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Zona Ribeirinha

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Address: Porto, Portugal
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I traditionally hate places where a lot of tourists pack together but the Zona Ribeirinha is just one of those places you have to love. Even though the place is crowded and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Roeselare, Belgium
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I traditionally hate places where a lot of tourists pack together but the Zona Ribeirinha is just one of those places you have to love. Even though the place is crowded and the restaurants look like genuine tourist traps, we loved being there and just enjoying the river go by. Buy a beer in a shop somewhere, find a bench... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

It's the best area to discover Porto. By foot is the best way to see thinks, to feel the place, see the parks, churches, bridges, amazing view of Porto.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

A very comfortable way to approach this area is the funicolare . 2.50€ for a single ticket. Nice area and very pituresque houses but very touristed . We were only here for a short break then we catched the tram line no. 1 and had a wonderful ride- 30-40 minutes to the last station .On our way back we jumped... More 

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Macau, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

When you have just walked a tad too far and just wanna grab a drink and relax, this is the place. Choose one of the esplanadas near the river and delight yourself with the sunset, the pigeons and the occasional seagull. At some point during the week there are street markets near this area which may make it a bit... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Probably one of the most traditional areas of Porto. It has a nice view of the river and Vila Nova de Gaia (the city across). Very lively atmosphere!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A good selection of restaurants / cafes to eat and drink next to the river but check the menus first as some of the food is bog standard junk food.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The old wharves of the port of Oporto are now shops, bars and restaurants. It is a lovely experience strolling alongside the Douro, settling down for a drink or a meal in one of the many quite reasonably priced places and watching the World go by. Look across to the Vila Nova de Gaia and the many port houses there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Definitely have to see if you're coming to Porto. Sitting on the river and enjoying a drink in the evening is an incredible experience.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very quaint. Lots of things to do and see. In the main road, which I think is called Rua Dom Henrique. There's a wonderful jewellery shop called AG Jewels, which has something for every taste and pocket!

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Beautiful quay of Douro river in Porto, with a view on the river and it's boats, on Ponte D. Luis or on Gaia's famous wine cellars. Picturesque houses, streets, touristic area however nice to spend an afternoon having a cafe or a lunch in one of the many restaurants and bistros aligned on the quay. There is access also to... More 

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