We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Book In Advance

Start Date
End Date
All photos (748)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“the river”(80 reviews)
“lovely square”(5 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Praca Ribeira 1, Porto 4050-513, Portugal
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Ribeira Square
from US$28.81
More Info
from US$43.22
More Info
from US$17.29
More Info
from US$64.11
More Info
Reviews (965)
Filter reviews
263 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews the river street performers lovely square busy square world heritage by unesco waterfront area cafes and restaurants luis bridge port houses nice walk dom luis vila nova de gaia worth a visit boat ride porto wine both sides boats
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 263 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is impossible to visit the city of Porto without knowing the Ribeira. Here, Portuguese and tourists come together for a good snack, a beer or a glass of wine. Many of the guided tours of the city depart from here. Don't miss it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Luís T
Reviewed 4 days ago

A place to rest after the hills of Baixa. A lovely airy space which accommodates restaurants and troubadours at the same time. Sit and enjoy a relaxing glass of something cool and watch the world go round

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Iain S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The “cube” square on the river in Porto has great cafes and bars. Mant street musicians, including Fado can be enjoyed during the day and evening. Also along the river there are steeet stalls selling souvenirs. A dinfinite must see location.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Wavtrees
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great spot for people and river watching. We caught a river cruise here but were advised not to eat here as it is very expensive due to tourism.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a tourist, you must visit this area, but be aware that it's full of tourist, cheap trinkets, expensive drinks and food and other things that could be annoying for some. It is lovely to visit, to see the river and the buildings...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ProfessorOnzaga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bustling area by the river with a vast variety of bars and restaurants and also the river cruises, a must go to place where there are brilliant views and a great atmosphere to enjoy your stay.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank adaniels83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy, noisy place. Cheap entertainment. Not sure why it is so special. If you staying in a hotel here and have a window to the street you will get noise. We stayed within 100 m but had a quiet room facing a courtyard. We caught...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Sandandsunshine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always gather here to enjoy a drink and people watch, the place is always filled with energy and is a wonderful colour when bathed in the evening sun

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 777SarahB777
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

Picturesque square by the waters edge with excellent views of the bridge. Filled with cafes and restaurants it is a great place to stop. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 10 January 2019

We walk around the square and enjoyed the area w/ lots of eating, souvenirs shopping places. Don't forget to cross Luis bridge ! Go to the other side of the river and you might want to visit a few Port wine houses ?

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 30mait
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 122 nearby hotels
Pestana Vintage Porto
2,823 reviews
.03 km away
Porto River Aparthotel
476 reviews
.06 km away
Carris Porto Ribeira
1,150 reviews
.08 km away
The House Ribeira Porto Hotel
614 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,170 nearby restaurants
Ribeira Square
1,394 reviews
.02 km away
Jimao Tapas e Vinhos
2,211 reviews
.02 km away
1,221 reviews
.04 km away
Postigo do Carvao
1,992 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 836 nearby attractions
Rio Douro
6,612 reviews
.06 km away
Casa do Infante
199 reviews
.10 km away
Fonte do Cubo
20 reviews
.01 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Lea L
5 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from RachelSl83 | Reviewed this property |
There is a restaurant in Ribeira Square called "Ribeira Square" we tried it and it was great.. The best, you can check on trip advisor however you have to book in advance.. We tried to go to several top restaurants and they... More
12 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from JTJD | Reviewed this property |
A taxi to the airport cost us a fixed price of €25 which is pretty cheap. Relying on public transport when catching a flight is always a bit risky. Our concierge booked the taxi for us.