Ribeira Square, Porto

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  • This very touristy square connects the quays of the Ribeira (Cais da Ribeira) located on the edge of the Rio Douro to the street and the Jardim do Infante Dom Henrique. In fact, in the 18th century (1776-1782) the Rua de Sao Joo was opened to facilitate this passage, an initiative supported by the British consul in Porto, Sir John Whitehead. Today, two fountains can be built in this square: one modern, the Fonte do Cubo made in 1976 by José Rodrigues (1936-2016), the other much older one dates from the 18th century, the Chafariz de Rua de Sao Joo. There are also several shops (restaurants, bars, hotels, etc.) that take advantage of this square to offer street or terrace services. Already in the Middle Ages, it was a very dynamic commercial place.
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  • It is the epicenter of the area, there is always a lot of atmosphere and you can hire most of the attractions. It is not the best place to eat in Porto, and it is usually more expensive this area.
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