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Praca Almeida Garrett, Porto 4000-069, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

We have visited it twice - during the free walking tour with Porto walker and additionally afterwards. It is a real masterpiece, people who use it every day seems to get used to it, but for us it was very unusual and beautiful train station....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank OnAir397330
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Try and take a free walking tour of Porto. We chose Porto walkers. The guide was so knowledgeable and funny and bought the history of the city to life. You will learn what the tiles in this station mean... yes they tell important stories!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jarvisprocker
Reviewed 2 days ago

San Bento was a landmark and the destination on our trip. We used it as a gateway to northern Portugal. Making two day trips by train via San Bento was easy. Good train services and cheap fare. The station itself was interesting with the tile...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Anthony T
Reviewed 3 days ago

The train station was originally built without the necessary ticket booths, so additions had to be built. We took the train to Camphanha and then connected to another train to get back to Lisbon. Sao Bento is easy to navigate.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very interesting piece of social history and whilst passing call in and see the tiles that make the station a work of art

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank quiggers
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like Azulejos, don't miss the opportunity to visit the train station of Sao Bento, you will be thrilled. São Bento Railway Station in Porto was opened to the public in 1916 on the site of a former Benedictine monastery. The structure emanates the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SachaB1
Reviewed 1 week ago

very beautifull old train station, it has in the hallway all kinds of portraits of history made with tiles. very nice,

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pieter Willem v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful station. The walls were covered in blue and white tiles each area/section telling a story .Take 10 minutes to enjoy

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jennifervancliff
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great single large room space to view the massive tile installations at this station. Hard to get them all.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this train station just to see the beautiful tiles. Was only here a few minutes; seems to have a nice coffee shop near the entrance. Worth stopping to see the tiles... near the Cathedral.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Voyager22897
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Response from Desilva2016 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from wendyurquia | Reviewed this property |
No. I was there yesterday and there was no Time Out market there to be seen. Can’t see how that would work at the site, TBH. Perhaps near it, but inside it would be a travesty - in my humble opinion :) If you’re after a... More
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Response from Laurentia21 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I can remember the switch at Campanha was free. There are clear signs when you stop on the track where to go underneath the rail to the other side of the track. It was free because we didn't exit the station but merely... More
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