São Bento Railway Station
Railway in Porto
The São Bento Railway Station (Estação Ferroviária de Porto-São Bento), is one of Portugal’s most striking railway stations.
São Bento Railway Station, also known as estação ferroviária de São Bento, is a 20th-century railway terminal located in the civil parish of Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória in the municipality of Porto, district of Porto. The station is situated in the Historic Centre of Porto, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Monument of Portugal. The construction of the station began in 1904, based on the plans of architect José Marques da Silva. The station’s prominent feature is the large panels of azulejo tile, which were designed and painted by Jorge Colaço and completed in 1916. The station was then inaugurated. The murals in the station depict moments in the country’s history and the multicolored panels depict rural scenes showing the people of various regions. The english translation of São Bento is Saint Benedict.