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A reminder of what life was like in the 16th century ...

Rua da Banana is believed to have been one of the first Sub-Saharian streets and the fact that as... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Iolanda A
Lisbon, Portugal
Colorful photogenic street

why is it called 'Rue Banana'? because the street is curved like a banana. The old houses along it... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2018
Marion W
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

Rua da Banana is believed to have been one of the first Sub-Saharian streets and the fact that as visitors we are alowed to feel what it must have been like to live here then is in my opinion a priviledge.

Thank Iolanda A
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Interesting buildings. The roofs are from the banana plants. Many photo ops. Make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes.

Thank TravelinAlan
Reviewed May 28, 2018

This streets runs from the ribeira down to the main square and encapsulates pretty much the entire history of the town. Apart from the charming architecture, keep an eye out for some intriguing and aromatic plants (guides should be able to point them out).

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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Top spot. Lovely location. Not just the street but the whole little village. Beautiful area front place

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Reviewed April 25, 2018

why is it called 'Rue Banana'? because the street is curved like a banana. The old houses along it are a cluster of tiny cottages. Photo options abound (but do ask permission when shooting people). Show them your pix and they'll be delighted. Some have...More

Thank Marion W
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Very photogenic street ,occasionally one of the houses has a table set up to buy souvenirs and rum. The houses for the most part are well maintained.

Thank 128jude
Reviewed January 14, 2018

A collection of great little cottages, still in use. Absolute recommendation: buy the grog, which the lady sells in front of her house, it´s fab.!!

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Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

The area is typical for the old town. Houses are protected by unesco and no changes can be done without permission. Nice to see

Thank belgiumtraveller2013
Reviewed September 24, 2017

Going here was the highlight of our trip one day, great area and such history. The street is really neat for photos and the restaurants in the area were some of the best.

Thank dev00312
Reviewed July 22, 2017

It was just a street with a few houses. There was nothing much going on. I think you need to get a guide to have a better understanding of the street. There were no shops or restaurants on the street. If you need to eat,...More

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