Cais da Ribeira
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia15,388 contributions
Jun 2022
Ribeira district is the riverfront of old town Porto which is right behind it in a maze of old narrow winding streets.
Ribeira is very popular with both, locals and tourists with many bars, restaurants, street performers,...etc. Walking it will reward you with great views of Douro and the iconic Dom Luis bridge. However, have in mind it's a high tourist area, so you can guess prices in establishments around are higher with lower service quality.
TIP: Great views of Ribeira district are from Vila Nova de Gaia right across or from the upper level of Dom Luis bridge.
Written August 4, 2022
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bluebay06
La Spezia, Italy1,619 contributions
Nov 2022
It can be said that Cais da Ribeira is the center of Porto and not only of its nightlife, In fact, many of the short cruises along the Douro river depart from here and tourists gather here to stroll and enjoy the view of the river and Gaia on the other bank. The transit of tourists between the two banks of the river through the lower deck of the Dom Luís I bridge is uninterrupted and intense. So we did too strolling, taking pictures and stopping in the several cafes, bars and restaurants that are present on one side of the road reserved for pedestrian only. Here in the evening the good music of the street performers helps to make the stay in this crowded area pleasant, Definitely not to be missed if you visit Porto.
Written November 13, 2022
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK2,035 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Cais da Ribera is the street that runs along the Douro from the Pestana Vintage Hotel to the Ponte Louis I bridge. Home to many bars and restaurants and to the boat trip sellers on this side of the river and to street buskers and musicians ( look out for the old man who paints himself silver and poses as a chiming clock, well worth a few coins. It is a magnet for tourists and is always busy, but always lively and always fun.
This section affords great views of the iconic metal bridge and Vila Nova de Gaia on the opposite bank with its many port wine lodges.
It also has the advantage of catching the afternoon sun and is a great spot to sit outside one of the many Bart’s with a Porto Tonic and watch the world and his wife walk by.
Written May 16, 2022
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CPFCeagles
London, UK188 contributions
Oct 2022
I guess everyone has to wander along here and have a drink watching the world go by. Some really good musicians and singers. Bars a tad expensive in comparison with others. Super Bock beer in most. Taste the wine if you can before you choose. One of the touristy bars served the worst rose I have ever had. It was orange and 4 euro and would have preserved a dead fish it was so toxic.
Written October 27, 2022
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,584 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
The Ribeira is a beautiful part of Porto along the Douro just by the Dom Luiz Bridge.
It has a plethora of eateries and bars as well as the port cellars that make the city so famous - though most of them are on the far side of the river on the Gaia waterfront.
Most of the river cruises leave from the Ribeira too so it's a great place to build into any itinerary.
Gorgeous old houses, colourful and elegant. It gets the sun until it sets in he evening too so it's a lovely place for a drink in the late afternoon.
Written February 19, 2020
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Denny S
Gothenburg, Sweden177 contributions
Feb 2022
The Ribeira district is one of the city's oldest neighborhoods, located on the slope and riverbank of the river Douro. This is of course one of the most beautiful and vibrant parts of Porto with its colorful facades facing the river and winding alleys up the mountain. Although the area feels geared towards tourists, I think it still has an authentic feel. Take a walk along the Cais da Ribeira, the boats that ply the river, admire the Ponte Dom de Luis bridge and look over to the opposite bank where the Port Houses of Vila Nova de Gaia are located. If you get hungry, there are many traditional Portuguese restaurants in this area. You will also find many of the city's attractions in this area such as Palacio da Bolsa, Igreja de Sao Francisco and Casa do Infante. Also, do not forget to leave the quay for a while and get a real medieval feel on some of the very narrow streets in the area. Rua da Fonte Taurina, for example, is a very good start.
Written March 4, 2022
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goa_ele_love
Watford, UK49 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
A definite must visit district of beautiful Porto. Atmospheric, chilled vibes, friendly, safe, plentiful eating options, especially nice views from both ground level and some of the higher walkways which gave some restaurants. You can definitely get while away a few hours just watching the world go by soaking up the atmosphere. If you’re able bodied, there are so many interesting cobbled alleys to explore but be warned, some have ridiculously steep inclines and steps. Loved it.
Written January 26, 2020
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Hailley
London, UK7 contributions
Oct 2019
Good place to take a walk in the morning or in the evening, the water calms you and make you relaxed. Weather in Porto is still pretty warm in October so you do not have to take many clothes with you, even in the evening. We enjoyed our walk and watched a break dance competition.
Written April 22, 2020
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Anik L
Montreal, Canada654 contributions
May 2019
This is totally the most touristic area to visit in Porto but don't avoid it for that reason. This is one of the best features of Porto. The surrounding areas are so beautiful and lively. It’s a great place for food, drink, boat trips, street performers and people watching with the magnificent bridge Dom Luis as backdrop. Prices here may be more than other less busy places in Porto but sometimes you need to pay for an unforgettable experience.
The atmosphere its simply great so don’t miss it!
Written April 16, 2020
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DCercado
Singapore, Singapore81 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We enjoyed the evening walk at the river front of Douro River (Porto side). Great architecture, colourful cascading houses, lively street music, rows of restaurants and cafes. Enjoy the view of the famous Dom Luis I bridge (project authored by Gustave Eiffel), a double-decked metal bridge.

To appreciate it even more, I suggest crossing the Dom Luis I bridge and viewing Porto from the other side, Vila Nova de Gaia Gaia (try this both in the evening and afternoon. View Porto kissed by the sun.

If you wish to cross the upper deck of Dom Luis I bridge, the easiest way is from the Cathedral (Santa Marta do Porto), as it's a steep climb from Cais de Ribeira
Written February 1, 2020
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