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Praca Ribeira 1, Porto 4050-513, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank luiza c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Shainshein
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Jimbob44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank maharao
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank ogerkan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of restaurants here with nice views of the bridge as well as river life. The buildings have been nicely renovated. It is a very touristy area however.

Thank ERDFirefighter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set near the river, the Ribeira Square is a hive of activity. Buskers, cafes and the coming and going of people all add to the atmosphere. Surrounded by beautiful, colourful buildings, there isn't much not to like here. Well worth a visit just to soak...More

Thank pakabay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This square is at the heart of the Cais da Ribeira waterfront area. Many restaurants offer all types of local and international foods while buskers and entertainers abound on the sidewalks. The buildings around the square offer both insights into the history and the arts...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked through Ribeira Square a couple of times during our holiday vacation, pausing briefly to take in the atmosphere. A busy and touristy part with several cafes to choose from. Close to the waterfront and Cais da Ribeira (the promenade river walk). Home to...More

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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
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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.