Casa Museu Guerra Junqueiro in Porto
This eighteenth century Baroque styled palace belonged to Guerra Junqueiro, Portuguese writer and poet and has been transformed into a museum.
Casa Museu Guerra Junqueiro is a house museum located in the picturesque neighbourhood Cathedral. The eighteenth-century Baroque-styled mansion belonged to Guerra Junqueiro, Portuguese writer and poet, who has a beautiful collection of antiques, precious metal objects and Portuguese silver.
The museum also features stunning jewellery, sculptures, ceramic figurines, items made out of glass and metal.
The first floor is rather more interesting than the ground floor, although what we liked most was the building in itself and its façade.
Not a must-visit
If you have enough time and have purchased the Porto Card or are a student, the visit to the Casa Museu Guerra Junqueiro is free. We recommend heading to the Museum after visiting the city’s impressive Cathedral, since it is so close by.
A major disadvantage is that the Museum’s information is only in Portuguese, so the visit isn’t as interesting as it could be.
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 12:30pm and 2pm – 5:30pm.
Sundays: 2pm – 5:30pm.
Public holidays: closed.
Adults: € 2.20 (US$ 2.40)
Porto Card: free entrance.
Saturday and Sunday: free entrance.
Metro: San Bento, line D.
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