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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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Huatulco, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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Tucson
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152 reviews 152 reviews
79 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Montebello, NY
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27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Worth a quick stop as you do the tour of the sites. If you know the history the tile panels will be of greater interest.

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California City, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Even if you're not taking a train, poke your head into the station and admire the beautiful tiles, it is worth checking it out.

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Tourist walk in Porto – Part one. When you arrive in Porto by train it is trough the “Saõ Bento Rail Station”, which is the end station located in the old city of Porto. The second possibility is by car, than the best option is to use the “Underground” parking located in the “Rua Infante do Henrique” under the small... More

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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321 reviews 321 reviews
275 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Actually this is the first thing we saw in Porto, it is very unique and this is indeed very characteristic of the city. It is situated in the heart of the historic center and almost everything is in a walking distance of maximum 20-30 minutes.

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Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Tile work that is really worth seeing. The only problem is that there is very little information about the scenes.

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