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Rail Station Sao Bento

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Address: Praca Almeida Garrett, Porto 4000-069, Portugal
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Definitely worth a pop in as the tiles are very colourful and tell various stories of the past, a pretty station

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW via mobile

Were to buy tickets to go to Lisbon and the hotel told us to show up 15 minutes prior to departure. Well I think they cracked a joke on us. Once there we needed to get a ticket from a machine whose options were in Portuguese only, then we had to catch off monitors the counter our ticket was set... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a pop in as the tiles are very colourful and tell various stories of the past, a pretty station

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Sao Bento is famous for its tiles (azulejos) showing the milestones of the history of Portugal. Also it's a starting point for trains to Aveiro, Braga or Guimaraes. Worth your attention.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is the railway station, not the metro. Lovely dimensions and some super blue tile illustrations make this a cool spot to visit - even if you don't need to catch a train. If you arrive on the metro it's just a few metres up the hill, so it's worth the short diversion to look in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It is a beautiful building in the middle of the town. And don't forget to look at the pictures they will tell you about major points in Portuguese history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great service from a nice man who was very helpful despite us having no Portuguese. Great to see the tiles but got hassled by guys trying to sell us drugs!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This place is good to pop into while you're wandering around the city. The tiles and artwork on the walls are stunning and very well maintained. The station itself is nothing special and certainly not worth going out of your way to see, but if you happen to be passing by definitely call in for a look!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My land lady told us that is one of the most beautiful station in Europe. The tile work in the small reception hall is nice and telling stories. otherwise nothing is worth to do a special trip for it. If you pass by, it is okay to go in to admire the tile work. I will not make a special... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A must to see, but plan a short trip, there are just three walls worth while looking at. Do it if you plan a trip with train ;-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Once you've spent a day or so in Porto you think there is all to see in regards to ceramic tiling on the exterior of buildings. Then you get to the main train station. One word, STUNNING.

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Address: Praca Almeida Garrett, Porto 4000-069, Portugal
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto

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