Best Things to Do in Ribeira

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  • Casa do Infante

    Also known as the Alfândega Velha (Old Customs House), this is the house which, in 1394, Prince Henry the Navigator was born in (or Infante D. Henrique as he was known locally).

    The restored...

    Porto
    Museums and Galleries Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Igreja de Sao Francisco - Porto

    Fine Gothic church situated just behind the Ribeira. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site the church has a particularly fine Baroque interior

    Porto
    Churches
  • Episcopal Palace - Porto

    The former residence of the bishops of Porto is built in a late baroque and rococo style and is believed to be the work of Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni

    Porto
    Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Palacio da Bolsa, Porto

    The neoclassical Stock Exchange Palace is located in the historic centre of Porto. The palace is perhaps best known for its magnificently decorated interior, most notably the 'Arab Room'

    Porto
    Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Porto Bridge from Vila Nova da Gaia

    The double-decker Dom Luis I bridge is an icon of the city of Porto. It spans the River Douro linking the Port wine houses of Vila Nova de Gaia with the bustling downtown Ribeira district of Porto. Construction...

    Porto
    Bridges
  • Porto Cathedral cloisters

    The austere and imposing cathedral in Porto was built during the 12th and 13th centuries in the Romanesque style. Alterations during the 18th century have made the facade more appealing

    Porto
    Churches
  • Miradouro da Vitória - Porto

    Miradouro is the Portuguese word for viewpoint, and the Miradouro da Vitória is perhaps the best known of these in Porto. The view over the Ribeira from here is a great way to take in some of the main sights of the city; the Dom Luis bridge, the...

    Porto
    Viewpoints
  • Igreja de Santa Clara interior

    Porto's Igreja de Santa Clara is a fine example of my favourite kind of historic Catholic church; these are the one that are fairly austere and humble on the outside, but when you pass through the doorway you are almost overwhelmed by the opulent...

    Porto
    Churches
  • Igreja da Misericórdia - Porto

    The Igreja da Misericórdia do Porto is located on the historic Rua das Flores in downtown Porto. The church does not stand alone but is instead sandwiched between the offices and shops that line this typical Porto street.

    Originally built...

    Porto
    Churches
  • Clerigos Tower at Night

    The 'church of the clergy' is an imposing Baroque building in its own right. However, it is the 76 metre high Clerigos Tower, symbol of Porto, that makes this one of Porto's main sites

    Porto
    Churches

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Ribeira

Ribeira travel guide »

Porto's riverside quarter, known as the Ribeira, is one of the city's oldest neighbourhoods and certainly one of its highlights. The area was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996 and it does not disappoint.

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