The Rossio railway station in the Rossio Square area of Lisbon in another architectural marvel. The Manueline design of the facade looks more like an ornate palace or theatre than a public building.
The station was commissioned in 1886-1887 and completed in 1888. The trains run from Lisbon to the fairy-tale city of Sintra.
The Manueline style of Rossio Station is typical of early 16th century Portugal. The entrance to the station is through two graceful intertwined horseshoe portals. The building is crowned with a small turret and a clock.
As I walked through the portals, I saw the Belgian iron decorations. The station was huge and spotless. The train ride through the picturesque countryside ended in beautiful Sintra.
Try to work a day trip or even an overnight stay in Sintra as there is so much to see and the history is extremely interesting especially the palaces. The cheeses, pastries, and wines are not to be missed.
For a real treat if you want to feel special try a night or two at the Palacio de Sete Sais in Sintra!
So much to do in Lisbon and its surrounding areas. You know you can always return.
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Rossio Train Station at Night
Might be one of the most beautiful train stations in Europe, Rossio Train Station is located in Rossio Square. It connects Lisbon to near by cities such as Sintra and Cascais. The station was designed by a Portuguese architect, José Luís Monteiro, and was completed in 1890. If you don't need to take the train from Lisbon to Sintra, I still highly recommend to visit the station and admire its architecture.