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New Arrival by paulofurtado

The São Bento train station in Porto is considered by some as one of the most beautiful in the world. “While the exterior is certainly beautiful—and brings to mind 19th-century Parisian architecture with its mansard roof and stone façade—it is the front hall that will make you gasp. The walls are covered with 20,000 splendid azulejo tin-glazed ceramic tiles, which took 11 years for artist Jorge Colaço to complete.” (from Travel + Leisure magazine). What is usually most notable are the tiles at the entrance hall, yes, but I enjoy going inside to the platforms late at night, when it’s peaceful.

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