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Porto. Cais da Ribeira

Porto. Cais da Ribeira

The alluring district of Ribeira is made up of medieval streets and seedy alleyways. It is a crumbling but fascinating place, ending at a riverfront square ("Praça da Ribeira").With photogenic traditional boats floating at the quayside overlooked by colorful ancient houses, this is the most picturesque spot in the city and the place everyone loves -- UNESCO did too, and declared it a World Heritage Site. There are dozens of cafés, bars, and restaurants sheltered under medieval arches, making it the most popular district in the city for eating and drinking.The entire city seems to come by on feast days (especially on Saint John's Day every June and on New Year's Eve) to watch the major fireworks shows.In the center of the square is a bronze cube surrounded by café tables, and just around the corner on Rua da Alfândega is "Casa do Infante" (or "House of the Prince"), where Prince Henry the Navigator was born in 1394.

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raymondg04-Feb-2017 05:47
Excellent harbour view and cityscape. Wonderful colour. V
victorswan12-Jan-2017 13:12
Great capture very beautiful and well composed image Jose BV
Theo Bögels01-Jan-2017 08:25
Great shot! V
blizzard31-Dec-2016 04:56
how fitting its been long said that the finest sailors in the world come from portugal

excellent camera work v
Julie Queybronac (Bryline)21-Dec-2016 14:45
Excellent composition !
Like an beautiful postcard of Porto, V
Jean D18-Dec-2016 23:16
Terrific scene of this town and boat in foreground. ~V
Nora van Beek16-Dec-2016 13:45
I can understand why this is such a popular spot. Very beautiful and well composed image! V
Cemil Gursen16-Dec-2016 05:34
Love this image. I could hang it on my wall. V
Raymond Ma16-Dec-2016 05:31
A beautiful harbour scene. The crop of houses dotting the hills is so picturesque.
A splendid composition too Jose with the boats in the foreground. V
Nirvan Hope16-Dec-2016 03:55
An excellent composition of the boats and the pretty colors of the town behind.
Dennis Hoyne16-Dec-2016 03:14
A beautiful photo of this area. It seems to be almost overlooked by the rest of the world, thanks for sharing this lovely place. v.
John16-Dec-2016 02:59
Very well done José.
Julie Oldfield16-Dec-2016 02:15
Beautifully composed image. A fascinating scene. V
larose forest photos16-Dec-2016 01:15
A beautifully composed shot with that lovely town and the old boat. V
Hank Vander Velde16-Dec-2016 00:50
Beautiful across the water city-scape image.
Graeme15-Dec-2016 23:09
Beautifully composed scene, Jose.BV!
Jean Chiasson15-Dec-2016 21:54
Splendid image Well done Jose V
Kuriacose Joseph15-Dec-2016 21:46
Great combination of foreground and background elements in this picture. A picturesque place.
Daniel Lamothe15-Dec-2016 21:20
Great shot beautifully done! V
Jim Coffman15-Dec-2016 21:08
Great capture of this old boat..
Chris Morton15-Dec-2016 20:47
I like the old boats with colourful town behind .... will go and get out the Port bottle
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