Sao Bento Railway Station, Porto

4.6
#1 of 205 in Transportation in Portugal
Considered one of the most picturesque train stations in Europe, Sao Bento Railway Station showcases a tile exhibit of the history of Portugal. Circle the station for views of its spectacular exterior, then find your way to its vestibule to see the famous tile panels. Azulejo painter Jorge Colaco created these panels to represent important historical events in Portugal, as well as landscapes and ethnographic scenes. Architect José Marques da Silva built the railway station in a French Beaux-Arts style under King Carlos I in the early 20th century. The site was inaugurated in 1916, though it is named for a 16th century Benedictine monastery built on the same site. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Porto fast, fun, and easy.
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  • This is indeed a beautiful train station! The facade itself is already lovely to look at, probably because it is symmetrical. The main attraction of the station are the walls of its lobby with...  more »
  • If you are a tile lower than you have to visit this place while coming to Porto. Its like walking into a showroom with nice ornaments on the walls.  more »

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