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Situated on the Western area of Lisboa town, the Gare do Oriente is one of the most important transport hubs in the country’s capital.
Gare do Oriente includes a Metropolitan station, a high-speed, commuter and regional train hub, a local, national and international bus station, access to the main roads and access in the city, a large area of car parking, a shopping centre (Vasco da Gama) and also a police office.
The project was designed by the renowned Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, and was elaborated as a transportation hub for the World’s Exhibition 1998, that took place in this part of Lisboa, yet projected in order to serve the city after the big exhibition.
Gare do Oriente is situated in “Parque das Nações”, the most modern part of Lisboa, totally changed and urbanized for the World Exhibition 1998, and is now in the centre of the “Lisboa of the 21st century”, surrounded by several services, accommodation, luxury hotels, bars, all sorts of restaurants, international enterprises, museums, art galleries, shops and leisure centres.