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The Newspaper Vendor Statue

Praca Liberdade, Porto 4000-322, Portugal
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Destroyed

Sadly the newspaper vendor statue is no more,I had it as a sight to see and couldn’t work out how I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
yoaligboy
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Leeds, United Kingdom
via mobile
Selfie heaven

This is a quirky statue in the main square. It is something of a tradition in Porto to have your... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
IAN O
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good52%
  • Average30%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
11 Jul 2017
“.Heavy News”
28 Jun 2017
“Made Me Smile”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Praca Liberdade, Porto 4000-322, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sadly the newspaper vendor statue is no more,I had it as a sight to see and couldn’t work out how I kept missing it. There was a message written in English saying roughly if you can’t respect our culture/heritage then go back to your own...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This is a quirky statue in the main square. It is something of a tradition in Porto to have your picture taken at the statue.

Thank IAN O
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

this is one of Porto's traditions and also portuguese tradition, newspapers boys/men selling the newspapers in the streets, called ardinas in portuguese. this is located in a sidewalk between Avenida dos Aliados and Sao Bento station. take a pic and show it to your kids...More

Thank rmcc83
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Both times that I passed this 'attraction', it seemed to be mainly being used for the latter. I would certainly not recommend a special trip to see it, but there are many other real attractions close by that will probably bring you to see it.

Thank GrumpsDC
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Here's a cheeky paper boy to stand by and have your photo taken with if you know someone with a camera.

Thank tezpil
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

The statue is a tribute to newspaper vendors and is located across from the Sao Bento train station. It makes one smile.

Thank seafare74
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Found myself staring intently at this statue trying to work out whether it was the best human one I'd ever seen or a proper sculpture. Turned out to be the latter! Excellent piece of artwork and worth five minutes of anyone's time. If you visit...More

1  Thank Mike Arran
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

This statue in Porto is one of the more unusual ones I have seen. It is situated quite close to the main railway station. It is said to honour Newspaper Sellers. Why it is situated along side a British Post Box is a mystery!. Well...More

Thank Kevin F
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Worth a stop to have a look and take some photos whilst on the days other excursions. Can be busy with other tourists given it's location.

Thank Steve_Grant1
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

The statue of the “Newspaper Vendor” is located just on the corner at the bottom of the “Praça da Liberdade”, when you are coming out of the “São Bento Station” it is at about 50 meters, so cross the street and pass in front of...More

2  Thank Amazon122s
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