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A bit of fun

Not by any means a must do, but a nice bit of fun. The statue is located in the corner of Liberdade... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Nice photo

Nice photo opportunity that invites us to think about what was selling newspapers in the XIX... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
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Praca Liberdade, Porto 4000-322, Portugal
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

This statue represents a tribute to the extinct newspaper sellers on the streets. In the past, the news of the city were spread by word of mouth, announced by these sellers! The sculpture also highlights the points of the post office. Not a must do,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Francisco-XD84
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Not by any means a must do, but a nice bit of fun. The statue is located in the corner of Liberdade Square, at the bottom end, and also close to Sao Bento railway station. The statue depicts an old-fashioned newspaper vendor standing next to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Right in the centre of the City, this emotive Statue was rightly receiving much attention as a photo opportunity. Lots of smiles and laughter, perfect on a sunny day and giving a nice momento of a visit. Looking at my pictures, it would have probably...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Nice photo opportunity that invites us to think about what was selling newspapers in the XIX century and also in the beginning of the XX Century.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TitoT416
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I have no idea regarding history of statue but it is an obvious photo opportunity. It is in liberty square which gives you a sense of place.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank downing
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Nice Statue near MacDonald. take a picture if you are in the area. Municipality keep it clean as it become targeted by Tourists

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Noghnosh100
Reviewed 15 June 2018

The Newspaper Vendor Statue on the main square next to the railway station is always the target for the photo-takers. See if you can find it during your visit there.

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

I wouldn’t go out of my way to find it unless you have some connection to the news industry. But unlike the previous review states the statue is still standing!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Yvettebell
Reviewed 18 April 2018 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank yoaligboy
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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