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Vila Franca de Xira Station

Vila Franca de Xira Station is on the Linha da Azambuja from Santa Apolónia Station and Oriente in Lisbon to Azambuja.

Vila Franca de Xira Station (Estação Ferroviária de Vila Franca de Xira)
Estação Ferroviária de Vila Franca de Xira

The station serves the town of Vila Franca de Xira on the River Tagus, a town known for the breeding of bulls and horses for bullfighting.

Journey time from Lisbon by train is about 40 minutes. The preceding station towards Lisbon is Alhandra and the following station is Castanheira do Ribatejo.

Outside the station is a statue of a bullfighter. The station building on the platform side also has some striking azulejos tiles dating from 1930, when the present station was built.

Buses and taxis stop outside the station.

Vila Franca de Xira has a few places to stay though most overseas visitors make it a day trip from the capital.

Some recommendations are the Leziria Parque Hotel, the main hotel in the town, Varandas da Serra and the Estação Real, a budget property with clean rooms. Casal Do Portinho is a holiday home some distance west of the town with a garden and outdoor pool.

Vila Franca de Xira Station
Vila Franca de Xira Station

Access - Getting There

Largo Marquês de Pombal, 2600, Lisboa

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