Porto Museums and Art Galleries
Whilst Porto may not be a major museum city, it does offer a particularly interesting selection of museums, along with a number of good art galleries. The Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis is one of the best galleries that Porto has to offer and is located within the Palácio das Carrancas, along the Rua Dom Manuel II, to the west of Cordoaria.
Here you can enjoy the city's most comprehensive collection of international art works, including everything from historical Neolithic carvings to contemporary pieces from the 20th century. Another good art gallery worth visiting in Porto is the Museum of Contemporary Art, which is known locally as the Museu de Arte Contemporânea and home to wealth of modern art, housed within vast whitewashed spaces.
Other interesting museums in Porto include the ever-popular Port Wine Museum, which enjoys a riverside setting and celebrates the city's extremely famous tipple, featuring a series of interactive exhibits. Also next to the River Douro is the Museu do Carro Eléctrico, where you will find an array of lovingly restored vintage trams and information about Porto's remaining tramlines.
The Museu do Carro Eléctrico is located within the former switching house, on the Alameda Basilio Teles, with admission including a free Andante Transport card, which can be charged up and used for tram rides, along with buses, the metro network and the funicular railway.
Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis
Address: Rua Dom Manuel II 44, Porto, Portugal, PT
Tel: +351 223 393 770
Portuguese Photography Centre (Centro Portugues de Fotografia)
Address: Campo Mártires da Pátria, Porto, Portugal, PT
Tel: +351 222 076 310
Museum of Contemporary Art (Museu de Arte Contemporânea / Fundaçao de Serralves)
Address: Rua Dom Joao de Castro 210, Porto, Portugal, PT
Tel: +351 226 156 500
Address: Rua Entre Quintas 220, Porto, Portugal, PT
Tel: +351 222 076 300
Port Wine Museum (Museu do Vinho do Porto)
Address: Rua do Monchique 45-52, Porto, Portugal, PT
Tel: +351 222 076 300
Tram Museum (Museu do Carro Eléctrico)
Address: Alameda Basilio Teles 51, Porto, Portugal, PT
Tel: +351 226 158 185