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This Museum House is of noble origin and was built between 1730 and 1746. It was acquired in the 20th century by Maria Isabel Guerra Junqueiro in order to house the collections of her father, the famous poet, Abílio Manuel Guerra Junqueiro, and later, in 1940, it was donated to the Porto City Council.

Guerra Junqueiro was born in 1850 and published his first verses at the age of 14. He died in 1923, precisely with the desire of creating a home where he could expose all his belongings collected throughout his life, apart from his literary works.

You'll find major collections of Portuguese and foreign art from the different eras, ranging from the 15th century to the 19th century, which used to belong to the poet. There is a wide range of pieces, including ceramics, furniture, gold items, art in metal, glass and crystal, fabrics and rugs, old guns and paintings.

Guerra Junqueiro was an art-lover and was a keen antique collector. He used to travel throughout the country and even into Spain, where he would buy whatever took his fancy and then sell whatever gave him a profit. This house recreates the private atmosphere of his home.

The Casa Museu also has an auditorium and a garden, where there is a sculpture of Guerra Junqueiro. You can rest and have a coffee in the bar after your visit.

Location: Rua D. Hugo, 32, Porto
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5.30 pm and Sunday from 10 a.m to 12.30 pm and from 2 pm to 5.30 pm Closed on Public Holidays.