Porto and the North

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  • 1. Centro Português de Fotografia

    Baixa | Museum/Gallery

    Housed in a spooky yet stately 18th-century jailhouse, this stellar museum hosts an ever-changing rotation of exhibits of works by modern Portuguese...Read More

  • 2. Museu Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso


    The cloisters of a former monastery now house this museum and its excellent collection of modern Portuguese art, including important works by...Read More

  • 3. Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves

    Boavista | Museum/Gallery

    Designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira, a winner of the Pritzker Prize and Portugal's best-known architect, this is Portugal's leading contemporary...Read More

  • 4. Museu do Douro


    This stunning museum sits at the center of the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, underscoring its importance in terms of cultural...Read More

  • 5. Casa-Museu Teixeira Lopes


    The former home of the sculptor António Teixeira Lopes (1866–1942) contains some excellent sculpture as well as a varied collection of paintings...Read More

  • 6. Museu Arqueologico de Barcelos


    The Rio Cávado, crossed by a medieval bridge, is shaded by overhanging trees and bordered by municipal gardens. High above the river stands...Read More

  • 7. Museu D. Diogo de Sousa


    One of Braga's newest museums, here you'll find artifacts from the old Roman city known as Bracara Augusta (founded 15 BC), from which Braga...Read More

  • 8. Museu da Sociedade Martins Sarmento


    At the top of the Largo do Toural is this excellent archaeological museum contained within the cloister of the the Igreja de São Domingos. The...Read More

  • 9. Museu das Rendas de Bilros de Vila do Conde


    Created in 1919 by António Maria Pereira Júnior, the Escola de Rendas (Lace-Making School) is attached to the Museu das Rendas de Bilros de...Read More

  • 10. Museu de Alberto Sampaio


    The beautifully preserved convent buildings surrounding the Colegiada de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira house this museum, known for its beautiful...Read More

  • 11. Museu de Artes Decorativas


    A 10-minute walk west from the Praça da República takes you to the impressive mansion that houses the beautiful Museu de Artes Decorativas....Read More

  • 12. Museu de Olaria de Barcelos


    A five-minute walk from the medieval bridge, this amazing museum contains more than 7,000 pieces of pottery from various epochs. Many are from...Read More

  • 13. Museu do Abade de Baçal


    Housed in the former bishop's palace, the Museu do Abade de Baçal's collection includes archaeological discoveries such as boarlike fertility...Read More

  • 14. Museu do Vinho do Porto

    Ribeira | Museum/Gallery

    Not to be confused with the larger, modern port-wine museum upriver in Peso da Régua, this small but worthwhile facility has informative exhibits...Read More

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  • 15. Museu Ibérico da Máscara e do Traje


    If you can't make your visit to the region coincide with one of the festivals in which local lads wearing wooden masks roam the streets, the...Read More

  • 16. Sé de Braga


    This huge cathedral was originally Romanesque but is now an impressively cohesive blend of styles. The delicate Renaissance stone tracery on...Read More

  • 17. Torre de Menagem


    The most obvious landmark is this great, blunt, 14th-century fortress overlooking the river. It houses the Museu da Região Flaviense (Flaviense...Read More

  • 18. Solar do Vinho do Porto

    Historic Home

    On the ground floor of a 19th-century manor house called the Quinta da Macierinha, the institute offers relaxed tastings of Porto's famous wine...Read More

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