São Bento Railway Station in Porto was opened to the public in 1916 on the site of a former Benedictine monastery. The structure emanates the city’s typical melancholy and nostalgic air.
Although the train station is striking from outside, the real beauty lies inside. The main hall is breathtaking with over 20,000 tiles that reflect the history of Portugal.
São Bento Railway Station is in the city centre, so you’ll probably walk past it several times during your stay. Don’t miss discovering its main hall.
You can take a train to the Douro Valley or to any of the picturesque villages in the region from São Bento station. If you have enough time, we recommend exploring Guimarães, Braga and Viana do Castelo.