The most important museums in the city.
Explore Porto’s traditions, history and culture through its museums.
The Serralves Foundation is undoubtedly the city favorite with its collection of contemporary art and beautiful gardens. It is well worth half the day visit. On the other hand, the Casa do Infante located in a medieval building in the Ribeira, keeps the valuable history of the city of Porto.
They are usually closed on Mondays, and are open from 9 am to 5 pm. There are special discounts for students, families, and with the Porto Card. Check each one individually, for more specific information.
Museums in Porto
The most outstanding and recommended museums for your visit
Casa do Infante
It was used as a customs house and tells the history of the city. A visit just to admire the medieval building, is worth it. The admission is inexpensive.
Serralves Foundation Museum
The most outstanding cultural institution in Porto. Collections of Portuguese as well as international contemporary artists. Recommended.
Soares dos Reis National Museum
The largest collection of Portuguese paintings, sculptures and decorative arts from the 17th century to the beginning of the 20th century.
Museum of Photography - Porto Prison
The building of the old prison of Porto is today an interesting museum of photography with beautiful views of the city.
Guerra Junqueiro House Museum
Museum containing furniture, art and other treasures that belonged to the Portuguese writer Guerra Junqueiro.
National Museum of the press, newspapers and graphic arts.
Interactive museum that offers the public the possibility to walk through the different tools that have been used throughout the history of journalism.