Praça da Ribeira
Down by the river, narrow streets open out onto a plaza framed by austerely grand, tiled townhouses overlooking a picturesque stretch of...
Douro Acima runs 50-minute cruises along the Douro in barcos rabelos . There are hourly departures.
Casa do Infante
Just back from the river is this handsomely renovated medieval townhouse where, according to legend, Henry the Navigator was born in...
Café Bar O Cais
A loyal clientele crowds this funky, classic-rock-drenched basement bar with old stone walls and vinyl booths.
Many of the restaurants on Praça da Ribeira are tourist central, Jimão being the exception. Service is genuinely friendly, the upstairs...
Douro Azul information
Douro Azul is the largest of several outfits that offer cruises in ersatz barcos rabelos, the colourful boats that were once used to transport port wine from the vineyards. Cruises last 45 to 55 minutes and depart at least hourly on summer days. You can board at Cais de Ribeira, or across the river at Cais de Gaia.