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Espaço Porto Cruz - Multimedia Centre

Largo Miguel Bombarda, N.º 23, 4400-222, Vila Nova de Gaia - Porto and Douro

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Designed as a place for information, exhibition and leisure, offers new experiences around Port wine bringing it together with artistic creations in fields as different as fashion, art and gastronomy.

Besides this, it offers seasonal programs to stimulate the cultural and artistic features that characterize this place, where "living" the wine is mandatory.

In Detail


Facing Porto on the banks of the Douro river, Porto Cruz is located in a unique area of Gaia. Meeting point of merchants and fishermen since medieval times, here people crossed the river and sell the famous products of "Cima” Douro. You can still see, now standing on the banks of the river, the old Rabelo boats - the hallmark of Douro.

The Porto Cruz building, renewed in 1881, has its origins intertwined with the history of Port Wine. A centennial relationship that lasts since the 18th century, when the first trades of this unique liquor were made.

The rehabilitation of Espaço Porto Cruz, in 2012, was inspired on "The Woman in Black" and intends to merge tradition and modernity, memory and future and pay a tribute to the Portuguese culture through its artists.

Restaurants & Bars


DeCastro Gaia 
A place for tasting, where wines are matched with Portuguese snacks under the guidance of renowned Chef Miguel Castro Silva. The gastronomy embraces the concept of innovation, diversification and modernity of Porto Cruz project, challenging visitors to taste new experiences that test the palate in an informal yet stylish ambiance. The sharing of dishes between friends, with no formalities, allows a wider and richer tasting.

Infrastructures


My Porto Cruz
Place of free access where you can interactively learn the different types of PORTO CRUZ Port Wine,exploit harmonisations and understand which Porto Cruz suits your taste, your My Porto Cruz. This way it is possible to interact with the product, to know and understand their own tastes and adjust combinations.

Boutique Cruz 
A commercial area where the entire range of PORTO CRUZ wines is available to the public, complemented by objects objects linked to wine tasting and Espaço Porto Cruz. It is also available a thematic bibliography associated with Port wine and the Douro river. Here you can see freely see four short films that introduce CRUZ PORTO brand and its concept, the moments of wine tasting, the Gaia pier in the 1930s and the theme of the temporary exhibition.

TerraceLounge 360º 
The site that crowns the building. This area completes the visit and the discovery of Espaço Porto Cruz. Here senses are challenged by a visual experience that joins the Douro river and the banks of Porto and Gaia. At the bar, run by Paulo Ramos of the Cocktail Academy, you can enjoy the view while trying innovative ways of tasting Port wine, according to the atmosphere, the moment of day and your mood.

Meeting Rooms


Douro Room 
Permanent exhibition area where you can see three short films that reflect fundamental aspects of the region where Port wine is produced, as well as of the most relevant founders of this business.

Exhibitions Room 
Temporary exhibition rooms whose programming is based on concepts that aim to emphasize the culture of the wine, fashion, art and gastronomy, also associating the icon of Puerto Cruz, the "black woman", shown in the architecture of the building.

Auditorium
Room with capacity for 30 people where you can watch the films created specifically for Espaço Porto Cruzby Eric LeCollen and Vítor Bilhete, whose themes and poetic visions are associated with the particular vision that each author has about the region and its connection to the warehouse of Vila Nova Gaia. The room is used for other activities such as lectures and meetings.

Tasting Room 
Tasting Port wine with all senses, test and stimulate the mind, trying new flavours.

Location and Directions 


Located in a privileged area of the Ribeira de Gaia, the best way to access Espaço Porto Cruz is by foot or bus. Bus lines 900, 901, 906 (near the metro stop of the Trindade). It's a 2 minutes’ walk from the bridge D. Luís I.

GPS: N 41º 8' 15.80'', W 8º 36' 46.59''


Conditions

Category Conditions
Reservation Subject to the confirmation of availability
Closing time Monday
Schedule 11:15 am to 6:00 pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
Cancellation | Prepayment Vary depending on the type of experiences. Check the conditions of each experience in your Reservation
Means of payment Mastercard; Visa
General Booking Guarantee with credit card number; VAT at the legal rate included; Supplements have to be paid separately
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Services

Category Services
Wine Tourism Activities Wine Tasting; Guided Tour to the Facilities; Participation of Enologist; Wine WorkShops; Tasting of regional products; Wine course
Restaurants | Bars | Store Wine Shop; Bar; Restaurant (a la carte); Restaurant (gastronomic menu)
Services Facilities for meetings / parties
Parking Not free and public
Facilities Private terrace; Facilities for the disabled; Air conditioning
Spoken Languages Spanish; French; English; Português
Reviewed by Vicky Johnson, South Africa, 15.07.2016

Great port wine paired with cheese tasting!

5
Reviewed by Chester Phillips, U.S.A., 12.12.2015

Fantastic Rooftop. Great Wines. Great Tour.

5
Reviewed by Ana Lúcia Pereira, Bruxelas, 23.12.2015

"Excelente atendimento e serviço!"

5
Reviewed by Angela Xu, China, 07.10.2015

We had an fantastic time in Porto, learnt so much about port wine, good taste, great service. Enjoyed the walk along Douro River and scenery around. Wine Tourism been a great help. Thank you

5

2014 - Award "Best of Wine Tourism" in the category Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences - Great Wine Capitals
2014 - Award "Highly Commended Best Digital & Social Media Initiative", Wine Tourism Awards - Drinks International

2012 - Award "Wine Tourism of the Year" - "Vinhos" Magazine

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