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Rail Station Sao Bento

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Address: Praca Almeida Garrett, Porto 4000-069, Portugal
Phone Number: 00351222002722
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Beautiful old station

The Portugese tiles look magnificent and are a lovely surprise on entering the station. The trains were modern and air conditioned.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The Portugese tiles look magnificent and are a lovely surprise on entering the station. The trains were modern and air conditioned.

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Surrey,England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The internal rail ticket hall is breathtaking with the classic blue/white tiles portraying historical portuguese events. In a very central location and features on most tours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This trainstation is a pleassure to wait on for a train even you don't have to catch a train yourself. Our son enjoyed himself really much with watching the trains Come and go.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped off here during our walking tour of Porto. Forget about catching a train. Simply spend some time being amazed by the tiles lining the hall. There are over a dozen panels, some showing scenes from the history of Portugal and some showing people at work. Most of the panels are of painted in shades of blue whilst those... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Be aware that you need to take a ticket based on your need eg C for regional (we were going to Lisbon) A/B/D are for other options. So really you need to know under what letter your journey falls. You then need to wait until your number is displayed on the screen. There are no seats so everyone just crowds... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I popped in to see the amazing tile panels just inside the station. They depict landscapes and historical events. A must to see!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful interior tiles and exterior. It is worth the walk to see what they have done with a railway station.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

São Bento station is perfect because it is so centrally located in Porto. If your only option is arriving to the city by train, so you will have no problem making it any of the tourist attractions or nearby hotels by foot.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely tiles depicting a story along the top and different large murals. There are 20,000 tiles. Step just inside the train station for the beautiful depictions of battles and landscapes in blue and white azulejos.

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You have to walk up a very steep street to get to the station from the riverside where we were staying I think there is a bus but we never found it. The station has the most beautiful blue and white tile murals on the walls showing the history of Portugal and is well worth the walk and there are... More 

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