Praça da Liberdade, the main square in Porto, with its many beautiful Beaux Artes buildings, is reminiscent of the grand avenues of Paris. Its location makes it a great starting point for an exploration of this beautiful and historic city. It’s within walking distance of the Ribeira, the Mercado Bolhão, Majestic Cafe, Livraria Lello, Sao Bento Train Station and many other places to visit.
Just a few years ago the square was a tree-lined park. When the Avenida dos Aliados Metro station was built under the square, the park was removed and the area over the Metro was paved in stone. I would have loved to have been there when the park still existed, but the square still remains a great place to visit.