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Rail Station Sao Bento

Praca Almeida Garrett, Porto 4000-069, Portugal
+351 22 200 2722
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“tile work” (107 reviews)
“entrance hall” (91 reviews)
Praca Almeida Garrett, Porto 4000-069, Portugal
+351 22 200 2722
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice building from outside as inside but mostly from inside. Open almost everyday even if the office is closed. It's located in the way between the river and the downtown so you will end up with standing in front of the building many times.

Thank Ahmed T
Reviewed yesterday

This is as much a tourist attraction as a train station. The main features of the station are the panelled tiles. These depict famous historic figures and historic events.

Thank pedwar
Reviewed yesterday

This railway station must be seen to be believed. The walls in the entrance are covered in tiles depicting events during Porto and Portugal's history.

Thank George D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

a working station with the most wonderful entrance lobby. If you like tile- art. This is for you. Go see.

Thank johntym2
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sorry but I don't go with the hype that this is one of the world's most beautiful stations. The tiles are undoubtedly spectacular. But the station itself is grubby and inconspicuous. In fact we nearly walked past it. Compare with Saint Pancras in London or...More

Thank Mike Arran
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a beautiful place! It's a great place to arrive, or just stop in while in the neighborhood. It's worth going to see the tiles, but also the inside where the trains arrive - a classically beautiful station. If you need to buy rail tickets,...More

Thank Crantraveler
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of people, good for those boomerang apps for social media! Great place to get yourself a nice selfie with pretty backgrounds and all those famous tiles! Sure you can't go wrong if your around the town pop in for a few minutes.

Thank Dalylynn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth the trip, even if you're not taking a train! The tile work is extraordinary, detailing the history of the area

Thank inorganic
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a working train station, but it is worth stopping in just to look at the tiled lobby. The history of Portugal, and Porto in particular, is laid out in elaborate mural tiles. We first saw it on the "free walking tour," and having...More

Thank MindStorm00
Reviewed 2 days ago

This train station (inside and outside) is quite special. When visiting Porto, it is not to be missed and it is free!

Thank Judith M
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frederick p
Is it easy to find a taxi rank on exiting Sao Bento station
4 June 2017|
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Response from venicefish | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. We saw many taxis. Apologies for the late reply.
Hei S
Hi We are looking at taking the fastest train from Lisbon to Porto (Oct 3rd from Lisbon to Porto and returning back to Lisbon on Oct 5th or 6th. Is there a website that has the departing/arrival times daily. I don't speak Portuguese unfortunately so not sure if there is a English website?
4 August 2016|
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Response from Raquel_Leite | Reviewed this property |
Hello, you can go to cp.pt , there's the english option so you can see the schedules there. Hope to have helped :)
Michelle S
Hi is there a secure left luggage area in this station where we could leave our bags after we check out of our apartment and before our train leaves later in the day? Cheers
18 July 2016|
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Response from MiguelNicolaevsky | Reviewed this property |
My information is based on railway company of Portugal, website: cp.pt Please check it on customer service in the station.