It’s easy to mistaken this station for a palace. Its monumental Neo-Manueline architecture with horseshoe-shaped arches was built at a time when train stations were the latest symbols of grandeur, modernity and technology, so Lisbon’s most central station had to be grand.
Its extensive renovations in recent times have also given it space for temporary exhibitions, although most people just rush through it, commuting between Lisbon’s suburbs and the center of the city. Tourists also often use this station to visit the fairytale town of Sintra.
To the left of the building is a square with several cafés with outdoor seating.