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Also called the station " São Bento " , and originally as Central Porto Station is a railway interface Minho Line , which serves the city of Porto in Portugal . It is located in the Almeida Garrett Square , and the building of the station , of French influence , been outlined by Porto architect José Marques da Silva . He entered the service, temporarily, on November 8, 1896 , having only been officially opened on 5 October 1916. Located in the historic center of Porto , the station has established itself as one of the main monuments in the city, especially being known for its tile panels .

The main lobby of the station is lined with historic themed tiles. Covering an area of ​​about 551 square meters, mainly represent scenes set in the north, being portrayed, among other things, the Tournament Ponte da Barca (Ponte da Barca Battle panel), Egas Moniz presentation with the children to King Alfonso VII of Castile and Leon, in the twelfth century, the entrance of King John I and Philippa of Lancaster in Porto ( John I Input panel in Porto), in 1387, the Conquest of Ceuta in 1415, and the traditional country life (panels views and Rural Scenes).
A colorful frieze (History of Transport) is dedicated to the development of transport in Portugal, concluding with the opening of the railway. were produced in Sacavém Factory and installed between 1905 and 1906 by artist Jorge Colaco, who at that time was stated as the most popular azulejador in Portugal. The tiles have a typical Art Nouveau style, using very light colors, known as pastel-colors.


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