Respect to the city of Porto for the beauty of it’s public spaces (all those meticulously tiled streets) and buildings. The São Bento train station has layers of details that need to be seen at human scale to be fully appreciated.
The exterior lighting on the stone and stained glass makes this historic portal to all points outbound positively glow at night. Indigo murals and handcrafted masonry captivate all who enter.
And the train station actually functions! Commuters and travelers flow through throngs of slack-jawed tourists gazing up at arches, art, and open air views of the neighborhood beyond the tracks.