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Sao Bento Railway Station, Porto

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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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  • no time at all, no lines, great to soak in the porto-ness of it all, here at the Sao bento station. the little bit of an elevation terrace out in the front is also great to soak in the porto scene. 
    no time at all, no lines, great to soak in the porto-ness of it all, here at the Sao bento station. the little bit of an elevation terrace out in the front is also great to soak in the porto scene.  more »
  • A beautiful railway station with some amazing tiling on the walls. We did not catch a train this time, just went to admire the artwork. 
    A beautiful railway station with some amazing tiling on the walls. We did not catch a train this time, just went to admire the artwork.  more »

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