Rabelo boats in Porto

Holiday picture from

Riverside of Vila Nova de Gaia
Porto
Portugal

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The Rabelo boats were used for transportation of port wine until tanker trucks took over their job. The riverside of Vila Nova de Gaia houses a lot of traditional port wine boats with sail and barrels. The part of the Douro Valley called Vinhateiro is classified as a World Heritage Site.

Sandeman in Porto

Holiday picture from

Sandeman, Vila Nova de Gaia
Porto
Portugal

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Port wine is a huge part of the culture of Porto and Sandeman is one of the biggest producers and maybe the best known. The picture shows a winebar situated right next to Sandeman’s main building. The blue ceramic tiles on the middle building further tells us that we are in Portugal.