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Solar Vinho do Porto

Solar Vinho do Porto © Silencebecomes
Solar Vinho do Porto © Silencebecomes

Many visitors come to Porto for its foritified wines. 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. It is found in the splendid grounds of the 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, you can enjoy complimentary snacks and learn about the port-making process. Also in the villa is a small museum containing a collection of 18th century furniture and paintings.

Address: Rua de Entre-Quintas 220