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Rail Station Sao Bento

Address: Praca Almeida Garrett, Porto 4000-069, Portugal
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Ranked #5 of 74 Attractions in Porto
Type: Transportation, Cultural
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Type: Transportation, Cultural

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Dublin, Ireland
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279 attraction reviews
398 helpful votes 398 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is well worth going in to when in Porto. I was very impressed! It's very elegant. Interesting to look at the beautiful tiles and it's free! Definitely drop in.

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Roma, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is a grand train station that you would see in movies. It is huge and the place oozes of old world charm. I caught the train from Porto to Lisbon from here and I must say that I am glad I did. The ticket office que can be confusing so just ask as there was different lines for different... More 

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Milan, Italy
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is a very nice train station. Very old and beautiful and the ceilings are really impressive. In the centre of town and can get to Braga and Guimarães from there

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Odense, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The guidebook recommended a visit to the railway station Sao Bento, but I did take the recommendations so seriously. Luckily I happened to walk by and decided to go in. It is a great building with the tiles and historical feeling. Really loved the building! As I did not expect anything special about this place, my expectations were hugely exceeded... More 

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Shanghai, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

You shall go to take a look, take pics, walk around in the station, enjoy the beautiful matterns made by china bricks on the wall.

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Barreiro, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It's very interesting to go inside and take a good look at the pictures depicted on the ceramic tilework (or portuguese Azulejos), that tell us quite a bit of the day to day life and also major events in the area, like the Conquest of Ceuta in 1415.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

the tiles on the walls are absolutely beautiful. it has to be the most beautiful train station in Portugal, if n Europe. It is not too big but is centrally located with easy access. A must-see if you are in Porto

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Cortland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Beautiful tile work. Huge display of artistry and skill. The tiles tell the story of Portugal. Recommend as a must see building.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

You may think that the train station is a normal hustling and bustling train station, but it is so much more. We welcomed the visit to the train station as a short escape from the rain and were amazed by its grand front hall. The walls are covered with massive murals made from 20,000 blue and white tiles. It was... More 

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The blue and white tiled pictures in the lobby are amazing, but so too are the colourful friezes above them. It would be worth taking binoculars to see them properly.

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