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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
© Infraestruturas de Portugal
© Infraestruturas de Portugal
© Eduardo Sousa Ribeiro

Rossio Railway Station

  • Original Authors:
  • José Luís Monteiro
  • (1887)

  • Interventions:
  • Broadway Malyan
  • (2006)

This remarkable building of neo-manueline style — as well as the neighbouring Avenida Palace Hotel (also designed by architect José Luís Monteiro), with which it had a physical connection in order to ease up tourist circulation at that time — completes the design of the city’s boulevard, paving the way for the secular Praça do Rossio. The uniqueness of its façade is designed between the eight doors, which match the nine windows and the abundantly decorated clock. The station’s large nave is sheltered by a 130 metres long and 21 metres wide iron and glass porch, with the boarding platforms at a height of roughly 30 metres above the main entrance. Over the years, the space went through many impoverishing interventions, which is why this latest rehabilitation was mainly focused on the cleaning and restoration of the space. Also needed was the introduction of a new access system and the creation of new exhibition and office spaces. Largo do Duque de Cadaval was simultaneously requalified, restoring the building’s patrimonial value, while, at the same time — by means of investing in an access from the station to the street — the opportunity for various commercial spaces to flourish there was provided. The station was classified as a Building of Public Interest in 1971.


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