Museums in Porto

Although Porto is a relatively small city, it houses several museums and art galleries well worth visiting.

The most important museums in Porto

Soares dos Reis National Museum

The Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis is the oldest public museum in Portugal and the most famous in Porto. Discover this impressive museum.

Serralves Foundation

The Serralves Foundation is a renowned cultural institution in Porto with a beautiful garden. It houses the Museum of Contemporary Art, and more.

Museu do Carro Eléctrico

The Tram Museum in Porto (Museu do Carro Eléctrico) features interesting photos, original uniforms, restored machinery and various historic trams.

Other Museums

Military Museum

The Military Museum of Porto features a collection of arms, uniforms, military equipment and most importantly, thousands of miniatures.

Romantic Museum

The Romantic Museum in Porto (Museu Romântico da Quinta da Macieirinha) is where Charles Albert of Sardinia died in exile.

Casa Museu Guerra Junqueiro

This eighteenth century Baroque styled palace belonged to Guerra Junqueiro, Portuguese writer and poet and has been transformed into a museum.

Portuguese Centre of Photography

The Portuguese Centre of Photography can be found in what was once a prison, and is one of the most interesting cultural experiences in the city.

If you want to visit these museums for free or at a discounted price, take a look at the Porto card.