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Estação de São Bento

Estação de São Bento Review

This train station was built in the early 20th century (King D. Carlos I laid the first brick himself in 1900) and inaugurated in 1915. It sits precisely where the Convent of S. Bento de Avé-Maria was located, and therefore inherited the convent's name—Saint Bento. The atrium is covered with 20,000 azulejos painted by Jorge Colaço (1916) depicting scenes of Portugal's history as well as ethnographic images. It is one of the most magnificent artistic undertakings of the early 20th century. The building was designed by architect Marques da Silva.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Praça Almeida Garret, Porto, 4000–069 | Map It
  • Phone: 808/208208 national call center
  • Website:
  • Location: Porto
Updated: 11-07-2013

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