Porto and the North Travel Guide

Porto and the North Sights

Estação de São Bento

  • Praça Almeida Garret Map It
  • Porto
  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

Published 03/16/2017

Fodor's 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, worth a visit even if you don't have a train to catch, is covered with 20,000 azulejos painted by Jorge Colaço (1916) depicting scenes of Portugal's history—from battles to coronations to royal gatherings—as well as ethnographic images. It is one of the city's most magnificent artistic undertakings of the early 20th century. The building was designed by Porto-born architect Marques da Silva.

Sight Information

Address:

Praça Almeida Garret, Porto, Porto, 4000–069, Portugal

Map It

Phone:

70-721–0220-for national call center

Website: www.cp.pt

Published 03/16/2017

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