Wednesday, October 5, 2016

São Bento station will be the second “mercado da Ribeira” – Diário de Notícias – Lisbon

Station’s centennial will receive the second Time Out the Market, after the success of the first Lisbon

The century-old São Bento Station, in Porto, will welcome a new market from the second half of next year, today announced Time Out Group there waiting to install restaurants, bars, shops and an art gallery.

“The Time Out Group plc, global company, media and entertainment, has just announced the signing of a contract for the establishment of the new Time Out Market in the iconic Sao Bento train station in Porto,” said the group in a statement.

On the day that marks the 1.Th centenary of the inauguration of the Railway Station of S. Bento, is announced the creation of a new market with 2,200 square meters, 500 beds, 15 restaurants, four bars, four shops, a café and an art gallery.

“The opening of this new location in the Port, planned for the second half of 2017, is part of a strategy, at the time of entry of the group on the Stock exchange, with the goal of developing the concept of Time Out the Market at the global level and to broaden the arrival of new markets in other cities,” he adds.

This will be the second Time Out the Market, “after the success of the main market of the Group in Lisbon, opened in may 2014″, indicates.

The Railway Station of São Bento, in Porto, classified since 1997 as a Property of Public Interest and which is distinguished by panels of tiles that decorate the main lobby, points out today the 100 years of its inauguration.

The authorship of the architect José Marques da Silva, the train station came to replace a wooden shed, opened in 1896, and to resolve the discontent of the population of the Port.

This building, one of the main monuments of the city, is famous for its tile panels by Jorge Colaço, representing a chronology of the means of transport used by the man, the myths and paintings of the history of Portugal, scenes of a working countryside and customs ethnographic.


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