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  • Port Wine

    Port Wine

    Port wine (also known as Vinho do Porto) , and often simply port, is a Portuguese fortified wine produced exclusively in the Douro Valley in the northern provinces of Portugal. It is typically a sweet, red wine, often served as a dessert wine though it also comes in dry, semi-dry, pink and white varieties. Fortified wines in the style of port are also produced outside Portugal, most notably in Australia, South Africa, Canada, India, Argentina, and the United States. Under European Union Protected Designation of Origin guidelines, only the product from Portugal may be labelled as port or Porto. In the United States, wines labelled "port" may come from anywhere in the world, while the names "Dão", "Oporto", "Porto", and "Vinho do Porto" have been recognized as foreign, non-generic names for wines originating in Portugal.

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  • Mercado do Bolhão

    Mercado do Bolhão

    The enchanting city of Porto is home not just to some of Portugal’s historic and oldest structures and monuments, but also charming and contemporary attractions like parks, botanical gardens, and even noisy and exuberant markets. Mercado do Bolhão, or simply the Bolhão Market, is known as Porto’s colorful and lively market that sells basically everything, from household goods to fresh fruits and vegetables.

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  • Casa da Música

    Casa da Música

    Casa da Música was conceived to mark 2001, the year in which Porto was Cultural Capital of Europe, and it is the first new building in Portugal to be entirely dedicated to music - to the presentation and public enjoyment of music, to music education and to the creation of music. The project took shape in 1999 after the Rem Koolhaas & Ellen van Loon - Office for Metropolitan Architecture won the international architectural competition. Casa da Música was planned as a home for all types of music and it is not only part of the urban redevelopment of Porto but also part of a network of cultural facilities, for the city of Porto and for the wider world.

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  • Estação de S. Bento

    Estação de S. Bento

    São Bento Railway Station (Portuguese: Estação de São Bento) is located in the city of Porto, in Portugal. Inaugurated in 1916, the historical station is known for its tile (azulejo) panels that depict scenes of the History of Portugal. It is located in the Almeida Garret Square, in the centre of the city. It remains in regular use as a railway station, served by trains operated by Comboios de Portugal. It is the western terminus for trains on the scenic Douro line to/from Pocinho.

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