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Rossio railway station is the most surprising station I've seen. Nothing on this facade reveals that the building is related to trains, except rather hard to recognize 'Estação Central' text on the horseshoe shaped arches of the main entrance.
A few stations I have visited don't look like railway stations because all tracks are underground. But here they are two floors above the street level. And still trains enter the city through a 2.6 km long tunnel.
Rossio station was opened in 1891. Rossio was Lisbon's main passenger terminus until 1957, apparently it lost this status because there is no room for expansion. Nowadays it is only used by local trains to Sintra.

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