Sao Bento Railway Station

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Sao Bento Railway Station
4.5
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Francisco Jose Fernandez Sanchez
Las Rozas, Spain364 contributions
Apr 2022
This station, still in perfect working order, is an ideal place to learn about the history of Portugal written in magnificent tiles.
To enjoy it, I recommend hiring some of the guided tours that pass by because if not, many of the details that are told in the tiles go unnoticed.
The station is always very busy, since it is central and also has shops where the products that are consumed or bought are cheaper, since it is a station that is in use and many Portuguese on foot circulate through it
To be able to enjoy it calmly, it is better to go first thing in the morning
The trains, although they are modern, have something of a nineteenth-century aspect, it is also interesting to observe how they enter and leave
Written June 7, 2022
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I ❤️Europe
United Kingdom110 contributions
Apr 2022
The Sao Bento is beautiful, I’ve visited 3 times in the past 24hrs and every time I’m impressed.

I would recommend going early in the morning to get amazing photos without any crowds. I visited at 8am on a Sunday and the station was empty.
Written April 24, 2022
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Neil S
4 contributions
Apr 2022
Included in our walking tour, we enjoyed the history and the architecture of this beautiful operational train station. Additionally, the exchange within this station has better rates than the Western Union across the street - this is usually not the case. We have a beautiful, direct view of the station from our room in the intercontinental (104 and 105). Wonderful place.
Written April 7, 2022
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OM
Leipzig, Germany18 contributions
Jun 2022
This train station is really nice in terms of architecture and wall paintings. Because of this, there are often guided tourist groups in the ntrance hall, which makes it a noisy place. Outside, there are drug dealers that migt ask you if you want to buy some stuff, just ignore them and everything is fine.
Written June 21, 2022
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wacotom
Leander, TX1,109 contributions
Apr 2022
We caught a train from Porto to the Douro Valley using Sao Bento station. Built around 1910 the lobby area is filled with great mosaic tiles. Very easy to use the station. Since we had e-tickets it was just a matter of a very short walk to our platform. The trains and platforms are well marked so there is no confusion. Our train left exactly on time.
Written May 9, 2022
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal19,996 contributions
Nov 2021
After the visit of the Igreja & Tower dos Clerigos, and walking down to the car-park, you have to pass the “Porto - São Bento Train Station”, also called São Bento Station, and it was originally “Porto Central Station”, it is an interface of the Minho Line, which serves the city of Porto. The train station is located on the “Praça de Almeida Garrett”, who is in the Historic Center of Porto, the station is one of the main monuments in the city, being especially famous for its tile panels. The French-influenced building is the work of the Porto architect José Marques da Silva. The station entered into service, provisionally, on November 8, of the year 1896, having only officially opened on October 5, 1916. Worthwhile a visit.
Written December 1, 2021
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ESVincent
Hong Kong, China1,143 contributions
May 2022
Their are hordes of people waiting in the main hall of the station - most aren't travelling . They are standing and admiring the tiles, the art and the architecture of the station. It really is stunning - part historical allegory, part art but all impressive. Its on the list of things to do and you should
Written June 3, 2022
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Darren H
Orlando, FL307 contributions
Jul 2021
Sao Bento is a small, charming enough train station. It's the end of the line, so it's easy to find your train on one of the 6 track spurs. The main feature is its lobby with its extensive blue-tile mural.

At the time we visited it was a little challenging to find the ticketing office because of construction in the lobby.

Toilets are available for 1/2 Euro.
Written July 24, 2021
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Billythefish1
Southport, UK1,410 contributions
Feb 2020
The Belle Epoque Parisian-esque exterior leads to the decorative concourse. This has 20,000 decorative tiles covering the walls, which took painter Jorge Colaço 11 years to complete. Get up close to truly appreciate the scenes of intricately painted Portuguese history, daily life and transportation. There are a few tasteful local stalls inside selling regional food and gifts at reasonable prices.
Written February 24, 2020
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David T
35 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Came to view this train station twice during our trip, first to take some photos whilst walking around Porto as it's quite central and secondly during our walking tour where we learnt more about it's history.

The images on the walls inside are lovely, feels more like a gallery than a train station. The guide explained that each represents focal points in portuguese history and also some cultural and traditions associated with Portugal.

Next time will try taking a train from this lovely little stop.
Written September 1, 2020
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  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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