Ribeira Square & Douro river
The Douro River is strongly connected to the city of Porto, formerly this was the main route for transport of the Port wine barrels, which came in Rabelo boats from the upper Douro to the cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia where they are stored.
Today, due to a strong urban regeneration, the union between the city and the Douro River is becoming stronger, emerging a unique complicity.
The Douro River has its own magic, especially when night falls over the city.
When visiting the Ribeira square, considered one of the oldest town squares of the city and also known as the Cube Square, you will enjoy a unique experience and a magnificent view of the Douro River and the Dom Luís I bridge (work designed by Théophile Seyrig).
- Location: Praça da Ribeira, 4050-513 Porto Portugal.
- Opening hours: 24h/7 (recommendation: 10h00 to 24h00).
- Prices: Free.
- How to get there: 15 min walk from Aliados Avenue.
Relax in one of the numerous coffee shops, little bars, or taverns that exist, drink a Port and appreciate the view over Douro River.
(near this site):
Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel & World Heritage Site ★★★★
Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel & World Heritage Site is located in a romantic location, sixteenth century building, along the Douro River in the historic Ribeira Square. In the morning, guests can enjoy breakfast in the RIB restaurant, which has stunning views of the Douro River.