Rail Station Sao Bento

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  • Address: Praca de Almeida Garrett, 4000-069 Portugal, Porto
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 35122-3324725
  • 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.

Rail Station Sao Bento Travel Tips

  • 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 Metro: Line D - Sao Bento station.

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  • 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
  • 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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  • 93.33% 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

Rail Station Sao Bento Reviews & Ratings

  • São Bento Station - This is a highly recommended point of interest even though you are not catching a train here. Enter into the hall is surrounded by the stunning art of blue tile walls. Many people came here just for a picture of this art. Amazing.

  • Even if you are not catching a train, you have to visit when in Porto. Go inside the large hall and take a look at the various historical scenes recreated with beautiful tiles from 1916. Also, the fact that all lines disappear into the tunnel as soon as they exit the station is a pretty unique sight. Not your average train station!

  • Most beautiful train station I have ever been! The blue hall is so amazing! I just walked round and round! A must visit place

  • It has lockers for a very cheap price and easy to use. 1.5€ (small one) to lock and then you pay when you open it according to how long you left your belongings inside. 3 different sizes but the small is quite large and very deep so can fit 2 big bags in it.

  • The locals all recommend visiting this railway station, and they are not wrong. Probably among the most beautiful public foyers you will experience.

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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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