Museums

Casa Museu Fundação Engº António de Almeida

Eng. António de Almeida was born in 1968, having set up, by will, a foundation with his name, which has artistic and educational purposes.

He also stipulated that "Casa Nova" be organized in a museum space, with the collection made up of collections. These include furniture, jewellery, textiles, porcelain, watchmaking, silverware, painting and gold coins (of Greek, Roman, Byzantine, French and Portuguese origins). He also requested that the interior decoration of the residence be kept as much as possible, guided and chosen by his wife and himself.


+226 067 418 

fundacao@feaa.pt 

Fax: 226004314 

Open: Monday to Friday 09h00- 13h00/14h00-19h00

Additional information:

https://www.feaa.pt/Inicio.aspx

Languages: PT, ENG, ES


Casa Museu Guerra Junqueiro 

The Guerra Junqueiro Museum is located in the curious Sé district. This 18th century house, built in the Baroque style, belonged to the poet Guerra Junqueiro, who throughout his life gathered an exquisite collection of furniture, jewelery and Portuguese silver. But what is really worth seeing is the facade of the house.

+351 222 003 689

guerrajunqueiro@cm-porto.pt

Open: Tuesday to Sunday 10h00-17h30

Additional information:



Languages: PT, ENG, ES


Casa Marta Ortigão Sampaio

Housed in a modernist building from 1958, designed by José Carlos Loureiro, Casa Marta Ortigão Sampaio resulted from a donation to the Porto City Council in 1978, and opened to the public in 1996.

The enormous diversity of materials used, some truly innovative, stands out. On the outside, the glazed ceramic coating, the metal shutters and the staircase leading to the garden stand out. Inside, we are surprised by the use of materials such as plastic on the handrails, metal, light wood paneling and stucco. The architect sought a strong connection between the interior and the exterior, the house and the garden, highlighting the play of light through large windows and a skylight, visible on the different floors

+226 066568

museudacidade@cm-porto.pt

Open: Tuesday to Sunday 10h00-17h30

Additional information:


https://museudacidadeporto.pt/estacao/casa-marta-ortigao-sampaio/


Languages: PT, ENG, ES


Museu da Filigrana

Experience an immersive journey through the art of Portuguese filigree and admire pieces from the 19th, 20th and 21st century collection.  

Casa da Filigrana is a project that was born by the hand of Luísa and Pedro Rosas.

The passion for delicate and careful jewelery runs in the family: they are the children of Maria Luísa and David Rosas, founder of the luxury jewelery and watchmaking company that bears his name to the fifth generation of a family linked to the jewelery industry since mid-nineteenth century.

Explore the museum, where you will find a unique collection of filigree pieces. Visit the atelier where artisans, not machines, keep this art alive.

+351 227 662 745 

info@houseoffiligree.com 

Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-19:00

Additional information:


https://www.houseoffiligree.com/pages/museu 

Languages: PT, ENG, ES


Museu e Igreja da Misericórdia do Porto

The Museum and Church of Misericórdia do Porto is located in the heart of the historic center of Porto, on Rua das Flores, in the building that was the headquarters of the institution from the mid-16th century until 2013.


As part of the Portuguese Network of Museums, MMIPO presents itself with the dual objective of making known the history of Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto and its institutional purposes, as well as publicizing its art collections.  

A visit to the Museum is also an opportunity to learn more about the past and present of this area of the city. The museum route includes the Igreja da Misericórdia, a 16th-century building that underwent major intervention in the 18th century, led by Nicolau Nasoni, and the Benefactors Gallery, an example of the city's iron and glass architecture. MMIPO was elected the best Portuguese Museum in 2016. 

+351 227 662 745

info@houseoffiligree.com

Open: Monday to Sunday 

» 10h00 to 18h30 (summer time) - between 1 April and 30 September

» 10h00 am to 17h30 (winter time) - between 1 October and 31 March

Additional information:


https://www.mmipo.pt/

Languages: PT, ENG, ES


Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Fundação de Serralves

The architectural project of this Museum was conceived by the architect Álvaro Siza Vieira in a multidisciplinary perspective. Thus, in addition to the 4,500 m2 of exhibition area, where scale, proportions and light were privileged, the remaining 8,200 include an auditorium, library, documentation centre, shop, bookstore and leisure areas, including a restaurant with a terrace overlooking the park. 

The entire space was designed to invite reflection and the feeling of integration with nature that is always present. The Museum presents a valuable collection of contemporary art, representing the work of national and foreign artists, from the late 60s to the present day.

Its mission is also to organize temporary exhibitions, accompanied by educational programs aimed at developing interest in contemporary art, deepening its knowledge and providing dialogue between artists and their audience. 

+351 22 615 65 00

serralves@serralves.pt 

Open: Monday to Sunday

» 10h00 to 19h00 (summer time) - April to September

» 10h00 am to 17h00 (winter time) - October to March

Closed on Tuesday.

Additional information:


https://www.serralves.pt 

Languages: PT, ENG, ES


Museu de História Natural e da Ciência da Universidade do Porto

It was formally constituted at the end of 2015, as a result of the merger of the U.Porto Natural History Museum and the U.Porto Science Museum/Center of the Faculty of Sciences of the U.Porto. 

The Museum of Natural History and Sciences of the University of Porto (MHNC-UP) has as its fundamental mission to promote the dissemination of knowledge about evolution, diversity and convergence between the natural and cultural world. This project will allow the opening to the public in the 21st century of a university museum with decades of history that will be reborn as a hybrid between a modern museum and a Ciência Viva Center with clear objectives.

+351 220 408 000 

info@mhnc.up.pt 

Open: Tuesday to Sunday | 10h00 - 13h00 and 14h00 - 18h00

Additional information:


https://mhnc.up.pt/

Languages: PT, ENG, ES


Museu de S. Bento da Vitória

Located in the heart of old Porto, parish of Vitória, the Monastery of São Bento da Vitória - classified as a National Monument in 1977 - is one of the most important religious buildings in the city. 

 It was located within walls, next to Porta do Olival, occupying part of the old Jewish quarter. Currently, it is part of the Cordoaria, just below the former Cadeia da Relação, a building occupied by the Portuguese Photography Center.

It was designed by the architect Diogo Marques. Inside, the altarpieces in gilded carving stand out. The choir is decorated with a remarkable set of carvings, representing steps in the life of Saint Benedict.

+351 22 340 19 00

geral@tnsj.pt 

Open: Tuesday to Saturday 14h00-19h00 | Sunday 14h00-17h00

Additional information:


https://www.tnsj.pt

Languages: PT, ENG, ES 


Museu do Carro Eléctrico

Opened in 1992, the Electric Car Museum was born from the dedication and voluntarism of a small group of enthusiasts and passionate about this means of collective transport, driven by a common purpose: to preserve and boost a collection of trams of great historical and heritage value.

Infrastructure in terms of its museological essence, visitor support services, educational and entertainment service programs and its sustainable management of spaces (parade, events and temporary exhibitions) emerges, then, the need to bring the museum closer to its current and potential audiences, upgrading its museological structure and taking advantage of its potential as an informal education center dedicated to urban transport and the history of Porto. 

+351 22 615 81 85  

museu@stcp.pt 

Open: Monday 14h00-18h00 | Tuesday to Sunday 10h00 - 13h00 and 14h00 - 18h00

Additional information:


https://www.museudocarroelectrico.pt/default.aspx

Languages: PT, ENG, ES


Museu do Vinho da Real Companhia Velha

The Real Companhia Velha, established by the Royal Charter of El-Rei D. José I, on the 10th of September 1756, has a secular and remarkable presence in the country's history, specifically in the North region.  It was there, that more than 260 years ago, he created, shaped, protected and elevated the Douro Demarcated Region, thus making it the first Regulated Wine Region in the World.

Through this museum, you can learn about the history of the oldest company in the country, with 262 years of uninterrupted activity. Its path was marked by great moments of expansion and the execution of major public works, managing along its path to overcome all the vicissitudes and obstacles that were imposed. Real Companhia Velha is a company focused on the future, yet proud of its past, and that is how, in order to preserve and disseminate its history, the Museum of the 1st Demarcation is created.

(+351) 22 377 51 00

rcvelha@realcompanhiavelha.pt 

Open: Tuesday to Friday 10h30-18h30 | Saturday to Sunday 11h00-18h30 | Sunday closes between 13h00 and 14h00

Additional information:


https://museurealcompanhiavelha.pt/museu/rcv/

Languages: PT, ENG, ES


Museu Soares dos Reis

Founded in 1833 by the regent D. Pedro, Duke of Bragança, as a Museum of Paintings and Prints and other objects of Fine Arts, the MNSR is the oldest public museum of art in Portugal. 

As part of the institutional reforms of the Republic, the museum is renamed Museu Soares dos Reis, evoking the first scholarship holder of the sculpture course abroad and, later, professor at the Academy of Fine Arts. Installed in the Palácio dos Carrancas since 1940, its collection includes collections of painting, sculpture, ceramics, gold and jewelery, textiles, glass and furniture, from the 16th to the 20th century.

It has an auditorium, library, accessible by appointment and education service.

 

(+351) 223 393 770

divulgacao@mnsr.dgpc.pt 

Open: Tuesday to Sunday 10h00-18h00 

Additional information:


https://www.museusoaresdosreis.pt 

Languages: PT, ENG, ES


Palácio da Bolsa

The Palácio da Bolsa, or Palácio da Associação Comercial do Porto, a neoclassical building, began to be built on October 6, 1842, the solemn date for laying the foundation stone, given the closure of the Casa da Bolsa do Comércio, which forced traders to Portuguese to discuss their business in the open air.

With a mixture of architectural styles, the building presents in all its splendor traces of the 19th century neoclassical, Tuscan architecture, as well as the English neo-Paladian.

Headquarters of the Porto Commercial Association, it now serves the most diverse cultural, social and political events in the city. The Arab Room is the most prominent of all the rooms in the palace due, as the name implies, to 19th-century gold-plated stucco. It is in this hall that tributes to heads of state who visit the city take place.

+351 223 399 000 

correio@cciporto.pt 

Open: Monday to Sunday 09h00-18h30

Additional information:


https://palaciodabolsa.com/

Languages: PT, ENG, ES


Palácio Episcopal e museu da Sé

Located in a privileged location, next to the Cathedral of Porto, the Paço do Bispo is, due to its architectural scale, design and ornamental richness, the first true palace in Porto, and is one of the most significant examples of late-Baroque architecture in Portugal.

Still today the residence of the Bishop of Porto and the seat of the diocesan curia, the most monumental part of the building is open to the public. The exhibition route takes the visitor up the famous staircase to a succession of audience rooms, where representative pieces from its diverse collection are exposed. Also noteworthy are the magnificent views over the city.

 

(+351) 910 440 044 

visitaspacoepiscopal@diocese-porto.pt

Open: Monday to Saturday 09h00/13h00 - 14h00/18h00

Additional information:


https://www.diocese-porto.pt/pt/visitas-pa%C3%A7o-episcopal/ 

Languages: PT, ENG, ES