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All reviews street performers the river lovely square busy square world heritage by unesco waterfront area cafes and restaurants port houses nice walk luis bridge dom luis vila nova de gaia worth a visit boat ride porto wine both sides boats
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Picturesque square by the waters edge with excellent views of the bridge. Filled with cafes and restaurants it is a great place to stop. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walk around the square and enjoyed the area w/ lots of eating, souvenirs shopping places. Don't forget to cross Luis bridge ! Go to the other side of the river and you might want to visit a few Port wine houses ?

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 30mait
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful area along the river to walk and take in all of the sights, shops and restaurants in Porto! We felt very safe and enjoyed the view of the river, bridges, boats and Port houses across the river. Food and the people were all so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dave V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Porto's most iconic square, packed with tourists, and still genuine and candid. The view is simply amazing

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pdepetsicos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location is great by the water way, boat tours leaving regularly, area is pumping with restaurant, bars, shops and street performers. Lots and lots of people making this place a little contrived and predictable - as we say a tourist trap. It is nice and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jason S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved walking around and enjoying the ambieance. The river breezes keep you cool even in July, the food options are many and the quaint shops are enticing to explore.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mlorenzen
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

This side has a good vibe too, but the views are better from across the river, worth a visit but an smaller one.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DonCesar
Reviewed 7 December 2018

It's not possible to go to Porto without walking on the Square. Lot of tourists but the atmosphere is cool. Nice place to chill at night

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Lots of restaurants around on the banks of the Douro river. The shops are more on the slopes. The boat rides also start from here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank anandpunch
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Very touristy area with coloured houses and plenty of restaurants along the southern part of the river. What you would expect from this type of area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alanm1c
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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
12 June 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.