the metro in lisbon has always been one of my favorite subway systems. it’s efficient, modern, fast and clean. and most of the stations are designed by internationally known artist or feature their artworks. one of the most interesting stations is “oriente”, part of the gare do oriente – the new transportation hub built for the expo in 1998. the oriente station features 10 tile murals by artist from all over the world corresponding to the theme of the expo “the oceans, a heritage for the future”.
oriente is the station serving the expo ’98 area “parque das nacoes” which is filled with attractions – such as the oceanarium, a casino and a shopping center- as well as many parks (this is my favourite), cafes, restaurants and a lot of public art (see my post here).
(not pictured: a tile mural by syed haider raza from india)