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Zona Ribeirinha

Porto, Portugal
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Ranked #3 of 74 Attractions in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Hamburg, Germany
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217 reviews 217 reviews
109 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is the old town of Porto immediately adjacent to the Douro embankment. Buildings are picturesque, many well restored or preserved. A perfect place for a stroll. Of course it's somewhat touristy - why else would there be so many Tripadvisor reviews? But once you look beyond that you can still find the beauty and authenticity.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We went there on a Sunday morning and had a coffee & pastry. There were many little stalls selling textiles, scarfs & jewelry. It was fun to see the locals mix with the tourists.

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Moscow, Russia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
32 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This area is very picturesque and it's bustling with life! Innumerable gift shops, cafes - being a touristy place, I'd advise to seek dining experience in the city, for on the riverwalk everything is more expensive. Do not hesistate to book a boat ride - we took one that lasts about an hour, and they took us to the ocean... More

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Betty's Bay, South Africa
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95 reviews 95 reviews
24 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

totally different from most riversides Worldwide quaint, stepped in history be prepared for loads of walking

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Moscow, Russia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
53 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

That's where the most Porto photos come from. Lots of historic buildings right on the promenade as well as on the nearest streets. Multitude of cafes and souvenir shops. The very center of tourist activity.

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Dublin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Really enjoyed my visits to the Ribeirinha, Went during the week and it was quiet, also went on Saturday and it was bustling with people as there was a market. a must visit if in Porto.

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Toledo, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Its great to take a walk around Ribeirinha. You can walk beside the Douro as you see the typical different tiled houses. Theres always live music and a lot of people selling souvenirs typical form Portugal. You can also take a drink/lunch in any of its restaurants.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It's a beautifual area with unique spirit. Best views over Ribeira seem to be from the gorgeous bridge and from the opposite side of the city - Vila Nova de Gaia

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Icod de Los Vinos
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Beautiful spot and a must to visit. We walked around many times. During the day and in the evening. Wonderful atmosphere. Lots of eating places for all budgets but more expensive due to location. If you walk over bridge to Port Area it is a little cheaper.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Lots of restaurants and bars and fantastic views over the river Douro.the paths are very steep down to the river not great if you struggle with the up hills or are elderly .

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