S. Bento Station (Porto)

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S. Bento Station was inaugurated in 1916, and it was design by the famous architect <b>José Marques da Silva</b>. Before this train station was build there was a Benedictine monastery named São Bento de Avé-Maria. The Monastery was destroyed and then was constructed in the beginning of the XX century the station but the name remains “S.bento”.

S. Bento Station was inaugurated in 1916, and it was design by the famous architect José Marques da Silva. Before this train station was build there was a Benedictine monastery named São Bento de Avé-Maria. The Monastery was destroyed and then was constructed in the beginning of the XX century the station but the name remains “S.bento”.

One of the most significant aspect of this station is the artwork the tile panels all over the station, painted by the famous painter Jorge Colaço, their you can see important moment of railroad and Portugal history.

It’s actually one of the best ways to get into city. You are at 10 minutes walking from most of historical places in Oporto such as “==Avenida dos Aliados”:http://beta.lomography.com/magazine/locations/2009/02/16/avenida-dos-aliados==, “==Clérigos Tower”:http://beta.lomography.com/magazine/locations/2008/07/28/tower-of-the-clrigos-church==, “==Ribeira”:http://beta.lomography.com/magazine/locations/2009/01/05/douro-river== (UNESCO heritage), “==Palácio de cristal’s gardens”:=="http://beta.lomography.com/magazine/locations/2008/09/02/palcio-de-cristals-gardens:http://beta.lomography.com/magazine/locations/2008/09/02/palcio-de-cristals-gardens, Town hall and Santa Catarina Street.

“==About the Sessions”:http://beta.lomography.com/magazine/locations/2009/01/25/the-seaport-porto-leixoes==
Session one – “==Seaport”:http://beta.lomography.com/magazine/locations/2009/01/25/the-seaport-porto-leixoes==
Session two – Train Station
Session three – Airport (soon)

written by pedrofelix on 2009-02-18 in #world #locations #city #lomo-smena-8m #center #town-hall #train #station #unesco #oporto #porto

11 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Wow beautiful station indeed... Shot N°7 is perfect.

  2. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Então e os azulejos?

  3. babo
    babo ·

    E cá estão de novo os Tugas!!! Boa location ;-)

  4. joe_wilson
    joe_wilson ·

    very nice.7 and 2 are really good. what film did you use?

  5. pedrofelix
    pedrofelix ·

    @ saidseni - nenhuma boa o suficiente

    @ joe_wilson - kodak elite chrome EBX

  6. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Ya, sei como é... ;) Mas estas ficaram boas!

  7. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    muito bem! gosto especialmente da 9, 12, 14 e 15! :) pena os links não estarem a funcionar bem, parece-me...

  8. afd_lsi
    afd_lsi ·

    Nice Location!
    Esta estação vale a pena visitar ou usar. Boas fotos.

  9. pedrofelix
    pedrofelix ·

    @paperdoll pois, eu tinha posto os links para algumas locations tuas. Mas não sei o que o povo fez ficaram todos para a própria página.

  10. kuasimudo
    kuasimudo ·

    sim, belo local! e viva o Porto mais uma vez! ;)

  11. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    oh obrigado! :) manda mail ao lucas, se quiseres. mas não é grave.

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