Stunning Azulejos at São Bento Railway Station, Porto

One of the highlights of our trip to Porto was not the port, but the magnificent vestibule and azulejos tiled images at São Bento railway station – Estação Ferroviária de São Bento.

Further research revealed that approximately twenty thousand tiles were used to decorate the station’s vestibule which I think you will agree is spectacular! The work dates from 1905–1916 and was composed by Jorge Colaço who was a renowned painter of azulejo at that time.

Historic São Bento Station, Porto
Historic São Bento Station, Porto

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Historic São Bento Station, Porto
Azulejo panel in the Historic São Bento Railway Station, Porto – Estação Ferroviária de São Bento

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Historic São Bento Station, Porto
Azulejo panels in the Historic São Bento Railway Station, Porto – Estação Ferroviária de São Bento

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Historic São Bento Station, Porto
Azulejo panel in the Historic São Bento Railway Station, Porto – Estação Ferroviária de São Bento

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Historic São Bento Station, Porto
São Bento Station, Porto – Estação Ferroviária de São Bento

Azulejos are traditional painted glazed tiles used to decorate Portuguese buildings.

Ref: Wikipedia

This post was inspired by Sami’s Monday Murals

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6 thoughts on “Stunning Azulejos at São Bento Railway Station, Porto

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  1. Amazing that it’s still in use as a RR station. So many stations have gone dormant or have been torn down or repurposed. The idea of public art has changed so much.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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