"Visit São Bento Train Station" Estacao de Sao Bento Tip by vichatherly

Estacao de Sao Bento, Porto: 18 reviews and 30 photos

  Walls of Sao Bento station
by vichatherly

This is São Bento train station in Porto. Porto (Oporto in English) is home to the Port wine industry, and 15 minutes walk from this station are the Port wine cellars where free tours and samples abound. Should you ever find yourself in São Bento take a good look at the huge azulejo murals before you leave, because you'll probably too drunk to see them on the way back.

The panels here are prime examples of the romantic style in Portugese tiles. Jorge Colaço (1868-1942) was key proponent of this style and many of his works feature historical events. These panels illustrate his attempts to apply oil painting techniques to ceramics. Other examples of his work can be found at the train stations in Évora and Beja, and in the Buçaco Palace on the Azores

Directions: The Sao Bento station is in the center of Porto, near the end of the Avenida dos Aliados.

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  • Written Feb 2, 2004
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