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Rail Station Sao Bento

Praca Almeida Garrett, Porto 4000-069, Portugal
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Ranked #7 of 65 attractions in Porto
Type: Transportation
Traveler Description: São Bento Station The São Bento Station is located at Praça Almeida Garret. The name of the station comes from a Benedictine monastery (São Bento do... more »
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

When you enter the main hall of Sao Bento Railway Station firstly you'll notice the beautiful and characteristic tile pictures on the walls. If you walk a bit further through the hall (through the gate) you will find a most romantic little railway station.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The decor of the station is well worth a visit. The ticket buying system on the other hand is dreadful. You have to get a 'queue' ticket from a choice of 4 - but we didn't understand the options and waited a while to be told it's the wrong one. Then counter staff sit idle on one desk while the... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

On your way to or on your way back from , stop for a few minutes at this interesting train terminal . Come in and look at its high ceiling and the beautiful work of Azuleijos tiles on the walls of the great lobby. The train terminal is in a central location and a few minutes walk from Se Cathedral... More

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Mountain Green, UT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful tiles arranged in regions of Portugal and a glimpse of the past when rail travel was celebrated with great buildings.

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East Twickenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A bustling railway station always excites but the sheer beauty of this one takes the breath away. Outside the grand structure sits perfectly within it surroundings, but enter the lofty main ticket hall and be prepared to have your breath taken away with dazzling tiles that cover this large room.

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very central near the Cathedral and not to be missed for the extensively tiled entrance hall. Exterior also of interest.

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Scarborough, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I just pooped in to the station to see the tiles in the entrance foyer and it is well worth doing. The tiles cover the whole of the wall at each end and are very decorative.

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Sydney, Australia
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14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

What a beautiful train station. Airy, light, and very high ceilings with mosaics all around, fantastic. Some cafe's and food and small trinket stores. And right downtown an area with plenty of bars, cafe's and restaurants. Have not used the train service but will in a couple days and departing from such a nice station will be a pleasure!

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Lagos, Portugal
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A wonderful train station. A bit busy to just stand and enjoy the stories told on the tiles but well worth the effort. A great heritage piece for Porto.

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129 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Inside, the impressive blue and white Portugese tile work on two walls is so impressive. One wall has a huge tile depiction of the wedding of Prince Henry the Navigator's parents and the other is a fantastic war scene of the defeat of the 15th century Moors. The wedding was quite an event, this was the first time the couple... More

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