The Sao Bento train station in Porto began operating in 1916. It is something that one should take the time to look at. The tile work in the entryway is absolutely stunning. The entire room is done in the classic blue and white tile. The tiles depict the history of Portugal. It is situated in the city center and is easily accessible.
The site of the train station was initially the spot of a Benedictine monastery in the 1500’s, but was burned to the ground by a fire. It was subsequently rebuilt, but was not maintained. It was then rebuilt into the train station that still operates to this day.
If taking a train to or from Lisbon, the Sao Bento train station is where you will either start or end your journey.