Rail Station Sao BentoCurrently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
- Address: Praca de Almeida Garrett, 4000-069 Portugal, Porto
- Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: 35122-3324725
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Trail, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Monastery
Rail Station Sao Bento is one of the most beautiful stations in the world. It was built in the early 1900s. It was built on the site of a 16th century Benedictine monastery ‘Sao Bento do Ave Maria’ which also lent its name to the station.
King Carlos I initiated the construction of this station. The beauty of the Sao Bento station lies in its heavily detailed French architecture and tiled interiors. The main hall is lined with about 20,000 mind blowing blue and white tiles depicting the history of Portugal and the evolution of transportation in the country.
It took Jorge Colaco 11 years to complete the entire tile work.
The station offers regional train connections from Porto.
- Morning and evenings are rush hours at the station not the best time to check out the tile work.
- By Metro: Line D - Sao Bento station.
- Cafe Brasil
- Gare Clube
- Restaurante O Tracadinho
- Tribeca Jazz Club & Restaurante
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95% of people who visit Porto include Rail Station Sao Bento in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
48.25% of people start their Rail Station Sao Bento visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Rail Station Sao Bento
85.21% of people prefer walking in order to reach Rail Station Sao Bento
Beautiful and awesome subway station surrounded by several small souvenir shops and Typo al Portuguese restaurants and wine bar at the center of the old Town. The station is at a walking distance from Douro River and Eiffel Bridge. Wonderful ceiling paints and architecture.
Wauw, what a place to visit when your in Porto. Amazing scenery and this is a real gem. Located in the center of Porto. Maybe if you have the luck, you arrive by train and can see this gem directly. This because the train station is still a active station.
Certainly worth a visit. Impressive tile-based wall paintings about the crusades.
One of the more beautiful stations you will ever visit!
The information centre employee was terrible and dismissive. When asked upon information about my travels to Lisbon, he was looking for the quickest way of getting rid of me. But the train station is beautiful.
Can I get a train from The Oriente rail station in Lisbon to the Sao bento station in orportoAnswer Report Abuse
It seems like there are no direct trains from The Oriente Rail Station in Lisbon to the Sao Bento Station in Porto. You will first have to take a train to Campanhã railway station and then take a connecting train to Sao Bento.Report Abuse