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Examples of interesting station design:
LisbonWorks of contemporary art have been
included in all metro stations [metrolisboa.pt 1]. Often are Portuguese tiles involved in
some way [metrolisboa.pt 2].
Photo [David Pirman, nycsubway.org]: Platform level of Olaias station, which has been designed by the architect Tomás Taveira and a group of artists.
||Some stations in Lisbon are dedicated to themes. Parque station symbolizes the achievements of the Portuguese discoverers [inscrire.com].
Photo [unknown origin]: Parque station from 1994 on the Blue Line.
||Cabo Ruivo station in Lisbon looks like a space station with its skeleton-like arches. The wall decoration, in contrast, resembles caveman paintings.
Photo [unknown origin]: The walls above the platform of Cabo Ruivo station on the Red Line.
Try the following tour, recommended by residents or metro enthusiasts:
Get the free leaflets about station art of each metro line or visit the excellent metro bookshop at Metrotropolitano de Lisboa's headquarters (Avenida Barbosa du Bocage n°5 at Campo Pequeno station) and pick up a copy of "Public Art in Lisbon Underground" for about 15 euros.
Atlantic Ocean: Take Lisboa-Estoril-Cascais line to beaches at Parede, Carcavelos and Santo Amaro (Oeiras).
Typefaces designed exclusively for this metro:
Buzzing before the doors close. On the train: "Ding-dong...Proxima estacao: [station name]".
Videos of other metros
|metrolisboa.pt||Art in the metro. ||metrolisboa.pt|| Official website ||Pereira, João Castel Branco||Public Art in Lisbon Underground. Metropolitano de Lisboa, 2000. |
Generated Links for Lisbon Metro
Line history (cityrailtransit.com)
Wikipedia entry (wikipedia.org)
Urbanrail.net entry (urbanrail.net)
City information about Lisbon (wikipedia.org)
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