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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I'm going to go a bit Sheldon Cooper here but I find train stations great examples of past glories, current prosperity and generally interesting places. Even though this stain couldn't be expanded (due to location) to cope with recent growth which has led to another station being built in a place which allows for this expansion, the place is still maintained and is an operational station. The entrance hall is fascinating with the Portuguese tiles making great showings on the walls and there's often displays etc there too.

A must visit even if only for a few minutes.

Thank Stranger41
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very impressive tile-work stretching high up to the ceiling. Loved some of the detail such as the old lady bending over to pick some coins up. Didn't see any unsavoury characters hanging around which makes a change for city railway stations. Well kept and clean.

Thank Richard_By_Name
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had heard that this train station was special and it lived up to its reputation. The time pictures are the largest we have ever seen. They are huge and very impressive. The station is well worth a stop when in Porto.

Thank ValGary2014
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Is a super clean and well decorated train station. I would suggest to stop by for a couple of pictures, it worth it!

Thank SaraInWonderland_13
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Take some time to have a good look at the tile work and the transport history in the main hall regardless of whether you are travelling on a train.

Thank Jen P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not your average train station! Great tile work and back stories behind the pictures. Google the story and look for the mistake in the tile mural with the young girls...its an interesting fix by the artist.

Thank stargazer1119
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a beautiful station, every wall has a story laid out in beautiful tiles the ceiling is spectacular as well. Just inside where the platforms are you will find a miniature replica of the station

Thank GlobeTrotting258558
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Reviewed 6 days ago

obviously, most tourists come to Sao Bento to see the beautiful tile work, but more importantly, for me, was finding a place to exchange dollars to euros. None of the banks in Porto would exchange money unless one had an account there. The currency exchange office inside the Sao Bento rail station not only would cheerfully exchange money, but they did not have a commission charge. Even the proprietor of our hotel did not know this. Fortunately, one of the banks that could not exchange my money, recommended Sao Bento.

Thank pick_jeremy
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This railway station is worth a visit even if you are not going anywhere by train. All the walls are coverred with beautiful traditional blue tiles which are part of the history.

Thank lprocopio
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see when you are in Porto. The walls are beautiful and are part of this historic city. It is more like a gallery than a train station

Thank amqhamilton
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