Porto Ribeira view from Gaia

Porto Ribeira view from Gaia

View across the River Douro towards Porto's Ribeira district from the Vila Nova de Gaia side. This iconic view takes in some of the city's most famous sights starting with the Dom Luis bridge. 

Across the river, the lower section is the Ribeira - Porto's tourist centre. Moored in front is one of the cruise boats that take visitors up the Douro Valley. Atop the hill, the large building is the Bishop's Palace and you can just make out the towers of the cathedral behind.


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