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Walking Tour: Ribeira Porto and Wine Tasting
"In this tour you have the opportunity to admire the beauty of this city with its Celtic and Moorish beginnings. You will be starting at Avenida dos Aliados and head up to the area of the Clerics. Along the way visiting the Tower and Church of the Clergy and passing by the famous Lello bookshop.Continue your tour to the Palacio da Bolsa Stock Exchange Palace and the Porto Cathedral the oldest surviving structure in the city. See the Church of St Francis a wonderful example of Gothic architecture. Its interior elaborate gilt work
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Oporto Private Tour from Lisbon
"Have a very nice panoramic overview of the Oporto city on our one day tour from Lisbon.Enjoy the old city of Oporto and visit some of the most important highlights such the City Wall Av. Aliados Clerigos Tower Sao Bento Train Station Lello Bookshop Bolsa Palace Oporto riverfront and much more.After lunch we will visit a Port Wine Cellar with a wine tasting."
From EUR149.00
 
Porto the North Capital of Portugal - Private Tour for 7
"8:30 am• Pick-up at your accommodation• Relax an take a drive to Porto where you will have a great day visiting so many places so different from the ones in Lisbon. Let your guide tell you the story behind each location along the way:- Po a Romanesque monument from the 12th century- Palácio da Bolsa (the Palace of the Stock Exchange) a 19th century palace beautifully decorated with paintings statues and carvings- The Church of São Francisco the most prominent Gothic monument in Porto- And of course the not least important ""Clérigos"" Church and Tower which are Porto's most famous landmarks built in the 18th century by Nicolau Nasoni- Possibility of tasting Porto Wine (the true nectar of the Gods!)8:00pm - 9:00pm• Arrival at your accommodation"
From EUR680.00

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Ribeira district

UNESCO made a peculiar (though completely accurate) decision by including Porto's historic center in its world heritage list. Feeling a bit curious about the criteria that these guys use for their selection, I checked their website, just to find this explanation:
"The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criterion (iv) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value as the urban fabric and its many historic buildings bear remarkable testimony to the development over the past thousand years of a European city that looks outward to the west for its cultural and commercial links."
(Wonder if someone would be so kind in providing me with a translation of this chinese text in plain english... I don't understand a single word of that jargon) ;-)

Aside from "urban fabrics" and "remarkable testimonies", wandering Ribeira district is simply a MUST while in Porto. As soon as you escape from the tourist traps of the Duoro shore, you'll find yourself happily lost in the decadent and sloppy maze of Ribeira.

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agarcia
Aug 08, 2003

Ribeira

This is a very peculiar area of Porto. Typical houses and typical people.

Its right next to the river and its mainly (or used to) a fishermans area, most of them on the sea.

During the day just go for a nice walk along the margins and get a hold of local people and their daily activities.

pel
Jul 03, 2003

To the left of the bridge you...

To the left of the bridge you can see a small market. This is a very characteristic part of the city called Ribeira. It is one of the oldest parts of Porto and used to be the place where trading and commerce took place. Today it is mainly a touristic spot, and a good part of Porto's night life happens here.

Across the river from Ribeira are the cellars of the world-renowned Port Wine. You can visit them during the week and taste some wine. In the old days the wine was carried up the river, on barrels, by the the Barcos Rabelos. Although they are not used anymore, you can still see them around and even sail in one of them.

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montxito
Aug 25, 2002

alleys behind the riverfront

There are several beautiful alleys behind the Ribeira. You will enjoy strolling here and enjoying the beautiful architecture and the atmosphere of the place.

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Jan 02, 2006
 
 
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Praca da Ribeira

This is the heart of the Ribeira. This plaza is always full of people and is lined with restaurant tables. This place offers one of the most beautiful views of the city.

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el_ruso
Jan 02, 2006

City Walls

There a few remnants of the medieval city wall, which once encircled the city, in the Ribeira area: east of the Dom Luis bridge and just west of the Praca da Ribeira.

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el_ruso
Jan 02, 2006

Placa de Ribeira is the center of the Universe

When you get into town, just tell the cabby to take you here and it will be all you need to know. There are pubs beyond belief and just up around the corner are clubs for dancing.

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Nexus7
Aug 09, 2005

The river-area

The whole area around Riberia is really nice, you don't even have to go down to the river. Also the streets above are full of small shops and nice buildings. And the view is great!

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Aug 21, 2004
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"Spring and Port Wine!"
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The Ribeira

The Ribeira is a really cool area. Just sit there and enjoy a coffee, cake, while resting by the Duoro....

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cucaracha
Apr 15, 2004

Ribeira

Ribeira is the oldest district in Porto. The streets are narrow and filled with small shops, the houses higher and deeper than they are wide.. Here live the lower classes.

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Oct 18, 2003

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Palácio da Bolsa

A British Neoclassical building in every sense, except that it was designed by a Portuguese architect. It could have been plucked from any Victorian city centre in England - Bristol or London, but...
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Torre dos Clerigos

For me the Baroque Torre dos Clerigos is the signature building of Porto. Seen from nearly every vantage point, its distinctive, slender spire strikes up out of the muddled roofscape below. It's only...
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Se Cathedral

Built on solid rock the cathedral of Porto looks more like it was built to withstand a siege than to impress the faithful with ostentatious design, although it does have its Baroque moments within the...
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Igreja de Sao Francisco

Built by austere Franciscan monks in the 13th century, the Church of São Francisco remains the finest work of Gothic architecture in Porto. It has taken a beating over the years, through sieges and...
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Serralves Foundation

In the west part of town there is a foundation dedicated to Modern Art called Serralves. It was created in 1989 with a partnership between the Portuguese state and many private institutions. The...
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Igreja De Santa Clara

This is Porto's most enigmatic churches, at least for me. The first time I visited I couldn't find it. The second time I visited I found it but it was closed. A Portuguese woman, who professed her...
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