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Secret Sites of Porto 3-Hour Walking Tour
"Get beneath the skin of Porto Portugal’s impressive 2nd city on a half-day walking tour that takes in the most emblematic monuments of the city center and discovers lesser known attractions.Meet your local guide on Praça dos Leões to see the Bank of Tiles. Then go to the stunning Igreja do Carmo (Carmelitas Church) part of a 17th-century convent with a classical façade. Stop at the Lello Bookshop one of the most beautiful book stores in the world
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Walking Tour: Ribeira Porto and Wine Tasting
"In this tour you have the opportunity to admire the beauty of this city with its Celtic and Moorish beginnings. You will be starting at Avenida dos Aliados and head up to the area of the Clerics. Along the way visiting the Tower and Church of the Clergy and passing by the famous Lello bookshop.Continue your tour to the Palacio da Bolsa Stock Exchange Palace and the Porto Cathedral the oldest surviving structure in the city. See the Church of St Francis a wonderful example of Gothic architecture. Its interior elaborate gilt work
From EUR38.00
 
Walking Tour: Ribeira Porto and Wine Tasting
"In this tour you have the opportunity to admire the beauty of this city with its Celtic and Moorish beginnings. You will be starting at Avenida dos Aliados and head up to the area of the Clerics. Along the way visiting the Tower and Church of the Clergy and passing by the famous Lello bookshop.Continue your tour to the Palacio da Bolsa Stock Exchange Palace and the Porto Cathedral the oldest surviving structure in the city. See the Church of St Francis a wonderful example of Gothic architecture. Its interior elaborate gilt work
From EUR38.00

Estacao de Sao Bento Tips (19)

Sao Bento Station

From the outside, Porto's central Sao Bento station is a grand old Neoclassical building. From the inside it is a beautiful example of local blue azulejo tiling. The vestibule just inside the main...
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antistar
Nov 04, 2016

Sao Bento railway station.

Sao Bento railway station is one of the most unique railway stations in the world because of the huge amount of ceramic teils you have at the station walls.The walls are decorated with motives from...
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cachaseiro
Jun 04, 2011

Estação de S. Bento (S. Bento railway station)

It was built in the beginning of the 20th century on the site of the former Convent of S. Bento de Avé-Maria. The hall has twenty thousand tiles illustrating historical events, painted by Jorge Colaço...
Redang
Apr 04, 2011

Tilework at the Bento Train Station

There are several excellent tile works of art on the walls of the Bento Station. Over 20,000 tiles reflect transportation in Portugal and date from 1916. Prior to the station there was a convent. The...
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Roadquill
Jan 25, 2011

Sao Bento station

Fabulous. The walls inside the grand entrance hall are completely covered with blue tiles showing scenes from history and country life in intricate detail. In its way I found it as impressive as Sao...
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ELear
Apr 29, 2010

Estacio de S Bento

Go and see the old railwaystation,even if you aren´t going to go anywhere.We left here to Guimaraes and then after seeing the city we went by bus to Braga,and again,came back to Porto.I can also...
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Turska
Sep 13, 2009

Sao Bento railway station

Railway station as a tourist attraction? Why not? Especially, when it is such a railway station as Sao Bento.It was completed in 1916 on the site of Sao Bento da Ava Maria monastery. In 1930 its inner...
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magor65
Jul 05, 2007

São Bento Station Murals

Portugal is renowned for it's 'azulejos'... hand painted ceramic tiles... and there's no finer example than in the main hall of the São Bento Railway Station in the city centre. The tiles form huge,...
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AnnS
Nov 04, 2006

Estação São Bento

Why go to the São Bento station? Or why go to a train station for sightseeing at all? Well, you will not regret your visit to this azulejo-filled station, the terminus of all the commuter train...
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global84
Aug 07, 2006

São Bento train Station

It was built in the beginning of the 20th century on the site of the former Convent of S. Bento de Avé-Maria, thus obtaining its name. The vestibule is adorned with twenty thousand tiles illustrating...
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portgrl
Jul 25, 2006

São Bento Railway Station

It was built in the early years of the 20th century in the place where once the São Bento convent, hence its name.The architect was Marqués da Silva and most of the azulejo-work was by Jorge...
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van_aeken
May 09, 2005

Sao Bento Station's tiles

The tiles of Porto's churches are all noteworthy, but the most magnificent are surprisingly found in one of the city's main train stations (the building in the center of this picture). They are found...
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SonOfLusus
Feb 14, 2004
 
 
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Palácio da Bolsa

A British Neoclassical building in every sense, except that it was designed by a Portuguese architect. It could have been plucked from any Victorian city centre in England - Bristol or London, but...
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Ribeira

The river bank, or Ribeira, is a fine area to wander or relax. The more popular area of the Ribeira is along the river bank between São Francisco Church and the Ponte Dom Luis I. However, there are...
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Torre dos Clerigos

Torre dos Clérigos is part of the eponymous church (Igreja dos Clérigos) and was built in the mid 18th century. While the church spire is picturesque from below, you do well in climbing up its 225...
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Se Cathedral

Porto's Cathedral, or Sé, is proudly hailed by city residents from the dawn's early light to the twilight's last gleaming (and no doubt at night, too). The Romanesque Cathedral was built in the 12th...
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Igreja de Sao Francisco

Built by austere Franciscan monks in the 13th century, the Church of São Francisco remains the finest work of Gothic architecture in Porto. It has taken a beating over the years, through sieges and...
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Serralves Foundation

In the west part of town there is a foundation dedicated to Modern Art called Serralves. It was created in 1989 with a partnership between the Portuguese state and many private institutions. The...
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