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Rail Station Sao Bento

Praca Almeida Garrett, Porto 4000-069, Portugal
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Ranked #6 of 70 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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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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93 reviews 93 reviews
54 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The entrance walls are covered by tiles telling Portugese historical stories. Beyond this entrance you can find the train platforms, quite small to average size and quantity. I used this station traveling to Regua city along the Douro river, two hours and almost 10 Euros per person per direction. From here there is an easy and short walk to the... More

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Porto, Portugal
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful train stations I've ever seen. You'll find there one of the most impressive art work using tiles. They show the most important moments of Portuguese history, in white and blue, full of amazing details. On top you have other tiles that show you the evolution of the means of transportation through the centuries. Don´t come... More

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Hard to believe this is a train station,it looks more like a classy hotel. It belongs to a bygone era of elegance. Glad that it still there for all to see,well worth a peek even if not planning to catch a train.

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Hong Kong, China
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

we didnt know what to expect when our Bluedragon Tour Segway guide, Virginia, told us to go check out the station but when we got inside, we were seriously impressed...it was beautiful and it was a piece of Portugese art with all the tile works.

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La Rochelle, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Well, some ceramics, then...? it's just a train station anyway. If you're familiar with Porto and the style of decorating by ceramics with blue drawings, this one is not really something spetacular (I visited several cathedrals and churches before visiting this one). Some decor on the ceiling, the corners, and the wall, but believe me, it worths 5 or 10... More

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New York City, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you aren't traveling through here, stop by just to see the tilework that depicts Portugal's history in transportation.

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

On the day we went there, on a tour from our Douro River cruise, it seemed as if there were more tourists, gawking at the series of murals depicting Portuguese sleeping, living, working, celebrating. An amazing place.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The main hall of the station is adorned with floor to ceiling tiled murals and is quite stunning. Unexpected for a main railway station

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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112 reviews 112 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

As a train fan I have visited many stations all around the world, this is the first very short station with an art never seen before. In the entry hal you will find many historic scenes made out of tiles in blue and white. Stay her for a longer time and enjoy the history of Portugal railway.

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Naples, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Right in the heart of the city and in walking distance to all major must-stops in Porto. Check out the entrance hallway ceiling with its century old ceramic tile "frescos".

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