From ROSSIO Train station to MARQUÊS DE POMBAL, trough AVENIDA DA LIBERDADE
The beautiful ROSSIO RAILWAY STATION, designed in 1887, in one of the most important squares of Lisbon, connects the city to Sintra.
From the station, you can go up, to the elegant & famous AVENIDA DA LIBERDADE, with its fancy expensive stores, as Gucci, Armani, Prada, Carolina Herrera, and so on, and also, the typical traditional QUIOSQUES with lots of different kind of food, such as HOT DOG LOVERS, where we recommend the VEGETARIAN =)
Continuing until the top of the Avenue, you´ll find “Marquês de Pombal”, a giant roundabout with 4 lanes.
Marquess of Pombal Square is between Avenida da Liberdade and PARQUE EDUARDO VII, Lisbon’s central park where we have every year the city’s book fair. It lasts for several days, and you’ll find a number of publishers selling their books, often at deep discounts. Naturally, most of the books are in Portuguese, but you’ll also find many in other languages. Talks and book signings are also part of the event.
A bronze statue of the Marquess is on the top, with a lion – symbol of power – by his side. The Marquess is shown looking towards the Baixa Pombalina, the area of Lisbon that was rebuilt under his direction after the disastrous 1755 Lisbon earthquake.METRO
The Blue and Yellow lines (Linha Azul and Linha Amarela) of the Lisbon Metro (Metropolitano de Lisboa) stop at Marquês de Pombal station, which was called Rotunda until March 1998. Eighteen bus lines operated by Carris also serve the square.