Solar Vinho do Porto
Solar Vinho do Porto © Silencebecomes
Visitors come to Oporto for the port wine. The place to head for samples of every port produced in the region (and also the rest of Portugal) is the Solar Vinho do Porto in the splendid grounds Crystal Palace Gardens and in the vicinity of the Romantic Museum of Quinta da Macieirinha.
Inside the rose-bedecked villa is a relaxed, upmarket tasting room, staffed by knowledgeable hosts who offer glasses or bottles of port, along with some complimentary snacks and information on the port-making process. Also in the villa is a small museum containing a collection of 18th century furniture and some paintings.
Address: Rua de Entre-Quintas 220