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Museu das Marionetas do Porto

  • heritage

Rua de Belomonte, 61
4050-097, Porto

Porto

Este museu expõe marionetas e adereços de variados espetáculos do Teatro de Marionetas do Porto. Dispõe de dois andares, nos quais estão expostos cartazes, peças de cenografia, fotografias, adereços, marionetas e vídeos de peças e documentários.

Museu dos Transportes e Comunicações

  • heritage

Rua Nova da Alfândega - Edifício Alfândega
4050-430, Porto

Porto

The changes made by the architect Souto Moura at the former Alfândega (customs) building gave the place another aspect. This exhibition aims to allow the public to know, generally, the communication and transports contribute in these days. One of the big attractions of this museum is the permanent exhibition: “O automóvel no espaço e no tempo” (history of the car).

Casa Museu Fernando de Castro

  • heritage

Rua de Costa Cabral, 716
4200-211, Porto

Porto

This museum is placed at the former residence of the poet, caricaturist, businessman and collector Fernando de Castro (1888-1950). The building was donated to the State after his death and you can admire painting, sculpture and religious art. There is also a library which contains first editions of famous writers such as Camilo Castelo Branco or Padre António Vieira.

Casa da Música

  • art

Praça Mouzinho de Albuquerque - Avenida da Boavista, 604-610
4100-357, Porto

Porto

Innovative architectural and cultural project dedicated to music, with a program that aims to cover the most diverse musical areas, from fado, opera, jazz, symphonic music, rock, electronic music, among others. This space hosts the following structures: Remix Ensemble, Remix Orquestra - Youth Orchestra, Opera Studio, Cybermusic and Educational Service.

Teatro Nacional São João

  • art

Praça da Batalha
4000-102, Porto

Porto

It is one of the main buildings in the city and venue for some of the city's main cultural shows. It houses the Companhia Nacional do Teatro São João.

Fundação de Serralves

  • art

Rua Dom João de Castro, 210
4150-417, Porto

Porto

Focused on raising awareness of contemporary art and the environment, the Serralves Foundation is a European cultural institution. Perfect to walk and get in touch with works by renowned artists, its most recognizable space is the Serralves Park, which combines refinement and contact with Nature. The Museum of Contemporary Art is a must-visit place with national and European reference artistic exhibitions.

Cinema Trindade

  • leisure

Rua do Almada, 412
4050-034, Porto

Porto

A mítica sala de cinema da cidade Invicta, voltou a abrir portas ao público em fevereiro de 2017, 17 anos depois do seu último encerramento. Composta por duas salas com 183 e 168 lugares, apresenta dois tipos de programação: o roteiro comercial de filmes e cinema de autor.

Museu do Holocausto do Porto

  • heritage

Rua do Campo Alegre, 790
4150-003, Porto

Porto

O Museu do Holocausto do Porto foi criado pela Comunidade Judaica do Porto e pretende traçar um retrato da vida judaica antes, durante e após o Holocausto. Os visitantes terão oportunidade de observar uma reprodução dos dormitórios de um campo de extermínio, uma sala de nomes de vítimas do nazismo, um memorial da chama, fotografias e ecrãs exibindo filmes reais. Entre os objetos que integram a exposição permanente, destaque para dois Sifrei Torá (rolos/livros da Torá) e a repodução da entrada do campo de concentração de Auschwitz, com a frase "Arbeit Macht Frei" (o trabalho liberta).

Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett

  • heritage

Rua Dom Manuel II - Jardins do Palácio de Cristal
4050-346, Porto

Porto

The Almeida Garrett library is located at the Palácio de Cristal (Crystal Palace) gardens and melts perfectly with its coubtry like scenery. Besides being a library it also has a soun room and a video room. It also houses a gallery and an auditorium used for conferences, the screening of films and small theatre plays.

Biblioteca Pública Municipal do Porto

  • heritage

Rua de Dom João IV - Jardim de São Lázaro
4049-017, Porto

Porto

Being the most ancient library in the Invicta city, founded in 1833 and placed at the former Santo António da Cidade Convent, a XVIII century construction, presently classified as Public Interest Building. The library has more than 1 200 000 printed documents (monographs and periodical publications) and several special funds, among which we point out, for its sparseness, the manuscripts, from the Middle Ages to our times. This place has Internet access service, juvenile library, sound library (for the visual and motor handicapped) and photocopies, among other services.

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