Every week we give you a tip of a special place to visit in Porto!
If you want to see a great art collection in the heart of the city, then you should visit Porto’s Misericórdia Museum! Located in a historical building in the hype Flores Street, this place has been serving as a headquarters for the Santa Casa da Misericórdia since the mid-16th century. The last big renovation project it underwent was designed to adapt the building to become a museum, which main goal is to tell the history of the institution and display its collection.
The collection has great pieces of religious art, like for example Fons Vitae – a great piece of Flemish painting – and the Sacred Family – oil painting done by António Vieira in the 17th century. A visit to the museum also includes access to Misericórdia Church, which was renovated in the 18th century by the famous Italian architect and painter Nicolau Nasoni (who designed the Clérigos Church and Tower and many other important buildings in Porto!).
Tickets costs 5€, with discounts to students, seniors and groups. Guided tours add 1€ to the ticket price. Entrance is free for kids age 6 or less. One tip is to get the 11€ ticket that also includes a visit to the Clérigos Tower and to the Stock Exchange Palace (Palácio da Bolsa)!
Address: Rua das Flores, 5
Phone: +351 220906960
Hours: April to September: 10am to 6:30pm. October to March: 10am to 5:30pm. Closes on December 24th, 25th and January 1st.