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Centro Portugues de Fotografia: Tours & Tickets

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The Portuguese Centre for Photography (CPF) is a free public service based in Porto, in the building of the former Relação Prison. It was created in 1997 by the then Ministry of Culture and it is currently under the supervision of the...more
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Largo Amor de Perdicao | Building of the former Jail and Court of Appeal, Porto 4050-008, Portugal
+351 22 004 6300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As others have noted, a largely empty former prison. Plenty of interesting spaces if they would just hang some photos. One exhibit of rock concerts, another one that appeared to address former prisoners (all info in Portuguese) and two other collections with unclear themes. Maybe...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank VirginiaRoadster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has a large collection of camera equipment so if you are interested to see this go ahead. Hardly no translations in English. Free entrance. We thought to discover old photos but nothing..... The building in itself is intersting because it was a jail....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Cecilia S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction was advised by our Porto free walking tours guide - if you have spare hour or even less - the place is worth to visit not only for photography lovers. Former prison building creates a unique atmosphere to photography exhibitions, split into many...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Velomaniac
Reviewed October 6, 2019

We discovered this museum of cameras and photography by accident, just scanning the maps app on our device. It is housed in an old prison, which is an imposing yet not typically oppressive building near Clerigos. The photo exhibitions change regularly, but we saw an...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ChrisF897
Reviewed September 22, 2019

Probably the most amazing and well-organised photographic exhibition place and museum. To building is magnificent, the spaces well used. The display of at least 200 cameras of every type imaginable is astonishing.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Frozzie-deluxe
Reviewed September 17, 2019 via mobile

This is an old prison that has been converted into a photograph museum. It has a lot of interesting cameras. But the photos were not of my liking. There’s no cost enter so you should enjoy.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank johncS9706VI
Reviewed August 4, 2019

An exhibition of photography situated in the site of the cities former old gaol. A great use of a really atmospheric building. There are some really poignant images on the ground floor (photos of prisons / regimes around the world). Some difficult issues, but worth...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Paul T
Reviewed June 24, 2019

..... like many other posters here, I was frustrated that a lot of information was only available in Portuguese and I could only guess at 1 word in 10. I speak reasonable French and a little Spanish but neither help enough with Portuguese! There were...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank AngelaG_11
Reviewed June 22, 2019

It's easy to get lost in this fortress-like structure with rooms, corridors and massive stairways leading off in all directions. Take time to explore the interior and see the many exhibits of photographs, cameras and related equipment. You also get a sense of what things...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank T4232XIjohnb
Reviewed June 15, 2019

Enjoyed popping in to this museum. The building itself is interesting. There is a good collection of cameras through the ages and of course a photographic exhibition. There is free admission.

Date of experience: May 2019
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