The Douro River

Porto is the city that overlooks the Douro River. Between the colourful façades of the banks of the Ribeira and the famous Vila Nova de Gaia wineries, the Douro River gives the city its unique character.

Traversed by the traditional Rabelo boats, the image of the Douro River would not be complete without its famous bridges, among which the Don Luis I bridge stands out. And since the history of Porto is closely linked to its famous wines, every traveller should cross the river to visit any of the wineries in the city. There they can taste these precious wines and find out more about their tradition, the region they come from and their process of cultivation and elaboration.