PORTUGAL Road Trip: Vila Nova de Gaia

March 24, 2019  •  1 Comment

Porto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePorto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePorto, Portugal - 2016


Forgive my laziness in writing lately, but life sort of gets in the way. Along with a few other trips that still have to make their way onto this blog. Here's to still finishing off the Portugal Road Trip in 2016.

In Porto... on the south side of the Douro river, there's a whole other world to discover. One with incredible views, tasty food and more wine cellars than you can count.

Which kind of greatly contributes to why I fell so in love with this area of Portugal. 

 


VILA NOVA DE GAIA


From this side of the river is where you'll get the best views of the Dom Luis I Bridge and the colourful, terraced houses of the Ribeira district. Along the riverfront, you'll see the typical rabelo boats – small traditional wooden boats – that were once used to transport barrels of port wine down the river from the quintas (wine producing vineyards) in the Douro Valley

The hardest part of visiting this side of the river, is figuring out which port house (port wine cellar) to visit. There's more than 60 here, and approximately 20 that are open for visits. Most cost around 7 euros, which will get you a tour of cellars and few tastings at the end. 

 

About to cross the Dom Luís I Bridge to Vila Nova de GaiaPorto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneAbout to cross the Dom Luís I Bridge to Vila Nova de Gaia About to cross the Dom Luís I Bridge to check out Vila Nova de Gaia on the other side of the Douro river


Porto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePorto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneCatching a glimpse of crazy divers Catching a glimpse of crazy divers


Porto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePorto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneTeleferico de Gaia Teleferico de Gaia and the Monastery Serra do Pilar at the top


Porto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePorto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneTerraces all along the river Terraces all along the river


Porto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePorto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneAll with the best views of Porto All with the best views of Porto


Porto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePorto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneThis is where all the port houses are This is where all the port houses are


Porto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePorto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePorto, Portugal - 2016 Offley Port Wine Cellar


Porto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePorto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneRamos Pinto Port Wine Cellar Casa Ramos Pinto


Porto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePorto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneThe House of Sandeman The House of Sandeman


Porto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePorto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneTime to sip on some port Time to sip on some port


Porto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePorto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneMaybe we sipped a bit too much Maybe we sipped a bit too much


Porto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePorto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneTime for a visit Time for a visit


Porto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePorto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneSome more tasting Some more tasting


And even more tasting And even more tasting


Porto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePorto, Portugal - 2016 - JM Travel Keeps Me SaneFood with a view Food with a view


Photos taken | written by JENNIFER MAHON


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