Outside, the district is a magnet for tourists with cafeterias, boutiques and bars. A lot of it is a bit kitsch but the youngsters seem to like it.
The square hosts an outdoor market twice a week - on good-weather days everyone is packed in like sardines.
The area has just received the attention of developers. That means another huge office block has gone up right next to the station, with the attendant restaurants, bakeries, pharmacies etc. to help the employees spend their money during the lunch breaks. Everything is fresh, new and clean here, but regrettably, the same cannot be said for the space underneath the station arches. The bar proprietors use them as convenient dumping areas for old tables and sundry cafeteria paraphernalia, the ground is muddy and they have fenced off their private rubbish tips. This is in full sight of the trams that terminate next to the arches. The owners are obviously too busy with pulling pints and slicing sandwiches to go outside and clean up a bit.