The Port Wine Museum, inaugurated in 2004, is housed in the Cais Novo warehouse, an 18th century building built on the initiative of a Douro family for the wine depot of the General Company of Agriculture and Vineyards of Alto Douro.
The purpose of this space is to present the history and importance of the Port wine trade in the historical development of the city. Several panels and multimedia stations throughout the museum illustrate the commercial activity, the wine region, the Douro railway line, the boats rabelos, the evolution of bottles and various objects related to the famous nectar.
The area of the museum is developed through a course that provides different readings for the same set of pieces and covers areas as distinct as the archaeological residues of the commercial Porto, the shipwrecks in the Douro banks, the rabelo boats, the importance of the opening of the Douro line and the appearance of banking in the city.
Rua de Monchique, 94
Entrance fee: 2,20€ (student discounts, >65 e PortoCard members
Schedule: Monday to Saturday: 10:30 to 17:30