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Things to do in Ribeira, Porto

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Church
“Architectural Set by Nicolau Nassoni in the 18th century, the tallest granite tower of the time, enjoy the views on top.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“The Rua das Flores has long been the city's best street for opening a new business. And if it's a cool, well decorated, lively restaurant, then success is practically guaranteed. The long communal table does have a hint of the school canteen about it – but don't worry, this is not cafeteria food. Pretty much everything is good here: from appetisers such as smoked salmon and quail eggs to larger dishes (which you can share) such as the Lafões veal. The latter is one of this busy street's highlights. Tips: – The desserts here are among Porto's most creative. Order the biscuit cake, served by the centimetre. – The restrooms have a 6 and a 9 on the doors. Yeah, we're not sure either. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“In terms of environment, the Cantinho do Avillez in Porto is also a friendly, welcoming and relaxed space. How could it not be, quality is a priority. As in the Cantinho de Lisboa, the cuisine is inspiring with influences of travel. The menu offers some of the Cantinho's successful dishes like the Peixinhos da Horta with Tartar Sauce; Scallops marinated with avocado; Sautéed Chicken Livers with onion compote and Port; Cod slivers, loose crumbs, BT egg and explosive olives; the Risotto Portobello mushrooms with smoked bacon, parmesan and basil; the Barrosa PDO burger with onions, foie gras and fries; the Hazel 3; ... ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Museum
“This stately yet muscular building (1767) once served as a prison and now houses a photography museum. You actually walk through the thick iron gates and into the cells to see the work, which lends the intriguing exhibits even more gravitas. On the 3rd floor is a collection of cameras spanning every decade; particularly fascinating are the espionage ones, discreetly hidden in everything from Pepsi cans to Marlboro packets. Immediately south of the museum are the narrow, atmospheric lanes that were once part of Porto’s judiaria (Jewish quarter).”
  • 46 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Cool bar in a garden filled with grass and olive trees. Ideal for sunny days!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“One of the best "Francesinha" in Porto, but is also a beautiful place. Better book on week-ends. Careful : everything on the table, that you didn't ask for, is "you pay what you eat"”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“there's the menu, full of great choices – such as chicken bordelaise, octopus’ fillets with rice or the perfect appetizer, cod cakes. But we can also mention the desserts (all homemade) or the outdoors tables, strategically facing the Douro river. And then there's the great service – Mr. António Coelho has been doing this since he was 11 · ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Palace
“Iconic Palace in The city center of Porto, Guided tours exclusive insight into Porto historic relevance and origin. Beautiful decorations and galleries.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Tapabento — Restaurant & Tapas Bar — is located in downtown Porto, near S. Bento Railway Station, in an old traditional building. It is a space with strong features, from the typical architecture of the space to the food products that are mostly local and of certified quality. And our team is referred to by our clients as a warm and caring one. We speak Portuguese, of course, but also Spanish, French, English, Italian, German, Russian and Lithuanian. You can enjoy moments of quality and devoted cuisine, mainly with our tapas: mussels, oysters, clams, razors, shrimps and carpaccios are some of the tasty things we cannot let you go without. They serve meals à la carte, but also have the chef's daily suggestions for lunch on week days (from wednesday to friday). Mondays they are closed, they open Tuesday from 19:00 to 12:00. The other days they are open from 12:00pm to 12:00am, and until 2:00am on Fridays and Saturdays. The space is a non-smoking one, but they have a nice balcony on the 1st floor where you can smoke and watch the stars. The music is non-commercial and they like to share Portuguese and world music. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“For you veggies and vegans, this place is amazing! Yummy buffet lunch for around €7-8. Take a plate and fill it as many times as you want! Organic wines, teas, coffee, smoothies and the tastiest chocolate cake you'll ever eat!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Visit the Chuch and Fernandina Wall, after that go down to Mouzinho da Silveira Street and Flores Street, have lunch in one of the many typical restaurants, visit St. Francisco Church or cross the D. Luís I bridge to visit the Port wine cellars.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Very beautiful store, with classic, historical products for sale. Really interesting (and nostalgic!) place to visit.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Music Venue
  • 3 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Get inspired by the selection of wines about witch they give some information regarding each wine!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Discover the remains of the medieval wall that once surrounded and protected the old city. By Amass. Cook.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“With an amazing view you will find different kind os parties or bands playing here”
  • 13 locals recommend