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All reviews the river street performers lovely square busy square world heritage by unesco waterfront area cafes and restaurants port houses nice walk luis bridge dom luis vila nova de gaia boat ride porto wine worth a visit both sides boats
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This side has a good vibe too, but the views are better from across the river, worth a visit but an smaller one.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DonCesar
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's not possible to go to Porto without walking on the Square. Lot of tourists but the atmosphere is cool. Nice place to chill at night

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of restaurants around on the banks of the Douro river. The shops are more on the slopes. The boat rides also start from here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank anandpunch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very touristy area with coloured houses and plenty of restaurants along the southern part of the river. What you would expect from this type of area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alanm1c
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Set near the river, on the southhillside of Porto, Ribeira is one of the most beloved Porto destinations. This picturesque area is home for rows of coloured old houses with wooden doors, windows and balconies hanging over your head, overlooking the Douro river. The main...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank luiza c
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Nice area to enjoy Porto, but it's a must to visit twice, once at day and once at night to fully enjoy the atmosphere. Set near the river, the Ribeira Square surrounded by beautiful, colourful buildings is a hive of activity, buskers, cafes and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shainshein
Reviewed October 23, 2018

This is a busy Square on the river front, it is perhaps the most touristy part of Porto, so dont expect to much in the way of local culture. the area is surrounded by bars and restaurants.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 235AndrewR
Reviewed October 23, 2018

The title says it all, crowded and loud. We found a very small restaurant, Terra Nova for a good lunch. Small plates. A beautiful view but definitely for tourists.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jimbob44
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

If you can tolerate crowds of tourists (well if you can’t then Portugal may be the wrong place for you these days) and if you can ignore touts for restaurants which seem to have identical uninteresting menus, this is the place for you. If you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank maharao
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Located on the river, there are many restaurants to chose from while enjoying the views. Lots of activity as many tour boats depart from here as well. Many pretty building enclose this pretty, lively square.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from RachelSl83 | Reviewed this property |
There is a restaurant in Ribeira Square called "Ribeira Square" we tried it and it was great.. The best, you can check on trip advisor however you have to book in advance.. We tried to go to several top restaurants and they... More
June 12, 2016|
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Response from JTJD | Reviewed this property |
A taxi to the airport cost us a fixed price of €25 which is pretty cheap. Relying on public transport when catching a flight is always a bit risky. Our concierge booked the taxi for us.