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“Unusual station”

Rossio Train Station
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Half Day Private Tour of Lisbon - Heritage and Modernity
Ranked #40 of 427 things to do in Lisbon
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Em estilo neo-manuelino, a estação ferroviária do Rossio é um incrível monumento, que se situa entre a Praça do Rossio e os Restauradores e foi desenhada pelo arquiteto José Luís Monteiro. As oito portas combinam com as nove janelas e com o relógio incrivelmente decorado, situado no cimo da fachada.
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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“Unusual station”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Our rented apartment overlooked Rossio railway station and it was a delight to see its unique art deco frontage, with filigree horseshoe shaped entrances, daily. It is only when you go inside to catch a train you realise the real station is two floors up and at right angles to the frontage on Rossio Square. It looks as if it might be – but Rossio isn’t the most important station in Lisbon. There are trains only as far as Sintra. There is however an excellent Portuguese craft/souvenir shop on the ground floor, whose helpful staff speak excellent English, and a Starbucks. There are other less ornate entrances, including the taxi stops, on the 2nd and 3rd floors where the road meets the rising Chiado hills
Note the staircase to the left of the main escalators. The risers are painted to display a mountain scene!
If you are catching a train (to Querluz Palace or Sintra maybe): note over 65’s travel half price, but only if they have a fresh or empty Viva Viagem card. Otherwise you have to purchase a card at the same time (0.50c). It cannot be combined with other tram/metro/bus travel in the area.

Visited March 2014
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“You can travel wherever you like”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

This station is one of the most importation stations in Lisbon, it is close to Rossio square. I went Sintra from there. It is a historical one.

Visited September 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

With such a beautiful façade, this station literally begs to be visited.
While the interiors are less architecturally interesting, there's a very nice deck on the upper floor, where you can view most of the town, plus a nice Starbucks on the ground floor for a short snack and drink break.

Visited September 2013
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El Jadida, Morocco
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“A beautiful facade”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

I didn't take a train but just had a wander and a look. It's one of the best station buildings I've seen, on a par with Dakar and Helsinki.

Visited September 2013
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Tortona, Italy
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“The facade is striking.”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Surely what is most striking at first sight of this station is the external facade, artistically very beautiful, the architectural style reminds me of one of those Arabian palaces, with the pointed spiers and finely carved decorations.
All in all, the interior does not offer anything that a simple train station like thousands allover the world, but you know, it worth giving a look as well.

Visited June 2013
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