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Rail Station Sao Bento

Praca Almeida Garrett, Porto 4000-069, Portugal
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Ranked #6 of 74 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Look up and all around at this building which was designed to wow, but forgot about the ticket booth or the waiting room!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

the station itself is fairly standard, but the arrivals hall has floor to ceiling tile murals. Not much information available at the site itself, but we did just stumble across it late at night, which was a nice surprise.

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Floriana, Malta
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The station is a nice building but the tile tableaus in the entrance hall should not be missed. There is a history lesson there as well.

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Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

No visit to Portugal is complete without seeing the distinctive tile murals or azulejos. A stop at Sao Bento Station is a convenient way to see many strikingly beautiful ones in one place. Not much reason to stop here otherwise...unless you're catching a train.

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Quebec
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

On top of being a central departing point to visit around (day trips), the interior walls are all tiled and very interesting to look at.

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Sarreguemines, France
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Need to go there to see the azulejos walls and the atmosphere. The trains are leaving through a tunnel and it's a litlle and soul station.

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Roxburghshire, Scotland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Very ornate with interesting history on the walls. Not particularly big or busy station so time and space to stroll around

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Hawaii
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138 reviews 138 reviews
42 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We didn't spend a lot of time, just enough to look at the tiles and people watch a bit. We did not take a train as we are on a driving vacation.

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Hampshire, England
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A working railway station but a great place for a 5 or 10 minute detour to view the ceramics in the entrance area.

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Sion
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7 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had walked past this building a couple of times, and when the train we caught came back here, we walked through the main hall.Just fantastic, the tiles, the painting, the whole scene. It was so evocative, even though it's only blue and white. The battle is lifelike, the horses amazing. It is worth going there and spending half an... More

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