The Convent of São Bento de Avé Maria was built during the early 20th Century. Its main atrium is covered with 20 thousand thematic tiles. Over the years, the convent gave way to a railway station that officially became a historical monument in 1997.
A century-old railway station
The station’s tiles define this place as a local landmark and depict a timeline of transportation systems, myths, history and traditions.
The station’s main lobby has over 550 square metres of tiles representing historical scenes, traditional country life, the conquest of Ceuta the arrival of king D. João I and queen D. Filipa de Lencastre to the city.