7 Museums You Must Visit in Porto, Portugal

7 Museums You Must Visit in Porto, Portugal, Porto, Portugal (B)

Porto is a city chock-full of history and astounding architecture that is worth exploring. From its roots of navigation to the creation of Port wine, Porto features a variety of museums to suit all interests. Whether you want to explore art, history or boats, there is a museum for every traveler.

Founded in 1833, this museum is Portugal's first public museum. The museum features 19th and 20th Century art pieces ranging from paintings to sculptures to ceramics. The building itself, the Carrancas Palace, a work of art where courtyards lined with blue and white ceramic tiles contain perfectly manicured lawns and delicate flowering trees. The oldest art pieces date back to the 16th Century.

Casa do Infante, the Prince's House, is named after Prince Henry the Navigator, the leader of great expeditions of discovery in West Africa who was born in the house in 1394. The house dates back to 1325 and is one of Porto's most important landmark, especially during the Age of Discovery. Once a royal building, Casa do Infante is now a museum dedicated to the history of the Portuguese navigation and Porto's role during the discoveries along with Roman occupation during the 4th and 5th Centuries. The casa is nestled down an old alleyway nearby the Douro River. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 7 Museums You Must Visit in Porto, Portugal
Guide Location: Portugal » Porto
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.lemontreetravel.com/blog/-museums-you-must-visit-in-porto-portugal
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Soares dos Reis Museum
  • Casa do Infante
  • The National Press Museum
  • Palácio da Bolsa
  • Porto Wine Museum
  • Centro Português de Fotografia - Photography Museum
  • Porto Tram Museum