Porto has a large number of museums for you to explore. Due to the city's long history and rich cultural heritage, there are museums with a variety of different collections for all tastes, ranging from photography, history, contemporary art, transport and many more.
Porto's museums range from the odd and the charming, to the opulent and the grand and are a good program to do alone or with family. Each one will show you a different side to this beautiful city, which has so many stories to tell!
For example, the Museu do Carro Eléctrico is a museum, which preserves the history and memory of Porto's trams. There are examples here of the first trams that were horse-drawn vehicles and even old cars. Fundação Serralves, more specifically Museu Serralves, is a museum of contemporary art with interesting works by various Portuguese and international artists. It is set in a unique environment, as the building itself is remarkable and the surrounding gardens are delightful. This is a must on your list of places to visit.
On another completely different perspective, at the Museu do Vinho do Porto you can find out everything you need to know about this product, which is one of the hallmarks of this city, all the way from the grape harvest to the export trade.
Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis was the first national museum in Portugal and displays an excellent collection of ceramics, jewellery, paintings and mediaeval pieces. The sculptures of António Soares dos Reis, who the museum is named after, are also on display. The museum is set up in Palácio Carrancas, a Neo-Classical building.
You'll find all the city's main museums in our tourist guide. There's no lack of choice, so it's up to you decide!