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Estacao Sao Bento, Portugal

From series “Top 14 Most Astonishing Railway Stations in the World”
Year: 1916.

In Porty travelers have a great opportunity to visit the historic railway station Estacao Sao Bento. The interior resembles the old French villas of the 19th century. The mansard roof and the wonderful interior decoration and handmade painting – all these have been saved in the building of the station. The architectural landmark of the station is the painted azulejois. There was used about 20 000 bricks for decoration. All of them were painted by the famous artist - Jorge Colaço. It took him 11 years.

Estacao Sao Bento, Portugal The official opening of the Estacao Sao Bento railway station was in 1916. Earlier there had placed the ancient decrepit monastery. The building looks more like a museum than a railway station. Every day it is visited by hundreds of curious tourists. They take photos of the azulojois walls and the fancy ceiling with moulding. The station is located in the centre of the city. Near it you will see a lot of other outstanding sightseeing.

Nowadays Estacao Sao Bento railway station serves mostly suburban trains. Within the years, it has lost its original meaning as a general transport hub. Notwithstanding that, it is still a wonderful historical architectural monument. On its territory have placed several restaurants and cafes. After an excursion tourists can enjoy with the national dishes. Next - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'BBVA' located in 0.21 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Rent in Porto - TT-3WAYS' is located in 0.59 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Casa Da Musica' in 0.36 km
Supermarket: 'Minipreço Porto' in 0.07 km
Parking: 'Parking Rua Trindade Coelho 16' in 0.09 km
Apotheek: 'Farmácia Dos Clerigos' in 0.05 km
Police station: 'Divisão de Trânsito do Porto' in 0.41 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Casa Marlindo' in 0.01 km
Railway station: 'São Bento Train Station' in 0.18 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport OPO - in 11 km
 »  Braga Airport BGZ - in 51 km
 »  Vila Real Airport VRL - in 75 km
 »  Viseu Airport VSE - in 76 km
 »  Coimbra Airport CBP - in 110 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Estacao Sao Bento

Villa Bolhao

Located in 0 km from Estacao Sao Bento
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Rooms: 5
Some apartments at Villa offer views of the market, and all have fully equipped kitchens and private bathrooms. The seating areas include plush … More: photo, rates and booking
Lindo Vale House

Located in 1 km from Estacao Sao Bento
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Rooms: 1
Featuring free private parking for one car, this centrally heated unit features a flat-screen cable TV in its living area. There is also a kitchen … More: photo, rates and booking
Studio Residence Pontoau

Located in 2 km from Estacao Sao Bento
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Rooms: 5
The studios include a double bed and access to a balcony with garden. It is equipped with a sofa and a TV. Each studio features a private bathroom … More: photo, rates and booking
Residencial Paranhos

Located in 3 km from Estacao Sao Bento
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Rooms: 15
All compact guest rooms at Residencial Paranhos have a TV set and some rooms have free Wi-Fi access. Each room has an open-plan bathroom. The metro … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

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0 km - Santa Catarina Street
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Stone House
49 km - Stone House
The hikers can see the unique stone house in Portugal. In contrast to millions of other houses, it was not built 'out', but 'in' the stone. The house is located in the picturesque mountain area, not far from Fafe city and was still built in 1974. The …
Soaring Umbrellas Street
64 km - Soaring Umbrellas Street
Amazing outdoor installation can be seen in the Portuguese town of Agueda. Every year, for a few weeks, the central streets of the city are decorated with a special art installation. Colorful umbrellas are its main component. The most colorful and unique items are used …
Piodao
121 km - Piodao
The ancient town Piodao has placed on Serra do Açor slope in the centre of Portugal. For a long time, locals built their houses from the shale rock that was produced on the nearby deposits. All windows and doors are made from wood that’s why the town buildings look …
Monsanto
171 km - Monsanto
In Portugal, there is the amazing town of Monsanto that doesn’t resemble any other site in the world. This historic town, which has been founded more than 800 years ago, was officially recognized as the most Portuguese one. The site is simply charming and has a lot …
Almendra Dam
192 km - Almendra Dam
Almendra Dam is located near the so-named Spanish village. Its height is about 200 meters. The dam has an artificial lake with area of 90 square meters. Its length is quite big – 567 meters. The dam has been built for 6 years from 1964 until 1970. The second name of …

Top destination around Estacao Sao Bento - Porto

Both locals and guests of the city enjoy relaxing on Praia da Luz city beach. This is a sandy beach, so it’s very comfortable for visitors with children. There’s no wonder why in summer Praia da Luz is always crowded. If you visit Porto not in summer, do not be upset. The beach is a fantastic destination all year round. It’s suitable for family walking and pastime, so there are even special areas for barbecue. There is a beautiful waterfront with several charming cafes near the beach.

Travelers with teenage children may wish a more thrilling vacation. In this case, pay attention to Oporto Mountain Tour that offers exciting tours on jeeps. The company has various types of routes that can be short or long, to nearby or distant places. Jeep rides always come with interesting excursions during which guests can attend beautiful suburban parks and see wild animals in their natural habitat, visit mysterious caves or climb up high mountains in order to see a breathtaking panorama. Such excursions are always loved by children and all fans of active pastime.
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