THE HISTORY OF PORT WINE CONSECRATED IN ONE PLACE
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The Porto Wine Museum is one of the museological centers of the Museum of the City of Porto, in Portugal.
The “Museum of the City” would initially be a building built from scratch in the Sé area, with an urbanistic arrangement by the architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, in order to fill a glaring gap in the lack of museum spaces in the city. However, budgetary reasons have ended up making the project unfeasible, giving then rise to the creation of several museological centers around the city. In addition to the Porto Wine Museum, there are eight other museums, such as the Guerra Junqueiro house-museum or Casa do Infante.
Inaugurated in 2004, the Porto Wine Museum is housed in an 18th-century building on the banks of the Douro River, where the warehouses of the Casa do Cais Novo and the warehouse of Alfândega Nova functioned.
The museum aims to show the history and importance of the Porto wine trade in the historical development of the city. Through pieces of archeology, ethnography, earthenware and porcelain; furniture, textiles, among other items of interest such as the documentary collection, it is possible to see all the commercial activity, the wine region, the railway line of the Douro, rabel boats and all evolution of bottles and objects related to wine.
Rua de Monchique, 45-52, 4050-394 Porto (On the banks of the river Douro, near Alfandega).
Accessible by bus line 500 or the electric 1E.
Business days: 2,20€ per person; free to childs up to 14 years old, students and professors and adults with more than 65y old.
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