Museu dos Transportes e Comunicações

Museum in Porto

Alfandega Nova
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The Transport and Communications Museum is situated on the right bank of the Douro River, adjacent to the Porto Historic Centre, which is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The museum is housed in the historical building of Alfândega Nova do Porto.

Alfândega Nova do Porto is one of the most impressive buildings in the city of Porto. It was built in the Neoclassical style between 1859 and 1872, with an original design by the French architect Jean F. Colson. It was later renovated by the Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, who was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2011, to preserve the memory of the customs space and create a multifaceted space.

The museum is dedicated to the history of transport and communication in Portugal, and its collection includes a diverse array of cars, with a special emphasis on presidential vehicles. It was nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award in 2014. The museum’s permanent exhibitions include “Metamorphosis of a Place”, “The engine of the Republic: the Presidents’ cars” and the “Ribeira Negra” panel by the painter Júlio Resende.

Alfândega do Porto has a cafeteria, gift shop, and good accessibility conditions for people with physical disabilities.

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Visiting Museu dos Transportes e Comunicações


Tuesday to Friday: 10 am – 1 pm (last entry 1 hour before closing) / 2 pm – 6 pm (last entry 1 hour before closing)

Saturday/ Sunday/ Public Holidays – 3 pm – 7 pm (last entry 1 hour before closing)

Closed: Mondays, January 1st, Easter Sunday, June 24th, December 25th

Address: Museu dos Transportes e Comunicações, Rua Nova da Alfândega, Porto, Portugal
Duration: 40 minutes

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