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Porto Military Museum

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The building where Porto Military Museum is installed is an majestic palatial house, with classical architectonic elements and a rectangular plan. The history of this building is remote, as suggested by the inscription that is on the attached chapel: “This chapel was built by the Capitan Mathias Alves Ribeiro, year of 1724”. According to Father Agostinho Rebelo da Costa, in the late eighteenth century this site had two farms, which belonged to the Guimarães brothers: Captivo or Sacais Farm. According to Henrique Sousa Reis, in the mid-nineteenth century, the property belonged to the Peixoto family. In 1895 the building was reconstructed by Maria Coimbra, the owner at that time. Later, the house was occupied by a feminine religious communion from Spain (“The daughters of Immaculate Mary”). In 1945, the building was rented by the Portuguese Government to host the International Police State Defence (known in Portuguese has PIDE/DGS). In 1948 the house was bought by the Portuguese Government. With the fall of Estado Novo, the building passed to the army’s possession and there was installed the Military Museum. In this museum you will be able to visit many rooms of expositions that are dedicated to miniatures, uniforms, small arms and heavy artillery pieces. There are also some rooms that are dedicated to political and military events that took place in Porto (Source: Jorge Ricardo Pinto (2011), Bonfim - Território de Memórias e Destinos).

Address: Rua do Heroísmo, 329, 4300-259 Porto

 

GPS coordinates: 41.146034, -8.594929

 

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Saturday and public holidays: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Sunday: 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Cost: Children up to 6 years: Free | From 7 to 17 years: 1€ | From 18 to 65 years: 3€ | Seniors: 1€ | Families: 3,5 € to 6€ | Militaries and family: Free | Every Sunday morning, between 10 a.m. and 12.30 p.m.: Free | PortoCard: 50% of discount

 

Contacts: (+351) 225 365 514 | musmilporto@mail.exercito.pt

 

Website: www.exercito.pt/sites/MusMilPORTO

 

Accessible to people with reduced mobility: No