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Centro Português de Fotografia

The building where the Portuguese Photography Center, also known as the "Chain of Relation", was built in 1767. The grandiose building, whose construction lasted almost thirty years, housed the Court and the Chain of Relation. The Portuguese Center of Photography (C.P.F.) exists since 1997, as a public service created by the then Ministry of Culture, to ensure a national policy for photography. Its mission is to safeguard, value and promote the photographic heritage.

Information Price: Free Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am – 12.30pm / 2pm – 5pm Saturday and Sunday 3pm – 7pm Address: Campo Mártires da Pátria, 4050-368 Porto Acess: walk 7 minutes Phone: +351 220 046 300 More info: Location:,-8.6180582,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0xd24651d8ad0a7d9:0x580427ffb5deffd1!8m2!3d41.1447289!4d-8.6158695

Estação de São Bento

This building, one of the main monuments of the city, is famous for its tile panels, which represent a chronology of the means of transportation used by man, myths and pictures of the history of Portugal, scenes of country work and ethnographic customs. The station is located in the Historic Center of Porto, classified as a National Monument.

Jardins do Palácio de Cristal

The romantic gardens of the Crystal Palace occupy an area of 8 hectares in the center of Porto and were designed in the 19th century by the German landscape architect Emille David. From here you can admire the beautiful panoramic views of the river and the city, in views that are in strategic positions.

Information Price: Free Hours: 1apr-30sept 8am – 9pm ; 1oct-31mar 8am – 7pm Address: Rua de D. Manuel II, 4050-346 Porto Acess: Bus 200, 201, 501 Phone: +351 22 532 0080 More info: Location:,-8.6278264,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0xd24651aa3a065a3:0x646cba8e35b01d38!8m2!3d41.1483403!4d-8.6256377

Mercado do Bolhão

The Bolhão Market is the most famous in the city and in 2006 it was classified as a place of public interest. Dating back to 1850, with a singular structure with two floors, it is characterised by the monumentality of its neoclassic architecture. On the exterior, the market is divided into a large number of shops, facing the four surrounding roads.

Miguel Bombarda, Porto Art District

The block of Rua Miguel Bombarda has a wide cultural offer. It is an area where several art galleries, which present exhibitions and collections of contemporary art, congregate. Regularly, on Saturday afternoons, the simultaneous inaugurations of the exhibitions take place. This "cultural circuit" of fine arts is by many considered the "Soho" of the city of Porto.

Muralha Fernandina

The D. Fernando wall was built to substitute the old late-medieval wall that, by the 15th Century, had become too small for the growing city. It was rebuilt by D. Fernando, after whom it was named, between 1368 and 1437 with money from the wine transfer tax and it was about 3000 paces long and 30 feet high.

Information Price: Free Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm Address: Rua Arnaldo Gama, 4000-173 PortoAcess: walk 11 minutes Phone: +351 22 339 3472 More info: Location:,-8.6114517,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0xd246f9cef7be50b:0x189b106fea52388b!8m2!3d41.141739!4d-8.609263

Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves

The Serralves Museum project, work of the architect Álvaro Siza began in 1991. In 1999, the new building was opened, harmoniously integrated with the urban surroundings and the pre-existing spaces of the Park and House gardens. Visiting the Museum is always more than visiting its exhibitions, it is also discovering the particularities of each space that composes this architectural work.

Information Price: Museum – 10€ / Miró – 16€ Every Sunday until 1 pm, entrance to the garden and the museum is free Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am – 6pm Saturday and Sunday 10am – 7pm Address: Rua D. João de Castro 210, 4150-417 Porto Portugal Acess: Take the metro to Casa da Música, and then take bus 203 Phone: +351 226 156 500 More info: Location:,-8.6618548,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0xd246580a87750d3:0xd35d20c552dac5f7!8m2!3d41.1597898!4d-8.6596661

Museu de História Natural

The Museum of Natural History and Science of the University of Porto (MHNC-UP) has as fundamental mission to promote the diffusion of knowledge about evolution, diversity and convergence between the natural and cultural world.

Information Price: Free Hours: Monday to Friday 10am – 12pm / 2pm – 4.30pm Address: Praça Gomes Teixeira 4099-002 Porto Acess: walk 11 minutes Phone: +351 220 408 050 More info: Location:,-8.6180733,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0xd2464e2840238c5:0xe76a950c3a107d11!8m2!3d41.1468529!4d-8.6158846

Museu Romântico da Quinta da Macieirinha

In the center of Massarelos is the Romantic Museum of Quinta da Macieirinha, surrounded by a green area of gardens of the Crystal palace. Located in front of the Douro River, in a strategic panoramic position. It was in this house that the exiled king of Sardinia and the prince of Piedmont, Carlos Alberto of Savoy-Carignano, settled down, passing his last days and died 28 of July of 1849. Of this monarch was the granddaughter Maria Pia, one of the the last queens of Portugal.

Information Price: 2,20 € (Free in the Weekend) Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm Sunday 10am – 12pm / 2pm – 5pm Address: Rua de Entre-Quintas, 220, 4050-240 Porto Acess: Bus 200, 201, 501 (Av. Aliados) Phone: +351 226 057 032 More info: Location:,-8.6304938,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0xd2465101fc09f21:0xe05b033b7aceedc0!8m2!3d41.1477477!4d-8.6283051

Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis

It is the first public art museum in Portugal, founded in 1833. It has been installed since 1940 in Palácio dos Carrancas, built at the end of the 19th century. XVIII, by a wealthy family from Oporto and currently classified as a property of public interest.

Information Price: € 5.00 (Free 1st Sunday of each month) Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 6pm Address: Rua D. Manuel II 44, 4050 - 342 Porto Acess: walk 15 minutes Phone: +351 223 393 770 More info: Location:,-8.623827,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0xd24651ca77f88e5:0x57619d3cc9617371!8m2!3d41.1477127!4d-8.6216383

Museu Vinho do Porto

The Museum illustrates the importance that the Port wine trade has had in the development and cultural, architectural and social growth, evoking the memory of the transformations that have taken place, through the history of three Ports that unite: Port city, Wine port and Port of the river Douro.

Information Price: 2,20€ (Free in the Weekend) Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm Sunday 10am – 12pm / 2pm – 5pm Address: Rua de Monchique, 98, 4050-394 Porto Acess: walk 16 minutes Phone: +351 222 076 300 More info: Location:,-8.6286135,19z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0xd24651a4311d75f:0x6d6d0bd7c244d305!8m2!3d41.1449185!4d-8.6267386

Parque da Cidade

The City Park is the largest urban park in the country, with an area of 83 hectares that extend to the Atlantic Ocean, a rare feature worldwide. In 2000, he was selected by the Order of Engineers as one of the '100 most remarkable works built in the twentieth century in Portugal'.

Information Price: Free Hours: 1oct-31mar 8am – 10pm; 1apr-30sept 8am – 12am Address: Avenida da Boavista 4100-123 Porto Acess: Bus 502 Phone: +351 225 320 080 More info: Location:,-8.6793186,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0xd246f6c77964f03:0x88f6f84b4820910c!8m2!3d41.1686739!4d-8.6788358

Sé Catedral

National Monument, the Cathedral of the city of Porto, located in the heart of the historical center of the city of Porto, is one of the main and oldest monuments of Portugal.