It was designed by a spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava, and built by Necso in 1998 which was the year of Lisbon Expo '98.

"Oriente"  

(Lisbon Oriente station) 

This is also one of my favourite stations in Portugal.

​It's  is one of the world's largest stations, with 75 million passengers per year which makes it as busy as Grand Central Terminal in New York.


There are few lights fitted inside the station.

Only lights are what come through the windows and some dim lights from small oranfe bulbs.

I like looking at the great balance of the slight lights and the curves of the building.

The orange lights feel even more warmer within the grey concrete walls.