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Rail Station Sao Bento

Praca Almeida Garrett, Porto 4000-069, Portugal
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Ranked #6 of 60 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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Beijing, China
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is def. worth a stop to see this beautiful train station... The art work on the walls is lovely and even the platform is really nice, especially if you are there in the summer!

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shefayim, israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

the station is lovely ' but the painting on the walls are unbelivable/ the azualosh - unforgetable! the station is open, so it is unpleasent to be ther if it is rainning, but other than that - it is nice

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Holmes, New York, USA
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

There are many tile works displayed throughout the area. The train station was just unbelievable! Another outstanding tilework building was the Church of St. Catherine in Porto.

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IJsselstein, The Netherlands
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

When you arrive by train the shock is perhaps greater than when you walk in from the streets... such a beauty. The story of the city told in the typical Portugese tiles. Should not be missed !!

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Brighton & Hove
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Very interesting railway station with fabulous old tile work. Well worth a look followed by a walk over the Dom Luis Bridge with its fabulous views of the river and city.

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Nice tile murals but hardly the most beautiful train station in the world. Impressive art work but not as captivating as one is expecting.

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malta
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The azulejo (blue painted tiles) inside makes is one of the nicest train stations I have ever been to. Worth a visit.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

A trip to Porto is not complete until stepping inside the Rail Station Sao Bento. The architecture and beautifully painted tiles speak to the heavy religious influences in Porto. Take your time and enjoy the view of the clock and the intricate steel structure once inside too.

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Oporto, Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Not many people now that S.Bento Station is situated exactly in the place where there used to be the "S.Bento de Avé Maria" Convent, which was an amazing building it self. Nowadays it´s for sure one of the most amazing stations in Portugal. Unfortunately the railway system in Portugal as been very bad treated by its governments with hundreds of... More

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Sao Paulo
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We've been here to visit, not to take the train. And worth it: the place is small, with beautiful architecture and panels made with portuguese tiles. Don't miss.

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