A historic collection of electric trolleys
The Tramway Museum in Porto is an interesting attraction for people curious about this mode of transportation. It is also highly recommended for those visiting Porto with children.
“Elétrico” is how Portuguese call streetcars. These eye-catching electric trains that still run in Porto and Lisbon, have in many cases the same components from a century ago.
What to see in the Tramway Museum of Porto
The museum operates in a beautiful Art Deco building a few meters from the river and the sea, in the Foz neighborhood.
In 1895, Porto became the first city in the Iberian Peninsula where this mode of transportation was used. Therefore, you can imagine that the museum has very interesting models on display, which served the city for many decades.
A beautiful photographic exhibition shows old images, when streetcars played an important role in mass transportation of the city. If you are in Porto in spring or autumn you may be able to see the parade of these electric cars through the city.
Streetcars have become one of the symbols of Portugal. In the museum store, you will find miniature trains and other related items of this iconic vehicles.
Global Ticket for the Tourist Bus, Tram and Funicular
You can buy a special ticket designed for visitors that gives you access to the Porto tourist streetcar for 24 hours, the Porto Vintage hop on-hop off tourist bus for 2 days and 1 ride on the Funicular dos Guindais. Buy it here.
See also Tramway in Porto.
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Adult ticket 8€.
Child ticket 5€.
2€ discount if you have a 24 hours streetcar ticket.
Alameda Basílio Teles, 51.
How to get there
Using the streetcar number 22.
Monday from 2pm to 6pm / Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm.