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Ribeira, Porto: 34 reviews and 71 photos

  Ribeira, Porto
by suvanki

Ribeira, lines the banks of the River Douro, from the foot of the Ponte D. Luis, along towards the Praca da Ribeira.

This historical (UNESCO protected) area of Porto is well worth a visit, whether just to stroll along the riverside, enjoying the atmosphere, or to linger for a cool drink or meal at one of the many cafes and restaurants.

On a blue skied and sunny warm March afternoon, it was very pleasant to be able to chose a table at one of the pavement cafes and enjoy a leisurely drink, and a chat, watch the boats gliding up and down the Douro, be entertained by the musicians and singers, and people watch. I should imagine that at the height of summer it's quite crowded and probably not so relaxing.

At night time, it was too cold to sit outside, the area changed in character completely, with the thick sea mist swirling around, and the streets leading off Ribeira, being quite dimly lit and narrow, it reminded me of Les Miserables, or a Charles Dickens scene - there were some dubious looking characters around too.

Address: Ribeira, Porto
Directions: From the foot of the Ponte D. Lois, descend the steps, or slope and walk along the quayside.
Phone: +351 22 340 2500
Website: http://en.roteirododouro.com/douro-river-cruises/1-day-cruises

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 5, 2009
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