Best Museums in Porto

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Museums in Porto

Like Portugal in general, Porto boasts of a number of museums and galleries of varied kinds, giving its visitors not just inspiring experiences, but also a deeper look into its history, culture, aspirations and accomplishments.

If you are a culture aficionado, you would definitely have a ball visiting all the museums Porto has to offer. But even if you do not consider yourself a lover of culture and the arts, visiting the galleries and museums of this lovely city will surely make an impact on you as you learn about all things Porto – from natural sciences to wine to transportation to history. And with the guidance of your local host, which will be explaining the history behind the museums and pieces in them, your experience will be even better.

Top Local Museum Tours in Porto

Private Urban Art Tour with Secret Spots


€20.00 p.p.

For the Love of Tiles Tour: History & Details


€15.00 p.p.

Cool Street Art Tour in Porto


€12.00 p.p.

Top Museums in Porto

  • Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis- Get culturally enriched when you visit this Portugal’s national museum. View collections of jewels, glassware, metalwork and ceramics that date as far back as 19th century.
  • Museu de História Natural- Built in 1996, this museum contains exhibits on the natural sciences: paleontology, geology, zoology, mineralogy, botany and anthropology. This is the perfect museum to visit if you are someone who is interested in these fields of science.
  • Museu do Vinho- It is only fitting for Porto to have the Museum of wine as homage to Port Wine, Portugal’s signature drink and the city of Porto’s pride.
  • Museu do Carro Electrico- View exhibits that center on the tram, one of the oldest forms of transportation in Porto. Retrace the tram’s roots and learn about its development and its fate in Portugal.
  • Romantic Museum of Quinta da Macieirinha- Be transported to the age of the romantics when you visit Porto’s Romantic Museum, which is located in Jardins do Palacio de Cristal, one of the most beautiful gardens of Porto.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Megan Teresa

Make Your Own Traditional Porto Tile

We had a really great time - a highlight of our trip! Theresa gave some great background on tiles in Porto that form such a big part of the city and just the right amount of direction. I would highly recommend this experience!

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Fatima André

The Best Views in Porto - Photo Tour

He is super guide has alot of historical information, friendly, flexible.

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Stefan Joao

Cool Street Art Tour in Porto

We enjoyed the tour with Joao very much! He knows the Street-Art Scene in Porto very well and explained us a lot about the artists, their styles and the context of the work. We can highly recommend a tour with him, it will open your eyes for the small pieces of artwork along your way and improve your understanding of some of the better-known pieces. It was great to explore so many different pieces of art work in a variety of urban setting on the tour around the city center. João made it a perfect walk, thank you!

Other Notable Museums in Porto

  • Centro Portugues de Fotografia- Founded in 1997, this museum which is also known as the Portuguese center of Photography aims to bring the art of photography closer to locals and visitors alike. It houses the work of the most popular Portuguese photographers as well as those of international artists who have influenced photography in the country.
  • Museu Militar do Porto- The Military Museum of Porto showcases exhibits that include collections of war vehicles, cannons, ancient weapons and firearms. The highlight of the museum is the display of around 16,000 items of miniature soldier figures.
  • Guerra Junqueiro House Museum- This museum houses ceramics from Portugal, Spain, Italy and the Orient. There are also exhibits of decorative items like furniture, silverware, textiles, jewelry and religious artworks, all made by Portuguese artists.