Wine lovers visiting Porto should definitely stop by the Port Wine Museum. This small museum depicts the rich history of port wine in the region. An array of interesting wine bottles, barrels and other wine-related objects are to be found here.
The Port Wine Museum is situated right on the River Douro next to various other museums and attractions including World of Discoveries, Alfandega Transport and Communications Museum (A.M.T.C – Associação para o Museu dos Transportes e Comunicações), the Tram Museum (Museu do Carro Eléctrico) and more. So it’s easy enough to visit at least four of these attractions in a single afternoon as they’re all situated right near Rua de Monchique.
And since Porto is known as being home to Port wine, the Port Wine Museum is no doubt a noteworthy location. The building is an old warehouse dating from the 18th century and documents the commercial development and production of port wine in the city. For many years this location was utilised by the Companhia Geral da Agricultura das Vinhas do Alto Douro.
Once inside the Port Wine Museum you’ll discover many interesting old books, labels, port wine records and signage.
Around half an hour to an hour is required when visiting the Port Wine Museum in Porto – sufficient time to get a feel for the history of port wine and see all the wine-related objects.
Lastly, it is important to know that this museum forms part of the City Museum (Museu da Cidade) and like the Romantic Museum and Casa do Infante (and other heritage sites) and is free to enter on weekends and with the Porto Card.