EURO 2008 - The Party is Starting

Advertiser: Galp Energia (New)
Product: Branding
Campaign: Euro 2008 - Portuguese Bus selection (National)
Agency: BBDO, Lisbon, Portugal
Year: 2008
Artist: Bob Dylan
Range: Paths of Victory
Box Set: The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3: Rare And Unreleased, 1961-1991

Good luck to all!

The Littoral Station "ELA"

The Littoral Station "ELA" opened to the public in July 1999 at Praia da Aguda, a small fishing village on the Portuguese Atlantic coast, located south of the river Douro estuary in the area of Vila Nova de Gaia.
The building was designed by Porto’s architect João Paulo Peixoto and involves:

-a Fishery Museum exhibiting ancient and modern equipment;
-an Aquarium displaying the local aquatic fauna and flora;
-a Department for Education and Research dedicated to marine ecology, aquaculture and fishery.

sculpture in bronze of the authors of Mike Weber . A tribute to the diver is in front of the building

One Day with Sunshine

May 2008 was a cold and rainy month.

Today the sun appeared ! What happiness!

House of Culture

Located in downtown, this building was a single residence - "Casa Barbot", built in 1920 in Art Nouveau.

Building classified in 1982, as building of public interest. This building is the only example of Art Nouveau in the City.

The Municipal Council of Vila Nova de Gaia acquired recently, the property, in order to install the seat of culture, heritage and tourism.

Entertainment and Leisure

Step work of architect de Passo de Sousa, in partnership with Eduardo Cabral dos Santos, aimed to renewal and recovery in this zone, located where the cellars of Port Wine, making the most of the river front and a single landscape.

Cais de Gaia - Gaia Quay was distinguished with the prize Tourism - "Use of Public Space ", organised by the Institute of Tourism of Portugal. This award aims to distinguish innovative projects in terms of quality, respect and intervention in public space and integration into its surroundings.

Collection of Ceramics Factory of Devesas

kindergarten Emilia de Jesus Costa and Asylum Antonio Almeida da Costa - Since 1937

Port Wine

The Port Wine is a natural and fortified wine, produced exclusively from grapes from the region demarcated Douro in northern Portugal, about 100 km east of Oporto. Régua and Pinhão are the main centres of production, but some of the best vineyards are in the area further east.

Although produced with grapes from the Douro and stored in cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia, this drink was known as "Port wine" from the second half of the seventeenth century to be exported to the world from this city.

What makes the Port wine different from other wines, in addition to the unique climate, is that the fermentation of wine is not complete, and stopped at an early stage (two or three days after the start), through the addition of a spirit vinous neutral (with about 77 ° of alcohol). Thus the Port wine is a naturally sweet wine (as the natural grape sugar is not completely transformed into alcohol) and stronger than the other wines (between 18 and 22 of alcohol). Basically deemed to be three types of wines of Porto: White, Ruby and Tawny.

Roofs of the Port Wine Cellars

The Port Wine cellars are the right place to discover the Portuguese wine - "Vinho do Porto" - and all of its history. Open to the public, they give you the opportunity to taste this precious nectar, to meet its evolution through the years, the region where it is produced and the way it is obtained.

Lord of the Stone

This chapel, which is a rock, beside the sea and has hexagonal plant was built in the seventeenth century and has three beautiful altarpieces Rocócó. The origin of the cult of Christ as Lord of the Stone may have originated in ancient pagan worship of nature and naturalist, very common among people pre-Christians, whose gods were venerated by elements of nature and then adapted to the new Faith.

The pilgrimage to the Lord of the Stone is one of the most typical of Vila Nova de Gaia, is an ancient festival which is held annually on the beaches of Miramar, on Sunday of the Holy Trinity and that has continued until the following Tuesday.


Statue in the Miramar Roundabout - Square of India

Waiting for Fish

*Sport Fishing + Tradition on Douro River

Gaia Quay

The "Cais de Gaia" - Gaia Quay is a tourist area, terraces, restaurants and bars, located on the left bank of the Douro River, in Vila Nova de Gaia, across the historic area of Porto, Unesco World Heritage in Portugal. For many centuries this area was a river port, where they were exported various goods, with emphasis on the Port wine.

Crossing Gaia / Porto

Surface Metro

* From Aeroport to downtown in 30minutes

Industrial Heritage

*Important Industry of Portuguese Ceramic Tiles 1865

Currently abandoned.

Red Bull Air Race 2007




Porto City and Gaia City, 6th & 7th September 2007

*600.000 Spectators

15 km of Beaches



Beach "Canide Sul"

*Blue Flag
Uses: Bathing, Submarine hunting, Fishing underwater, Surf

Here to see all beaches

Gaia Sunset



Mouth of Douro River

Pains of the Sea

Barco Negro
De manhã, que medo, que me achasses feia!

Acordei, tremendo, deitada n'areia
Mas logo os teus olhos disseram que não,
E o sol penetrou no meu coração.
Vi depois, numa rocha, uma cruz,
E o teu barco negro dançava na luz
Vi teu braço acenando, entre as velas já soltas
Dizem as velhas da praia, que não voltas:
São loucas! São loucas!
Eu sei, meu amor,
Que nem chegaste a partir,
Pois tudo, em meu redor,
Me diz qu'estás sempre comigo.
No vento que lança areia nos vidros;
Na água que canta, no fogo mortiço;
No calor do leito, nos bancos vazios;
Dentro do meu peito, estás sempre comigo.
David Mourão Ferreira
Women's fishermen-Afurada

Mariza Live Concert - " Barco Negro"
Union Chapel, London-UK in 2003

Clothes Care...


... in Public Space


Fishing Port - Afurada

May 2008 Theme Day: Numbers

* Portuguese Boats - "Rabelo Boat " - Wine Transport

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Vila Nova Gaia - Dual City

Mar - Sea

Rio - River