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S. Bento Station (Porto)

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”.

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

11 comments

  1. stouf

    stouf

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

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  2. saidseni

    saidseni

    Então e os azulejos?

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  3. babo

    babo

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

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  4. joe_wilson

    very nice.7 and 2 are really good. what film did you use?
    over 5 years ago · report as spam
  5. pedrofelix

    pedrofelix

    @ saidseni - nenhuma boa o suficiente

    @ joe_wilson - kodak elite chrome EBX

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  6. saidseni

    saidseni

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

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  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...

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  8. afd_lsi

    afd_lsi

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

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  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.

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  10. kuasimudo

    kuasimudo

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

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  11. paper_doll

    paper_doll

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

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