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Address: Praca Almeida Garrett, Porto 4000-069, Portugal
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Spectacular tiled frescos

Sao Bento has the most spectacular blue and white tiled frescos inside it's beautifully preserved station telling the stories of Porto, it's history and it's formation. Definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Sao Bento has the most spectacular blue and white tiled frescos inside it's beautifully preserved station telling the stories of Porto, it's history and it's formation. Definitely the prettiest Railway Station interior i've ever seen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Worth looking at even if you don't have a train to catch....it's on route to all the great attractions Porto has to offer

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Oisterwijk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The walls of the main hall of the railway station are decorated with impressive pictures in the famous blue tiles.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The Sao Bento train station is one of the finest examples of early traditional Portuguese tiling. In the entrance hall, the walls are almost covered with beautiful tile work, where the history of Portugal is visible in tile form. Absolutely worth a look & it's just off the main square in Porto, so easy to find.

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Essex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Ideal to just pop in to see the wall tiles depicting various scenes from history. You can obviously join a tour to have these explained but we just viewed them and then people watched at a busy station.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The tiles in the lobby are wonderful. The narrative stories they depict inspire one to want to really get to know the history of Portugal much better than we thought we did. The location is also close to other sites like the Cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A very nice railway station famous for the tiles ajulezos representing various social, historical and rural aspects of Portuguese life with nice colors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Just an ordinary railway station from the outside - but wait until you get inside - the walls of blue and white tiles tell so much of the story and history of Portugal and its well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Stunning tile work telling a story, easy to see and free! Easy to walk about and look at everything, good for photos

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This building is glorious. Vibrant blue and white tiled scenes cover the walls and ceilings. Take your time to gaze about and enjoy the architecture, decoration, hustle and bustle...

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