São Bento Railway Station

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Basic info

Type of attraction

Historic Train Station

Portuguese name

Estação Ferroviária de São Bento


Praça Almeida Garrett, 4000-069




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How to visit


Free access

Opening times

Mon-Fri: 04:20 am – 00:55 am
Sat-Sun: 05:20 am – 00:55 am

Closing days

Ope all year


Praça Almeida Garrett, 4000-069

Public transports

Metro: São Bento (line D)
Bus: 904, 905, 906

More details

  • Blue and white Tiles: decorating the main hall with scenes of important moments in Portugal’s history. Designed by Jorge Colaço.
  • Colorful Frieze: encircling the atrium; narrates the evolution of transportation methods, from their inception to the appearance of the train.

1886 – Arrival of the first train at the temporary station.

1897 – Architect José Marques da Silva presents his first concept.

1900 – King Charles I (D. Carlos) laid the foundation stone at the site formerly occupied by the old convent of S. Bento de Avé Maria.

1905 – First tile is placed.

1916 – Official opening of the railway station.

2011 – Selected by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the world’s most beautiful railway stations.

the surroundings

  • The Good Burger S. Bento (75 m)
  • Tapabento (90 m)
  • Restaurante II Basilisco (200 m)
  • Voltaria Petisqueira Portuguesa (230 m)
  • Liberty Square (119 m)
  • Clérigos Church & Tower (288 m)
  • Porto Cathedral (318 m)
  • Lello Bookstore (359 m)
  • House Museum Guerra Junqueiro (399 m)

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