Focus on the Espaço Porto Cruz, an unmissable destination in Porto !

On the banks of the Douro river in Vila Nova de Gaia, the Espaço Porto Cruz celebrates the art and culture of port wine, combining modernity with tradition. The site offers unique sensory and interactive experiences based on port, presenting all the subtleties of these wines.


The eighteenth-century building was previously a meeting place for traders and fishermen. It has now been fully renovated. The Espaço Porto Cruz promotes the development of port, its history, the land from which it emerges, its founding figures and the variety of its wines.


The woman in black, the icon of the Cruz brand, has inspired many contemporary Portuguese artists, whose works are on permanent display in the exhibition space. An additional seasonal programme enlivens the cultural and artistic life of this place imbued with history.


In the tasting room, you can appreciate the secrets of port wine through a multi-sensory tasting session guided by a professional sommelier.


The Decastro Gaia restaurant offers bold cuisine that marries Portuguese dishes with Cruz port wines.


Crowning the building, the terrace concludes the discovery of the Espaço Porto Cruz with a chance to sample a glass of port while marvelling at the breathtaking 360° view over the Douro and the city of Porto.