Estação de S. Bento - Porto, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member god_herodes
N 41° 08.440 W 008° 36.380
29T E 533037 N 4554447
Inaugurated in 1916, the historical station is known for its tile panels that depict scenes of the History of Portugal. It is located in the Almeida Garret Square, in the centre of the city.
Waymark Code: WM8534
Location: Porto, Portugal
Date Posted: 01/30/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member PTCrazy
Views: 38

The most notable aspect of São Bento Station are the large, magnificent tile panels in the vestible. The tiles number 20 thousand, date from 1905-1916 and are the work of Jorge Colaço, the most important tile painter of the time.

The panels depict landscapes, ethnographic scenes as well as historical events like the meeting of knight Egas Moniz and Alfonso VII of León (12th century), the arrival of King John I and Philippa of Lancaster in Porto (1387) and the Conquest of Ceuta (1415).
City: Porto

Location Name: Estação de S. Bento

Artist: Jorge Colaço

Date: 1905-1916

Media: Tile

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