Situated in an old building on the banks of the Douro River, which was erected as a wine deposit by Companhia Geral da Agricultura das Vinhas do Alto Douro, Museu do Vinho do Porto (Port Wine Museum) was inaugurated in 2004, aiming to provide knowledge on the history and importance of Port Wine for the city's development.
During this visit you'll learn all the details from various multimedia panels and columns, which describe many aspects such as the trading, the 'rabelo' boats, the Porto railway line, the wine-growing region, and even information on how the bottles have evolved. The museum also tells us about the export market.
It aims to show how Port Wine had such a major influence on the history of the city.
At the museum, you can also find archaeological remains, pieces of porcelain, furniture, textiles, glass and other interesting objects that are on display, such as paintings, engravings and metals.
As is the case with other municipal museums, there is an educational service at your disposal, which you can use to book guided tours with specialised professionals.
Location: Rua de Monchique, 45-52, Porto
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5.30 pm and Sunday from 10 a.m to 12.30 pm and from 2 pm to 5.30 pm Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays.