Published On: Sat, Feb 3rd, 2024
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The beautiful but spooky abandoned European train station that looks stuck in time | Travel News | Travel


This beautiful train station has been left abandoned for years after a new station was opened up just 200 metres away.

Lagos Railway Station in Portugal is no longer used as a train station but still attracts plenty of visitors thanks to its incredible architecture.

Featuring mosaics on the walls, the building still stands tall as it boasts a unique look that amazes hundreds each year.

But for those hoping to catch a glimpse inside, there are warning signs that it is illegal to walk on the platform.

The station is located in Lagos, a small town in the south-west of Portugal. There are plenty of British expats living in the area, with the summer months seeing hundreds of tourists visit the pretty area set in the Algarve region.

The old railway station itself is a protected building which will soon be turned into a restaurant and art gallery.

The property was sold to an investor with a rehabilitation project who intends “to create a restaurant and café on the ground floor and an art gallery on the 1st floor”.

It dates back to 1922, bringing with it plenty of spooky tales for paranormal hunters to look into. 

While abandoned buildings are often explored, this station is off limits, with warning signs up urging visitors to keep away from the station.

The mosaic tiles are a reminder of the old techniques used when decorating buildings, as well as the beautiful use of colour that is rarely seen nowadays.

The new train station located just 200m away paints a much different picture to its older counterpart, with the grey building featuring blacked out windows and glass to give it a more modern feel.

Tourists have described it as “sad” as they photograph the old station that would have once seen thousands of passengers come and go.

For those hoping to catch a glimpse of the station, you will have to be quick as renovations are due to start soon.



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