Sao Bento Railway Station, Porto

4.6
#1 of 208 in Transportation in Portugal
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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  • We took the train from Lisbon Oriente Station to Porto. You first come in and stop at the Campanhã Station. You get off the train and stay on the same level and get on the first train you see going...  more »
  • 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.....  more »
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