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.

Tiles Tour: authentic Portuguese details


€15.00 p.p.

Cool Street Art Tour in Porto


€9.00 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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Kimberly Teresa

Make Your Own Traditional Porto Tile

We would like to thank Teresa for being so accommodating. Our tile workshop was scheduled to be on Thursday but due to bad weather our flight was delayed. Teresa kindly switched our workshop to the following day and we were able to enjoy her workshop. She began by giving us a little introduction of tiles in Portugal and then let us choose our designs. Overall it was a relaxing and informative session.

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Withlocals host
Patricia Joao

Cool Street Art Tour in Porto

We had a private tour, walked around the city with Joao showing us all of the amazing pieces and stickers around Porto! It's great to know the history and story of street art and graffiti, we even got to make our own sticker! Would recommend it for sure :)

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Karla Patricia

Pasteis de Nata Workshop + home dinner

Patricia is a wonderful host and SO speedy to communicate with during the planning phases! She didn't bat an eye when traffic caused us to start 20 minutes late and greeted me with a glass of wine and spread of bread and cheese. Over conversation with Patricia, her partner Rui and their kiddo Davide, I learned a bit about local customs and their international visitors.

Then we hit the kitchen to stir up the custard base and cut out the tart shells. We combined the two, popped it all in the oven and allowed dessert to bake while we enjoyed soup, gumbo and a variety of vegetable side dishes. It was a feast—but be sure to save room to enjoy one of the pastries you whipped up!

I'd highly recommend this experience as a way to get an authentic taste of the local cuisine and lifestyle.

Note: It's a bit tough to spot the location of the event, but the folks at the gym nearby can point you towards the correct address # and door. Cheers!

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.