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Cultural Centers in Matosinhos

Biblioteca Municipal Florbela Espanca

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Rua Alfredo Cunha
4450-519, Matosinhos

Matosinhos

Until April 2005 the Municipal Library Florbela Espanca was located in the Palacete de Trevões (Trevões Manor). On May 2005 it moved to a new building, by the architect Alcino Soutinho, that has a reading room with papers and magazines, an adults room/local fund, infantole and juvenile, audiovisual; some books may be borrowed and there are photocopies, internet access, reading animation and library.

Casa da Arquitectura

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Avenida Menéres, 456
4450, Matosinhos

Matosinhos

Created in 2007, Casa da Arquitectura is a non-profit cultural entity that has been affirming itself in the field of content creation and programming for the national and international dissemination and affirmation of architecture in society. Its action involves not just architects but also individuals and entities from various cultural and social spheres who encourage and sponsor this mission, in the public interest of architecture.

Museu da Quinta de Santiago

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Rua de Vila Franca, 134
4450-802, Leça da Palmeira

Matosinhos

Built by João Santiago de Carvalho e Sousa at the end of the 19th century, according to a plan by the Italian architect Nicola Bigaglia. In 1968, the Town Hall of Matosinhos acquired the building and the surrounding garden and adapted the space into what became the Museu da Quinta de Santiago/Centro de Arte de Matosinhos (Quinta de Santiago Museum/Matosinhos Art Centre) that was inaugurated in 1996. The building has two exhibitions floors and the garden welcomes several events and open air sculpture exhibitions.

Casa Museu Abel Salazar

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Rua Doutor Abel Salazar, 488
4465-012, São Mamede de Infesta

Matosinhos

After Abel Salazar passed away, in 1946, the Abel Salazar Foundation was created and it promoted the opening to the public of this House-Museum, with the exhibition of art works by the master. This is the place to enjoy small sculptures, drawings, paintings and personal use objects.

CAM – Centro de Arte Moderna Gerardo Rueda Matosinhos

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Rua Alfredo Cunha, 31
4450-510, Matosinhos

Matosinhos

The new CAM Rueda Matosinhos features three exhibition centers: an exhibition exclusively devoted to work produced by Gerardo Rueda; a magnificent showcase of the artist's collection, gathered over several decades, including representative names of modern art, Tápiés, Miró, Fernando Zóbel, Pablo Serrano, Millares, Antonio Saura, José de Guimarães, Alberto Carneiro, Nikias Skapinakis, Gerardo Burmester, Albuquerque Mendes and Noronha da Costa.

Museu de Jazigos Minerais Portugueses

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Rua da Amieira - Apartado 1089
4465-021, São Mamede de Infesta

Matosinhos

This museum, located at the Laboratório do Instituto Geológico e Mineiro (Laboratory of the Geology and Mining Institute), features one of the best and most complete national collections of the main Portuguese mines. A special note to the kaolin exploration of Senhora da Hora. It also shows archaeological findings that ilustrate the mining activities throughout the epochs in Portugal.

Orfeão de Matosinhos

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Rua de Brito Capelo, 234
4450-065, Matosinhos

Matosinhos

Contagiarte

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Rua de Brito Capelo
4450-082, Matosinhos

Matosinhos

Galeria Nave - Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos

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Avenida Dom Afonso Henriques
4450, Matosinhos

Matosinhos

A space that belongs to the Matosinhos Town Hall, where several exhibitions take place.

Silo - Espaço Cultural

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Rua Sara Afonso, 105-117 - C.C. Norte Shopping, Lj 206
4450, Matosinhos

Matosinhos

A space mostly devoted to photography exhibitions.

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