Espaço Porto Cruz
On the Gaia waterfront, Espaço Porto Cruz seeks to celebrate port wine through all the senses. The four-story building includes restaurant De Castro Gaia and two floors dedicated to a free, interactive exhibit about port wine that includes a virtual tour of the vineyard, winery and cellars in the Douro River Valley. The tastings are guided by a professional sommelier, and special wine and cheese tastings or wine and chocolate flights are available on certain days. Artwork by Portuguese sculptor Carlos Barreira is found throughout and add a touch of modernity to the historic building. But no visit to Espaço Porto Cruz is complete without a glass of wine or a cocktail on the rooftop lounge that offers 360-degree views of Vila Nova de Gaia and old-town Porto. And the killer views only get better at sunset.