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Zona Ribeirinha

Porto, Portugal
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Ranked #3 of 65 attractions in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Tampere, Finland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Zona Ribeirinha is a beautiful district in Porto packed with attractions close by. The views from the river banks are amazing as well as the views from the bridges close to it. If you visit Porto you should definitely take the time to visit this area of the town. Across the river you can ride a cable car to get... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very nice, amazing views, nice walk. We rode the cable car, it was a good way to get snow amazing view and to skip having to climb to get to the upper side which is important to see

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Sydney, Australia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
14 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Lots of tourist and prices on average higher for drinks and food compared to some other parts of town but you can find some well priced little gems with good food if you look. Like this area at night when lit up. Love the variety of colors and tiling on houses but it's sad to see so many houses in... More

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Montebello, NY
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Lively and fun if a bit touristy. Walk the "back" road and take the stairs down from the Cathedral to get a better feel of what the city used to be like.

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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101 reviews 101 reviews
59 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our tourist walk in Porto comes normally on his end on the Ribeirinha zone from Porto. This is the moment to have a small or longer moment of rest. Her you can get tickets for a boat tour on the river Douro, 10 € por person and they show you on board of a typical riverboat, the six bridges crossing... More

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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323 reviews 323 reviews
275 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The river sides are both very lively with many restaurants and bars. You can find many options that match your taste and many of them also offer a great view.

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Oslo
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had both lunch and dinner in the area. It is very central to lots of sights in Porto. Great both in daytime and at night.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Locals and tourists alike enjoy the outdoor cafes along the River Douro in one of the oldest sections of Porto. Great for a drink, people watching, or a meal. A must experience when visiting Porto!

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California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Portugal is famous for its tinned sardines. Maybe they got the idea in this district, where taxation dictate narrow, elongated structures. Each unit is < 10 m wide so you see these buildings stacked up in a unique, picturesque profusion.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Ribeira has amazing views over the river Douro and Vila Nova de Gaya, also a lot of souvenir shops and restaurants. It is nice to stroll there in the evening, but I wouldn't recommend eating there as the prices are at least 30 percent higher then a bit further in town.

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