Lovely Lisbon: Rossio Train Station

During my week in Lisbon, I passed Rossio Station every day on my way from the hotel to the town centre. It’s a stunning building, particularly the entrance:

Rossio

Sadly, there’s a Starbucks inside, you can make out the sign to the right if you look very closely. I’m not anti-Starbucks, per se, but, I mean, Portugal already has fabulous coffee and even more fabulous cakes. Does Starbucks really have anything to add…?!

25 thoughts on “Lovely Lisbon: Rossio Train Station

      1. ladyofthecakes Post author

        That’s their game. The Spanish are not doing themselves any favours, though, by having silly eating hours. Who wants to have lunch at 4? You need to provide meals when tourists are hungry, at the times when they are used to sit down to eat. MD and BK provide ‘food’ all day, and that’s a big part of their success in this country, I’m convinced.

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      1. Marianne

        There is a Starbucks at Málaga airport, but can’t think of one in the city. There aren’t any to the east of Málaga where I am – but there maybe some around Marbella. Sorry, I don’t really know the western end of the Costa del Sol.

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  1. Expat Eye

    Starbucks has the worst tea in the world to add. Thankfully, we don’t have them in LV! Or Burger King, Subway, KFC, Dominos, Spar, Boots, M&S Food… why do I live here again? 😉
    Nicest entrance to a train station, EVER 😉

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      Boots…sigh… we so need them here. They have all these overpriced chemists filled to the rafters with expensive perfume that NOBODY I know can afford. I generally don’t understand the retail market in Spain and how it works. It definitely does NOT serve consumers.

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      1. Expat Eye

        The shops here are more expensive than they are in Dublin yet people are on about a tenth of the money. Not sure how that works either! And now with the euro coming in, things are only going to get more expensive. Time for Expat Eye on …stan 😉 God, I love Boots!

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      2. Expat Eye

        Is it better than Luton? My overriding memory of Luton is being the only white person there. And running into a glass door face first… it was quite the conversation starter in Greece. 🙂

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  2. Anna

    I remember this building, I loved it – but had no idea it was a train station (I traveled to Lisbon from Madrid by an overnight bus and it was a veeeeeery bad idea)!

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