Port Wine Museum

Museu Do Vinho Do Porto: Knowing The Real Taste Of Portuguese Port Wine

Museu Do Vinho Do Porto is the perfect place to get in touch with Portugal’s most famous export – the Port Wine. Located in the second largest city in Portugal, Porto, the museum is settled in an 18th century warehouse that stocked wines belonging to Alto Douro Vineyards General Company.

The Port Wine Museum has been established with the objective to offer information on the history, development, and commercial relevance of the famous nectar, named so after the city it’s produced in.

Portugal’s port wine with its uniquely sweet fortified taste is exclusively produced in the Douro region and much in demand because of its fresh bouquet, body, and rich flavor. The Port Wine Museum offers visitors an opportunity to learn about the different types of Port Wines and places where these wines can be tasted and bought in the city.

The city of Porto is spread along the mouth of the Douro River, and is also known as the “City of Bridges,” because of the many bridges here. Besides the Museu do Vinho do Porto the city, classified as World Heritage in 1996 by UNESCO, has several other attractions like the Cathedral area with the Santa Clara Renaissance church, the Ribeira or the riverside quarter with picturesque narrow streets, the Bolhao market that’s home to just about everything, as well as many other monuments and cultural centers.

The charm and character of Porto city are still intact and are clearly evident in the old quarters, shopping malls, cafes, and restaurants, all of which offer a taste of its port wine.

The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00am to 12:30pm and 14:00pm to 17:30pm. It’s closed on Mondays and holidays.

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