São Bento station
São bento station front
São Bento station

Discover Porto’s most beautiful and famous train station.

 

Designed by the architect José Marques da Silva, the railway station was built and developed between 1896 and 1900 to fill a void in the center of the city, where the population felt dissatisfied with the distance from Campanhã station, located in the suburbs of the city.

Localated in the historical center of Porto, it has been classified since 1997 as a Property of Public Interest. The São Bento station is mainly known for its stunning tile panels, by Jorge Colaço, where one can admire the evolution of transport in Portugal, as well as some episodes of Portuguese history.

Azulejos Estação São Bento

Source: wikipedia.

Elected in 2011 by the renowned “Travel + Leisure” magazine as one of the most beautiful stations in the world, this place is one of the biggest references of the city of Porto, being a must to visit.
For these reasons, it attracts thousands of tourists daily and is used by more than ten million passengers annually, being an important pillar of the city.

In 2016 a renovation project for the building was presented. According to the planning, the station would have a hostel, a Time Out market (consisting of bars, shops and restaurants) and a Starbucks coffee. Currently, the project is suspended due to several divergences by the responsible entities.

Our cozy Yours Guesthouse is localized 10 minutes from São Bento station, making it a great starting point to visit it and other attractions in the historical center of Porto.

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