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Rail Station Sao Bento

Praca Almeida Garrett, Porto 4000-069, Portugal
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Ranked #6 of 73 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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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Very good rail station, easy to get tickets from the booths,take a ticket to be served when your number comes up.the inside ie very lovely to look at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The entrance with the typical portuguese glazed tile panels are a must! They depict historical scenes as well as every day life, back in 1916.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit if you like old railway station buildings. Highly decorated with blue and white artistic tiles and high ceilings. Quite impressive. We only looked around the entrance area so can't comment any further.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We fell upon this rail station by accident and so glad we did. What a wonderful piece of architecture. If you like gazing at cathedrals, then you'll like this masterpiece. It was one of those buildings in which I knew that my camera and photos could not do it justice.

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Aachen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

In a old but beautiful from inside building, was established a train station. They are nice paints on the walls.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

A simple, understated station - no different to most around the world...except for the beautiful Azulejo depictions. Beautiful, especially after heading into the lobby after getting off the train from the Douro valley. You'll pass this at some point during your stay, so just take 5 minutes to head inside.

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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

The station has to be seen to be believed - I have been to some beautiful station buildings in my time but this is up there with the very best of them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Historic moments painted on the walls, and the architecture is really nice. If you don't travel by train, visit it anyway! It is really worth! If you have some guide (book or a friend), you will enjoy in the story about wars, dynasties and militarily and love alliances in Europe! Lot of things to learn!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

The train station is beautiful place to visit in Porto, you will definitely enjoy looking at the beautiful walls covered in azulejos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

This is such an impressive place. Normally you wouldn't enter if you don't need the transportation, but this is just a place you ca not miss in Porto. Take a look and enjoy all the details.

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