The phased lifting of lockdown measures provides the opportunity to explore the city of Porto in a whole new manner, by visiting the exhibitions organised by the Museu da Cidade. Check into Porto and make a beeline to the various exhibitions of the Museu da Cidade, some of which are free to Porto. card holders.
Here is a taste of the cultural delights to Porto’s Museum Stations:
Casa Marta Ortigão Sampaio, built by the Ortigão Sampaio family to preserve and share the legacy of a bourgeois family in Porto, namely the jewellery collection, the library, the Aurélia de Sousa acquis, and the idyllic gardens.
Casa Tait, one of the best places for romantic strolls, right next to the Museu Romântico, aka the future extension of the Romanticism, which is currently closed due to the works to reshape its structure to accommodate the museum, this year still.
Banco de Materiais, located at the Palacete dos Viscondes de Balsemão, in Praça de Carlos Alberto, is access free and the place where several pick up items and objects are stored, studied and catalogued. The Palacete opens the Triplex, a site that encompasses three rooms to host exhibition projects.
The rich and complex archive of the Portuguese Communist Party hosts the exhibition “PCP — 100 anos” starting today, 8th April, at 3 pm. Next, the exhibition themed "Panfletarismo" inaugurates on 15th April, at 3 pm, showcasing circa two hundred posters, pamphlets and leaflets by the new Gabinete Gráfico. This space, located at the foyer of the Municipal Library Almeida Garrett, features a programme of temporary exhibitions devoted to the fruitful graphic print production in the city.
Casa Guerra Junqueiro, located in the heart of Sé, hosts the poets and collector’s decorative arts collection and features the Gabinete de Desenho, which presents the exhibition "Cadernos A & B: Prelúdio e Fuga", by Jorge Feijão, on show until 11th April.
Casa do Infante, currently undergoing maintenance works, opens with the permanent exhibition.
Opening hours are the same from Tuesday to Friday, from 10 am to 5.30 pm. On weekends, museum spaces close at 12.30 pm, in line with the health measures in place. All visits are performed safely, under the protocol of the restrictive health measures issued by the DGS.