Portuguese Centre of Photography (Centro Portugues de Fotografia)
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The imposing 18th-century building that houses Portuguese Centre of Photography once served as a courthouse and prison until Portugal gained democracy in 1974. The Portuguese Centre of Photography opened in 1997 and is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture. It remains one of the most popular museums in Porto.


Portuguese Centre of Photography

It is the museum's mission to champion Portuguese photography. It contains a varied programme of temporary and permanent exhibits. Portugal's most reputed photographers have their works displayed here in addition to those international photographers who have influenced Portuguese photography. The building is a former prison and has been fully restored, with the old cells, workshops and courtyards now transformed into exhibition galleries for the photographs on display. Occupying the third floor is an interesting collection of old cameras, including some intriguing spy cameras.

Tuesday - Friday: 10h00 - 12h30/14h00 - 18h00, Weekendsy: 15h00 - 19h00, Monday: CLOSED

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Getting There

Bus:12M, 13M, 200, 201, 207, 208, 301, 303, 305, 501, ZM, 703, 801 | Timetable | STCP Website

Contact Details
Largo Amor de Perdição, 4050-008, Porto, Portugal. | 41° 08' 40.95" N | 08° 36' 56.0" W
+351 222 076 310 | mail@cpf.dglab.gov.pt | Website

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