São Bento Railway Station,Porto, Portugal

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The first train arrived here in 1896, but the building (designed with a French Renaissance touch) was only officially inaugurated in 1916 where a convent once stood.

This is the city's most central station, standing downtown just around the corner from the monumental Avenida dos Aliados.

Around 20,000 magnificent tiles alluding to the history of transport and Portugal cover most of the atrium. They're the work of artist Jorge Colaço and date from 1916.

The most remarkable panels are those showing King João I and Queen Philippa of Lancaster by the city's cathedral in 1387, Prince Henry the Navigator conquering Ceuta in Morocco, and a representation of the Battle of São Bento Station Arcos de Valdevez.

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Comments (56)

Κοσμάς Καραχλές on March 27, 2012

Nice capture. like Kosmas

Lucien Kivit on March 29, 2012

Kosmas, thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

Jabrus on April 5, 2012

Muy bonita perspectiva y composición. Like. Buen trabajo.

Lucien Kivit on April 6, 2012

Jabrus , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

romulus111 on May 16, 2012

Ładne ujęice dworca kolejowego Dobre photo like Greetings from Poland Romulus

Lucien Kivit on May 17, 2012

Romulus , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

Manek Taolin on May 29, 2012

Beautiful photo!

L+F

Best regards from Indonesia

Lucien Kivit on May 30, 2012

Manek Taolin , thank you for your nice comment, like and YS, greetings Lucien

BernardJ47 on June 17, 2012

Like27. Piękne zdjęcie. Ładna perspektywa.Pozdrowienia z Polski. Bernard

Lucien Kivit on June 18, 2012

Bernard , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

Slava S on July 6, 2012

Excellent photo and nice composition, like 28 + YS 2,

greetings from Russia, Slava

Lucien Kivit on July 7, 2012

Slava , thank you for your nice comment, YS and like, greetings Lucien

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on August 31, 2012

Wonderful photo of this railway station. Excellent explanation--like--AnaM

Lucien Kivit on September 2, 2012

AnaM , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

Arolldo Costa Olivei… on September 9, 2012

Foto linda!!! Um abraço. Arolldo YSL

Lucien Kivit on September 10, 2012

Arolldo , thank you for your nice comment, like and YS, greetings Lucien

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  • Uploaded on September 30, 2011
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    by Lucien Kivit
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A590 IS
    • Taken on 2011/09/10 11:23:49
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