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2013/04/15

Porto and the Gaia wine lodges

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In Porto, toast the ancient and the modern over a glass of one of the world’s most respected wines.

Walk through the historic city centre and discover the strong character of this city and its people.

Take in the bustle of the Ribeira. Look to the skies and discover the towers of the fortress Se looming above.

Visit the Clérigos tower, the fine D. Luís bridge and admire the impressive historic centre, granted UNESCO World Heritage status. Pick out examples of the Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Neo-classical and Industrial – architectural styles that sit side by side, and are now complemented by the designs of such buildings as the Porto School of Architecture.Visit the Serralves Museum and the Faculty of Architecture.

And all trips to Porto have to involve one of the world’s most famous wines: port. Visit the places that defined the history of port, such as the Vinho do Porto manor house and the Museum.

In Gaia, there are more than fifty companies that make this wine. Visit them and see the aged wooden barrels in which the port is slowly matured. And the best news of all? You’ll even get a free taste or two.

See here the list of Port Wine Cellars

More suggestions about Porto here


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