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Rail Station Sao Bento

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Address: Praca Almeida Garrett, Porto 4000-069, Portugal
Phone Number: 00351222002722
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$68*
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Day Trip from Porto to Régua by Train and Return by Boat
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WoW - why cant UK Stations be so ornate

Amazing Traditional Portuguese Hand Painted Tiles adorned all the walls in the main concourse entrance hallway. Stunning - apparently the band James - love Portugal and did an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Amazing Traditional Portuguese Hand Painted Tiles adorned all the walls in the main concourse entrance hallway. Stunning - apparently the band James - love Portugal and did an impromptu 1 hour gig in the station to onlookers amazement and surprise!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Sao Bento train station will completely surprise you! Walk through the main front doors and find yourself standing in a grand entry room that is lined with HUGE murals made of the most exquisite tiles depicting Portugal history. Great sweeping, detailed pictures painted in blue and white and others in full color. The tile murals are incredibly sophisticated, beautiful,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We came to Porto from Lisbon with the train. What is particular about this train station is that at the exit or entrance of this place (depending which direction are you in) it worth stopping for few minutes and looking to the walls around decorated by hand made ceramics, hundreds of ceramics. Speaking about the rail station, I did not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This train station is decorated with hand made tiles depicting times in the history of Portugal and daily life in Portugal. It's gorgeous and doesn't cost a dime to see. Try not to go at rush hour as it's in use!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Wow!!! A must see of course. Amazing infrastructure, typical Portuguese tiles and colours. Easy to get to! At the bottom of the hill :):)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We came and went via Sao Bento. Trains were cheap and punctual but graffiti is commonplace on trains and stations. The main hall at Sao Bento is more art museum than station. The massive tiled pictures are worth going a long way to see, yet there they are in the heart of the tourist area,free for all travellers to view.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Superb piece of architecture there are some fabulously tiled walls in the entrance of the station well worth a look even if you are not travelling

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Definitely worth a visit. All Porto is very hilly, be prepared to walk miles to get the best from your visit - we probably walked about 8 miles a day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

What a wonderful place to visit and observe the history of Porto featured in ceramic tiles and for no charge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This railway has some very nice blue tiles which tell the history of Portugal. If you are getting a train from here it is worth getting here a bit early to admire these.

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