Rail Station Sao Bento

Currently 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 - Review

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.

Rail Station Sao Bento Information

  • Morning and evenings are rush hours at the station not the best time to check out the tile work.

How To reach Rail Station Sao Bento by Public Transport

  • By Metro: Line D - Sao Bento station.

Restaurants Near Rail Station Sao Bento

  • Cafe Brasil
  • Gare Clube
  • Restaurante O Tracadinho
  • Tribeca Jazz Club & Restaurante

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TripHobo Highlights for Rail Station Sao Bento

  • Rail Station Sao Bento Address: Praca de Almeida Garrett, 4000-069 Portugal, Porto
  • Rail Station Sao Bento Contact Number: 35122-3324725
  • Rail Station Sao Bento Timing: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Rail Station Sao Bento Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Rail Station Sao Bento(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Rail Station Sao Bento: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Rail Station Sao Bento

  • 95% of people who visit Porto include Rail Station Sao Bento in their plan

  • 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

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

85.21% of people prefer walking in order to reach Rail Station Sao Bento

People normally club together Episcopal Palace Of Porto and Clerigos Tower while planning their visit to Rail Station Sao Bento.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Rail Station Sao Bento, Porto Reviews

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • If you come to São Bento to catch your train, expect a great history lesson. In 1900, this former monastery traded its monks for train drivers. During the renovation work, the artist Jorge Colaço painted the interior from 200,000 azulejos (earthenware tiles decorated with motifs) sky blue representing major events in Portuguese history. Si vous venez à São Bento pour prendre votre train, attendez-vous à recevoir une belle leçon d'histoire. En 1900, cet ancien monastère a troqué ses moines pour des conducteurs de train. Durant les travaux de rénovation, l'artiste Jorge Colaço a peint l'intérieur à partir de 200 000 azulejos (carreaux en faïence ornés de motifs) bleus ciel représentant des événements majeurs de l'histoire portugaise.

  • One of the most beautiful train station in the world. Serves as a major transportation hub of Porto. But the major attraction here is the splendid azulejo ceramic tiles which describes the history of Portugal. This place is beautiful all year round and probably most hours of the day. Indulge in the beauty and pay attention to the little details.

  • This is one of the most beautiful train stations in the world. Even if you don’t have a train here, stop by for a visit. The azulejos are massive and beautiful. The train station itself it easy to navigate and most of the staff I spoke to knew English. The ticket machines also have an option in English.

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All Questions

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  • Can I get a train from The Oriente rail station in Lisbon to the Sao bento station in orporto

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    • 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. 

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