Sao Bento Railway Station
Sao Bento Railway Station
4.5
Rail ServicesArchitectural Buildings
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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  • Bartonbears
    Coffs Harbour, Australia2,622 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and attractive piece of living history
    Everyone visiting Porto is likely to come here to admire the building and it is also a working train station so expect it to be crowded. Even so, as much of what is to be admired is above head height, you should get a good view regardless of the crowd. While we were there, a small team of conservators was cleaning the azulejos. There's no reason to miss this site.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Gary W
    Richmond, Australia869 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Station
    Beautiful station. Upon entering there are superb mosaics. The station itself has several platforms surrounded by gorgeous terraces, plus internal rooms with foliage all ending in a tunnel where the trains start their journeys. It must be one of the few world stations where people go to see the station rather than catch a train.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 16 July 2023
  • djbls
    Maitland, Florida557 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool station
    We were on a half day tour and our guide took us here. He was able to explain all the different scenes on the station walls. The tiles are so cool to see, and yes, it's a very busy train station. It's definitely worth a look!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Jackie
    Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A metro station with heart
    We arrived at sao bento station from campanha station. It was a simple station and shirt ride to the heart of the historic district. The railway is under construction until 2024 but the station is beautiful. The foot paths around the construction were easy to navigate once done a few times. The tiles while post WW2, feel older and depict the history and story of thus culture. A fun stop for us and took about 30 min
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Ulyana
    Almaty, Kazakhstan3,304 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful azulejos
    It’s a regular railway station, but the interior is very unusual for people - the walls are decorated with azulejos. These pictures show some historical periods of Portugal. We visited this place with a tour, that’s why we knew some historical information behind it. If you’re walking around Porto alone, it doesn’t matter - I think it’s a must visit place in Porto.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 September 2023
  • Tab H
    28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed when walking around Porto
    he Sao Bento Rail Station in the old town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This French Beaux-Arts building was completed in 1916. What brings people here are the 22,000 hand-painted tile murals that decorate the large entry room. The scenes pieced together depict Portugal’s history. It is one of the country’s most photographed places. TIP: From the station cross the street to Nata Lisboa for their delicious egg custard tarts.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 September 2023
  • JLMarietta
    121 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Train Station!
    We arrived at this station when coming to the city and also came back to see it during a walking tour. It's a truly beautiful building with a lot of history and very nice wall tiles. It's worth a visit!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Beth L
    Delano, Minnesota15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique architecture for a train station.
    It’s a beautiful station with a lot of history. The main area was too crowded but we still managed to look at the overall French architecture and snapped a few photos. At the time of our visit, some of the tiled panels had some transparent covers, I assumed they were being “cleaned”. A must-see in Porto.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 October 2023
  • beachbuddy10
    Bridport, United Kingdom1,671 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see.
    Chances are you will arrive or depart from Sao Bento at some point. It’s tricky though to come up with an original way of capturing the stunning azulejos tiles on camera. It’s a definite landmark and free, and if it doesn’t take you out of your way, you should go see it.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 October 2023
  • Garfieldluvr
    Denver, Colorado971 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, Tiled, Train Station
    This was the train station closest to our hotel, and the one we arrived at when we took the train to Porto. It seems to always be crowded, so its hard to get good photos during the day. The train station is beautiful though, and worth a quick stop while in Porto.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 November 2023
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SaltLifeGal
Venice, FL148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The station is free to pop in and peek at the beautiful tilework and other details. We first were introduced to the station on our TakeFreeTours and our guide explained all of the stories imbedded in the tiles. It was a bit busy to get photos without tourists, so I went back early the next morning to view the area unencumbered and take more photos.
Written 3 July 2024
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TheProbst
Waterloo, Canada106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
Absolutely amazing train station. The art on the walls is quite breathtaking and you forget you’re in a train station. Big negative is all of the construction around the station right now (June 2024). Complete pain to navigate through.
Written 1 July 2024
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Noshaba O
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
It’s an amazing train station with alot history painted on the walls and takes you back to struggle to marriages to new rail system .
Paintings mean so Bette to take guided tour who can explain it.
Written 1 July 2024
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Dragon789wv
Thousand Oaks, CA2,266 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
My wife and I were here, visiting this on our first day in Porto, ahead of the Gate1 tour.
We had been told about this train station, and it certainly was worth the effort to see it. Beautiful tile work!
If this is not the most beautiful train station...
And it is free to wander in, which we did later again with the tour.
IF you are ever in Porto, this ranks up there with the top places to see!
Written 30 June 2024
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Katrina B
Boblingen, Germany330 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
It’s cool for a quick peek but hugely overcrowded. Pro- it’s free. Con- tons of tourists. But it’s very pretty and you can just pop in and out.
Written 28 June 2024
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Keith C
Huntingdon, UK711 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Lot of work going on outside station and the dust has affected the tiles, however, still a must see as totally different from other stations
Written 9 June 2024
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FamOfFourYYZ
Toronto, Canada365 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Worth seeing if you are going to the station of nearby.

Interesting tile art and architectural features. Not as grand as some other cities like New York or Toronto, but pretty nonetheless.
Written 25 May 2024
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Who says things can't be built beautifully in the modern era? The Porto train station was built in the early 1900s and is stunningly beautiful. The blue tile scenes of old Porto convert what would otherwise be a non-descript terminal into a magical environment.
Written 23 May 2024
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ManngaDua
Singapore, Singapore522 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I was very interested to see this station and I visited there on my first day. The station was smaller than expected and tourists aiming to see the decor look more than passengers.
The tiles were really beautiful and it is worth seeing. Due to constructions at surrounding area, it is bit hard to walk around though.
Written 22 May 2024
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Wags63
Epsom, UK498 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
If you’re in Porto, stick your head into the station building- it’s lovely and looks more like a stately home than a station- and it’s free!
Written 20 May 2024
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