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Praca Ribeira 1, Porto 4050-513, Portugal
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All reviews street performers the river lovely square world heritage by unesco cafes and restaurants port houses nice walk luis bridge vila nova de gaia boat ride worth a visit both sides port wine ribeira boats tourists douro
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Reviewed yesterday

We were made to feel welcome by the staff who did not seem to mind that we could not speak any Portuguese. Menu choices were explained and reccomendations made. We had a lovely window seat overlooking the square. There was lots of care and attention...More

Thank Clare S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Located on the river, there are many restaurants to chose from while enjoying the views. Lots of activity as many tour boats depart from here as well. Many pretty building enclose this pretty, lively square.

Thank ogerkan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of restaurants here with nice views of the bridge as well as river life. The buildings have been nicely renovated. It is a very touristy area however.

Thank ERDFirefighter
Reviewed 4 days ago

Set near the river, the Ribeira Square is a hive of activity. Buskers, cafes and the coming and going of people all add to the atmosphere. Surrounded by beautiful, colourful buildings, there isn't much not to like here. Well worth a visit just to soak...More

Thank pakabay
Reviewed 5 days ago

This square is at the heart of the Cais da Ribeira waterfront area. Many restaurants offer all types of local and international foods while buskers and entertainers abound on the sidewalks. The buildings around the square offer both insights into the history and the arts...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked through Ribeira Square a couple of times during our holiday vacation, pausing briefly to take in the atmosphere. A busy and touristy part with several cafes to choose from. Close to the waterfront and Cais da Ribeira (the promenade river walk). Home to...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Porto's Nova da Gaia district (experienced by most of us as "Riberira") has great history and great bones. The square is just about in front of the City Hall and is adjacent to a strange cube sculpture near a fountain; look for the gray thing...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really disappointed. They count on tourist coming here once and never come back. Look for some other place.

1  Thank AbbyAlan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must if you are traveling to Porto. The Ribeira District is bustling with artists, restaurants, cafes and lots of history. Just head down to enjoy a glass of vino or a Super Bock or coffee while taking it all in.

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place. Only here on fleeting visit but will be returning. Douro river, entertainment, bridges, restaurants, hotels. Quaint oldy worldy narrow streets, architecture.

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Response from RachelSl83 | Reviewed this property |
There is a restaurant in Ribeira Square called "Ribeira Square" we tried it and it was great.. The best, you can check on trip advisor however you have to book in advance.. We tried to go to several top restaurants and they... More
June 12, 2016|
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Response from JTJD | Reviewed this property |
A taxi to the airport cost us a fixed price of €25 which is pretty cheap. Relying on public transport when catching a flight is always a bit risky. Our concierge booked the taxi for us.