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").
Wth 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.
Ribeira Have a refreshing drink and take in the unique atmosphere, and return at night when it is especially lively. 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.
Over the years the building also served as the city's customs house, and now contains the city archives, including the document of Prince Henry's baptism, and other articles and manuscripts related to the history of Oporto.
From Ribeira you can also see the series of Port Wine houses across the river, as well as the attractive Cais de Gaia riverfront.
Ribeira is also the most romantic district to stay in the city, and couples should consider Hotel Pestana Porto, or one of the great tourist apartments in the neighborhood.
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Sergiom (61982) 2014-08-25 5:49
J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage vertical. Il est tout plein de textures différentes ainsi que de très jolies couleurs passées à cause de la pollution. La lumière et le ciel sont fantastiques.
snunney (85621) 2014-08-25 5:51
A great point of view on this fascinating building that has clearly seen better days and yet is still full of charm. I like the blend of colours and wonderful textures. The tight framing works perfectly as does the choice of the vertical format.
Nicou (124193) 2014-08-25 6:05
quelle compo et image superbe avec ces décorations ce filet de drapeaux quelle image et le rendu sur ces habitations superbe captage et image avec ce beau ciel.
Bravo et amitié
npecanhuk (66838) 2014-08-25 6:06
Some other wonderful architectural details of that great small city!
A very beautiful and attractive picture as well!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, large vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Have a great week,
Gerrit (49020) 2014-08-25 6:25
I wasd there long ago but i can hardly remember there were such a beautiful big old houses like on this one corner. What a beautiful place and such an excellent photo with fine soft light.
serp2000 (40650) 2014-08-25 6:25
I see you had have good trip to Portugal. Another interesting report, I like this postcard stylised photo, perfect quality, fine details of the local architecture.
photographer_sg (4408) 2014-08-25 7:17
Superb composition with lovely colours and details of the charming old buildings. The row of flags above and the lamp post in the foreground are excellent inclusions that add to the visual appeal.
Thanks for sharing.
best wishes from India
dta (68058) 2014-08-25 7:23
Hello DAniel ,
Beaucoup de détails sur ces vieux immeubles qui ne manquent pas d'allure .
cornejo (32722) 2014-08-25 11:40
Hi Daniel, very good picture of this interesting composition with the ancient architecture of the city, very well captured in this interesting image, good light, color and quality. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
carlo62 (34448) 2014-08-25 14:29
belle facciate, trasformate da anni di vento e salsedine, sole e tempeste, che raccontano la storia di questo porto, delle navi che sono transitate e degli uomini che si sono fermati per poi ripartire.
Bella foto, mi piace, ci vedo tutto quello che ho detto.
jjcordier (76938) 2014-08-26 7:21
Très bon cadrage vertical pour ces étonnants immeubles anciens de Porto.
Cricri (108037) 2014-08-26 10:06
j'aime le jeu ombre et de lumière, le contraste des couleurs, les détails bien rendu des bâtiments anciens et plus récents sur le haut, le top avec la prise de l'oiseau en plein vol et les drapeaux
macjake (57430) 2014-08-28 7:51
this is awesome indeed!
there is a gritty feel to the scene, yet also a feeling that the place is still used and still lived-in.
its a perfect match!
love the atmosphere and textures, love the pov too.
wonderful post! one of your best from Portugal!