Located in the district of Baixa, Lisbon's so-called "lower" old town, the Rossio station is one of the most beautiful stations in the country. With its few rows of windows and a clock tower at the top of the building, it marks a particular architectural period in Portugal, that of the neo-Manueline. The charm of the building is unique and its interior always welcomes travellers. Still active today, the Rossio station serves two important railway areas in the country.
Railway station built in 1888, the Rossio station is located in full center of Lisbon. It was owned by the Royal Portuguese Railway Company and was designed by the architect José Luís Monteiro. Resembling an East Indian palace, the facade of the Rossio station, also called "Estaçao Central", has two horseshoe-shaped doors. Its multiple windows arranged on two floors display a baroque style reminiscent of the end of the 18th century. Trains departing from this fabulous station are to Sintra and Leiria. The first city is the closest, as it is 30 kilometres from Lisbon. Rich in culture and ancient buildings and mansions, it is part of Portugal's national heritage. About 149 kilometres from the capital of Portugal, Leiria is also a great tourist and religious site. Sintra or Leiria, all you have to do is choose your place of exploration by taking the train from the Rossio station. The Catholic Sanctuary of Fatima is not far from this place. Leaving from a station platform has never been as peaceful as it was when you left from the Rossio station.
The 9 Hotel Mercy is a four-star design hotel close to the Rossio station. With the architecture surrounding Piazza Rossio, many artistic and historical visits are easily accessible: on foot or by funicular. Among other places, you will find the palace of the Marquis of Castelo Melhor sold to the Marquis Da Foz around 1889. The Rossio district is also home to a place with a thousand histories that have marked Portugal, such as the sculpture and the obelisk that recall the 1640 revolt of Portugal against the yoke of the Spaniards. It is the place called: "Praça Dos Restauradores". Piazza Rossio also offers a landscape that is both modern and baroque. The statue of King Don Pedro IV stands in the middle of the square and its pedestal recalls all the qualities that represent a good sovereign. Moreover, the varied festivities and the joviality of the inhabitants of the Rossio district leave no one indifferent. Whether newcomers or regulars, the feeling of discovery remains as the very first visit to this part of Portugal.