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Rail Station Sao Bento

Praca Almeida Garrett, Porto 4000-069, Portugal
+351 22 200 2722
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“beautiful tiles” (125 reviews)
“tile work” (142 reviews)
“entrance hall” (109 reviews)
Praca Almeida Garrett, Porto 4000-069, Portugal
Praca Almeida Garrett, Porto 4000-069, Portugal
+351 22 200 2722
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

The tiling to the entrance area is quite spectacular and you should not miss having a quick, or perhaps even not such a quick look when passing by. We were catching a train the next day and popped in to check out the ticketing -...More

Thank PortsmouthDiz
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Porto is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal, and this railway station is there to prove it. The tiles, the paintings and the history that you see and feel here is one of kind. A must stop if you are...More

Thank glendycastro
Reviewed 6 February 2017

to be seen in the entrance hall of this historic and still very busy station close to many interesting places to visit

Thank soinic
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Be sure to look at the extensive tiled scenes in the train station library in Portuguese blue and white tiles.

Thank haohuangpianist
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Much is said about Lello bookshop, or the Douro River, but São Bento is the true city's landmark. Strikingly beautiful, untouched, with loads of movement. It mixes together the past and future in a beautiful way. The hall tiles are exquisite and São Bento has...More

Thank Pedro B
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful tiling. The building is clearly old but of good quality. Used daily it is a place to watch the world go by. Certainly a place to visit to see something unusual.

Thank MrMikeBrighouse
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The rail station is small and you can see tile work telling a story about the Spanish wars. It's good idea to stop by and check out but no more than 10 minutes.

Thank Corey T
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

A Benedictine monastery built on this spot in the 16th century gave the name to the rail station. The monastery fell victim of a fire in 1783, was later rebuilt, but was in a grave state of disrepair at the end of the 19th century....More

Thank Marjanacello
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Ensure you explore this stunning station with its imposing stone façade as well as the tiled walls. It must be on every visitors itinerary. If you are travelling from the station you will find the staff are very helpful and the trains run on time!

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The story behind is gr8. The paintings inside show different seasons of the year and evolution of transportation in the country/city.

Thank Vishal J
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Han Z
3 August 2017|
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Response from Laurentia21 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I can remember the switch at Campanha was free. There are clear signs when you stop on the track where to go underneath the rail to the other side of the track. It was free because we didn't exit the station but merely... More
frederick p
4 June 2017|
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Response from venicefish | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. We saw many taxis. Apologies for the late reply.
Hei S
4 August 2016|
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Response from Raquel_Leite | Reviewed this property |
Hello, you can go to cp.pt , there's the english option so you can see the schedules there. Hope to have helped :)