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.
Azulejos are traditional painted glazed tiles used to decorate Portuguese buildings.
This post was inspired by Sami’s Monday Murals