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Porto Sao Bento Train Station

About Sao Bento Train Station:

Egas Moniz presenting himself to Alfonso VII of Castile at PortoTrain enthusiasts…as well as Catholic travelers…will marvel at the magnificent 19th century Sao Bento Train Station.  Now considered one of the most beautiful train stations in Europe, it was erected on the site of the Benedictine Convent of São Bento da Avé Maria, which dated from 1518, but by the 19th century had fallen in to state of disrepair.

The station was built on top of the ruins of the convent, and offers a magnificent glimpse into the history of portugal as told through tiles…..for which Portugal is famous.  Here you’ll find huge walls covered in marble with beautiful blue and white tiles depicting historical scenes (each with a story behind them).  These stories often have a Catholic message within them, such as the one on the left.

The station is located in the city center and serves regional and interregional trains such as the Oporto Urban Train and lines such as Minho, Douro, Braga, Guimaraes, Caide, Marco de Canavese and Averio.

If you are looking for national trains you will find those at Campanha station (shown on map below).  But don’t miss the beauty of Sao Bento!  Get train & bus schedules, see fares & buy tickets here.

Finding the Sao Bento train station:

Address:  Praça Almeida Garrett, 4000-069, Porto

Click here for the official website of Sao Bento station

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