São Bento Station

São Bento Station, Porto

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Right in Porto’s city centre is São Bento train station. Besides being the place to get on the train, this train station is also a special attraction and a fine example of Portuguese architecture. If you just can’t get enough of Portuguese azulejos, be sure to visit the Sao Bento train station. This train station attracts hundreds of tourists every day, making it 100% one of Portugal’s most important train stations.

Before a railway station was built here in the 19th century, a monastery stood on the same spot. The train station named: São Bento was named after that monastery. The building was covered with no fewer than 20,000 ceramic tiles by Jorge Colaço between 1905 and 1916, depicting the history of Portugal, the royal families, the wars and, of course, the transport facilities over the centuries. In the train station, not only the blue and white tiles are beautiful to see, but also Jorge Colaço’s coloured artworks. Be sure to take your time here, as you will be amazed.

Opening hours:

São Bento Station is a public train station, which is open at times when trains depart and arrive. The Customer Assistance Office is every day open from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM.

Photographer: Savchyn by Pexels

Tips and Tricks!

Here are a few tips you should know before visiting São Bento Station!

  • Here it is not the outside, but the inside that was inlaid with these ceramic plates.
  • The train station is centrally located in Porto and access is free.
Photographer: DCL 650 by Unsplash

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