Worlds most beautiful McDonalds with chandeliers and stained glass windows

Let’s face it – McDonald’s restaurants aren’t best known for their architectural beauty or beautiful decor.

Unless that is if it’s located in Porto, Portugal – home to the ‘world’s most beautiful McDonald’s’.

Once over this stunning building housed a rather different kind of establishment – a well known restaurant called the Imperial Cafe which was loved by locals.

But in 1995 it was taken over by the fast food chain which has meant that the fabulous property hasn’t fallen into rack and ruin.

Loco Porto is a city guide for tourists which explains more about the now famous McDonald’s branch.

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It says: “You won’t need to do much research to agree with this statement: this is the most beautiful McDonald’s restaurant in the world! Period.

“And, even if you are not into the so-called fast food sold here, the interior is absolutely worth a visit.

“This McDonald’s restaurant in Porto was inaugurated in 1995.

“I remember coming here when I was a child and this was the Imperial Café, an emblematic historic building from the 30s, just by Aliados Avenue, which was frankly in need for a restoration.”

And thankfully, despite the McDonald’s takeover, much of the original charm and features of the eaterie were maintained.

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Visit Porto adds: “The idea was to give it a fresh look, maintaining the iconic features and recovering the social gathering spirit once so lively here.”

Given its claim as the world’s most stunning McDonald’s restaurants, it is quickly acquiring fans who travel from across the globe to visit and record their reviews on Tripadvisor.

One user said: “I can’t justify giving a five star review to a chain, fast food place – but I did enjoy seeing the beautiful interior of this McDonald’s!”

Another said: “I don’t normally review McDonald’s, but just look at the photos of the décor. 

“Very impressive and surreal to eat such mediocre food in such a beautiful location. 

“Go see for yourself.”

And another happy customer said: “When surrounded by amazing art deco stained glass and chandeliers, fast food suddenly takes on a whole new stature.”  

“It’s like no other McDonald’s you’ve seen, so you should go. Bring your camera,” said another.

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