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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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La Rochelle, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We went by train to Aguda, a nice beach with fishermen and their boats, in a family atmosphere. Easy going from Sao Bento, Miramar and Aguda are wide sandbeaches near Porto, at 30mn by train.

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Braga, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I've visited this rail station by need, but became wondered by its beauty. As I arrived, I had the chance to see how beautiful and well preserved it is. The ceramics in the walls are very nice, the outside even more beautiful. The surrounding areas worth also taking a moment to see. However, at the night (before leaving Porto), the... More

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Herts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The entrance hall to the station is amazing. Every wall has stunning hand painted ceramic tiles depicting scenes from the past.

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Weybridge
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The entrance hall of this station is wonderful and breath-taking. Four walls of wonderful mosaics telling the history of Porto and transport in the region. Worth a detour to visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I've been in a few train stations in Europe and this tile work was impressive to me I hope you enjoy as much as I did !

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Apart from the beautiful azulejos and the beautiful hall the key interest factor is the following. The station is is the very very center of the town and the rails surge from the hill; in other words enters the station exiting from a tunnel. It's not the usual station at the end of a long string of iron. It's just... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Marvel at the gorgeous decor...only if all stations were as beautiful. Defiant Photo Op and even the bf enjoyed it.

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Nazare, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A must to see - unforgettable place - you can't believe this is a railway station. It looks like a piece of a Palacio.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The rail station is on a great street for shopping and restaurants. Also, the San Antonio church is kitty-corner, so these make for great pics. The tilework on the inside is so beautiful; don't miss it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is your typical train station other than the fact that they have beautiful azulejos portuguese tiles in the station.

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