Porto free museums
Porto free museums – Walks around (free) museums and historical places:
The Music House (Casa da Música)
To appreciate the local architecture and the occasional exhibits, Casa da Musica presents an excellent option.
Avenida da Boavista, 604, 4149-071 Porto
Hours: daily, from 10h to 18h
The Eng. António de Almeida Memorial House (Casa Museu Eng. António de Almeida)
By will, the Engineer António de Almeida established a foundation that bears his name and is meant to promote art, education and charity. The museum reunites various pieces collected by the fiunder: furniture, jewelry, textiles, porcelain, paintings, watches and coins.
Rua do Tenente Valadim, 325, 4100-479 Porto
Hours: Mon-Fri 14:30 to 17:30
The Archeosite (Arqueossítio da Rua D. Hugo nº 5)
This archeological site preserves the longest sequence of traces of human settlement ever to have been documented in Porto. It is a small museum, but a landmark in local archeology.
Rua D. Hugo, 5, 4050-305 Porto
The Natural History Museum of the Porto University (Museu de História Natural da Universidade do Porto)
The museum is divided in several sections: The Zoological Room, The Paleontology Room, The Mineralogy Room and The Archeology and Ethnography Room. It is also quite close to the Crystal Palace Gardens, which proves to be a great opportunity to stop by both places in only one outing.
Praça de Gomes Teixeira, 4099-002 Porto
Hours: Mon – Fri 10h – 12h30 and 14h00 – 16h30
EDP Foundation (Fundação EDP)
Created quite recently, the EDP Foundation is located in the Casa da Música and has already become a reference site in Porto.
Rua Ofélia Diogo da Costa , 39, 4050-099 Porto
Hours: Tue-Sun: 12h – 9h
Baganha Gallery (Baganha Galeria)
A gallery that also displays quality contemporary art exhibits.
Rua do Bom Sucesso, 221, 4150-150 Porto
Hours: Sat-Sun: 14h-19h
Walks Around Historical Areas:
Listed among the UNESCO World Heritage sites, Ribeira do Porto is a wonderful place to take a walk. And it`s not just for tourists. Sometimes, even the locals need to walk alongside Douro and remember the magic of our city.
With the beginning of restoration work in 2004 and by encouraging trade in downtown Porto, it came to gain more importance and a new life. Today it is worth wandering through traditional shops and seeing what’s new in the old Baixa.
SIGHTS IN PORTO:
Here is also a list of free Porto sights. They provide excellent havens, where you can rest and relax. I warmly advise you to pass by after a walk, or to go on a tour of these places:
Largo do Colégio
Passeio das Virtudes
Terreiro da Sé
Jardins do Palácio de Cristal
Colégio dos Orfãos
Serra do Pilar
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We hope our article on Porto free museums gives you interesting ideas on how to spend your time when you visit Porto City.