Sao Bento Railway Station, Porto

4.6
#1 of 183 in Transportation in Portugal
Railway · Architectural Building
Considered one of the most picturesque train stations in Europe, Sao Bento Railway Station showcases a tile exhibit of the history of Portugal. Circle the station for views of its spectacular exterior, then find your way to its vestibule to see the famous tile panels. Azulejo painter Jorge Colaco created these panels to represent important historical events in Portugal, as well as landscapes and ethnographic scenes. Architect José Marques da Silva built the railway station in a French Beaux-Arts style under King Carlos I in the early 20th century. The site was inaugurated in 1916, though it is named for a 16th century Benedictine monastery built on the same site. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Porto fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Europe has many beautiful trains stations and this one is one On the top of the list. Smaller then many the hand made and painted tiles are unbelievable to see.  more »
  • Wonderful train station. Can't miss the blue tiles. The architecture and art are just beautiful. A great place to pop in and take in the sights. Don't miss!  more »

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