The Rossio Train Station is not just one of the most eye-catching architectural landmarks of Lisbon, but also one of the most intriguing train stations in Europe. The station was built in the late 19th century (between 1886 and 1887) by order of the Portuguese Royal Railway Company, which commissioned Jose Luis Monteiro to design the structure. The station, back then called the Central Train Station, would make the connection between the city of Lisbon and Sintra. The tunnel through which trains must pass in order to get to the Rossio Train Station was deemed, at the moment of its construction (and today even), a marvel of engineering, at least nationwide.

Until now, the Rossio Train Station has lost mush of its infrastructural importance, but it remains a tourist curiosity and a notable sight in Lisbon. The building strikes by its facade designed as a mix of Romantic and Neo-Manueline elements, which is enough to say in order to realize the decorative complexity of the facade. On top of the lush decorations, there are also a clock placed in an elegant turret and two horseshoe-shaped portals which peg out the entrance. The cast-iron work which covers the inside platforms of the train station is also of note and worth admiring.

The station is located between Praca dos Restauradores and the Rossio Square, two of the most important squares in Lisbon.

Rossio Train Station (Estacao de Caminhos de Ferro do Rossio)
Praca dos Restauradores, Lisbon, Portugal
Train at RossioTrain at Rossio Station in Lisbon
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