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The Newspaper Vendor Statue

Praca Liberdade, Porto 4000-322, Portugal
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Nice photo opportunity

I have no idea regarding history of statue but it is an obvious photo opportunity. It is in liberty... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
downing
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Nice Statue near MacDonald. take a picture if you are in the area. Municipality keep it clean as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Noghnosh100
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“Nice photo opportunity”
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Praca Liberdade, Porto 4000-322, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have no idea regarding history of statue but it is an obvious photo opportunity. It is in liberty square which gives you a sense of place.

Thank downing
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice Statue near MacDonald. take a picture if you are in the area. Municipality keep it clean as it become targeted by Tourists

Thank Noghnosh100
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

The Newspaper Vendor Statue on the main square next to the railway station is always the target for the photo-takers. See if you can find it during your visit there.

Thank YTCHENG
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

I wouldn’t go out of my way to find it unless you have some connection to the news industry. But unlike the previous review states the statue is still standing!

Thank Yvette B
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Sadly the newspaper vendor statue is no more,I had it as a sight to see and couldn’t work out how I kept missing it. There was a message written in English saying roughly if you can’t respect our culture/heritage then go back to your own...More

Thank yoaligboy
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This is a quirky statue in the main square. It is something of a tradition in Porto to have your picture taken at the statue.

Thank IAN O
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

this is one of Porto's traditions and also portuguese tradition, newspapers boys/men selling the newspapers in the streets, called ardinas in portuguese. this is located in a sidewalk between Avenida dos Aliados and Sao Bento station. take a pic and show it to your kids...More

Thank rmcc83
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Both times that I passed this 'attraction', it seemed to be mainly being used for the latter. I would certainly not recommend a special trip to see it, but there are many other real attractions close by that will probably bring you to see it.

Thank One_of_the_BOFs
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Here's a cheeky paper boy to stand by and have your photo taken with if you know someone with a camera.

Thank tezpil
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

The statue is a tribute to newspaper vendors and is located across from the Sao Bento train station. It makes one smile.

Thank seafare74
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