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Sao Bento Railway Station, Porto

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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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  • The train station and its tiles are in fact magnificent, it was just a pity we weren't able to take good pictures as the station was full of people getting on and off the trains but also tourists... 
    The train station and its tiles are in fact magnificent, it was just a pity we weren't able to take good pictures as the station was full of people getting on and off the trains but also tourists...  more »
  • Even if you don't have to take a train you should visit the station. It's an azulejo mural masterpiece. 
    Even if you don't have to take a train you should visit the station. It's an azulejo mural masterpiece.  more »

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