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Zona Ribeirinha

Porto, Portugal
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Ranked #3 of 73 Attractions in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Chester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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Emerald Hills, United States
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

There are a lot of people having a good time. There is a large selection of good restaurants in all price ranges offering delicious Portuguese, Italian and simple foods. There are many serving good wine and amazing seafood and shellfish. There are some places with live music. The people watching is fun. The atmosphere is lively.

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Albufeira, Portugal
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86 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

The "Ribeira" is one of the oldest and most typical places of the city Porto. Is part of the historic center of Porto, UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is actually a very frequented by tourists and local concentration of bars and restaurants area.

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

I Love this place, because is the Porto historic area for excellence, with so many histories to know and beautiful places/streets to see.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Anytime of the day the Douro riverside seemed to attract both tourists and locals. Many bars and restaurants so it's no surprise. Good to enjoy the view from the Dom Luis bridge - riverside houses look beatifully in the sunlight. Very nice evening ambience.

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Good views of the other side of the river. There are cafés and restaurants and a few tourist stalls and shops. I wouldn't rave about it and I am sure in 5 years time that it will be "the place to be".

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

basically the best spot in Porto, very nice riverside atmosphere, beautiful streets and buildings, good little restaurants. Romantic. Nothing to complain.

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Scotland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed the riverside atmosphere, very touristy but most folks there were tourists I would say. Lots of choice of eateries and bars. The only downside, after climbing one of the steep hills up from this area, we found the taxi driver less than happy to take us to the Intercontinental Hotel as it was just a short fare, even... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I saw this was one of the top 10 places to visit in Porto so we checked it out. There are great views of Porto; cute shops, cafes and boat tours. It was nice just to stroll down and pop in and out of shops and people-watch.

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Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The river area has everything that a site of this type normally has. Many small and slightly touristy cafes / restaurants, a lot of souvenir shops, street sellers etc etc. could be off putting but in reality they add to the atmosphere. By day it is a great place for a bite to eat and a place to take a... More

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