.

8. Grand Central Terminal Station, New York

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Profimedia: Toledo metro station and Montecalvario exit, Naples

An incredible ceiling is adorning New York’s metro station, while it’s also famous by the biggest number of terminals – 44, including a secret one.

9. Palais Royal at the Musee du Louvre Station, Paris

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Profimedia: Toledo metro station and Montecalvario exit, Naples

An entrance to this station is made of colorful beads, merged into a complicated and beautiful design. Whatever part of the year is, you will definitely notice enetrance to this station.

10. Zoloti Vorota Station, Kiev

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Shutterstock: Toledo metro station and Montecalvario exit, Naples

It’s about the station decorated with complicated mosaics that are placed all over the pillars and surfaces. In combination with chandeliers and candlesticks, the impression of elegant space is made.

11. Mayakovskaya Station, Moscow

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Thinkstock: Mayakovskaya metro station in Moscow, Russia

This station is considered as one of most beautiful in the world. It’s decorated with marble, steel and lamps, hidden in the oval niche of the ceiling, which is also decorated with little panels.

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