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Centro Portugues de Fotografia

Closed Now: 10:00 - 19:00
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Cute, but.

I visited this museum with a couple of friends and we found it very interesting, but all the... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
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Good Photographic Collection In A Fascinating Building

As keen photographers, we made sure to visit this Museum which is situated centrally in the City... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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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 3 November 2018

The collection is interesting but the layout very strange. Admittance is free, but there’s a charge for special displays (currently Frido Kahlo). Set in an old prison, one must follow stairs on many different levels to see the entire collection. The history of the prison...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

I visited this museum with a couple of friends and we found it very interesting, but all the information was in Portuguese with no English version. Luckily the entrance is free, you only pay the ticket for the temporary exhibitions. I think it is to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

As keen photographers, we made sure to visit this Museum which is situated centrally in the City. There is a temporary exhibition relating to Frida Kahlo which we decided not to visit, having seen other similar presentations recently. However, the permanent collection is extensive, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

We found ourselves in the square that the building is situated in, having literally just stopped off for a short rest, when we were drawn to the building, more especially by the building's yellow upper levels. We had no idea at this point what the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Went to see the Frida Kahlo exhibit. Great photos but even better was the scholarship surrounding them and the outstanding 40 minute introductory film about her life and art. Even in Spanish it was understandable and interesting. Did not see the regular collection but the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Swasserman
Reviewed 26 September 2018

The museum is housed in an old jail. The free section contains an amazing collection of cameras, ranging from large 19th century wooden cameras to modern day digital equipment. There is also a for fee exhibit area; right now there is a collection of photographs...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank ggsnewton
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

For a photography museum there was a distinct lack of photographic exhibits but a good selection of photographic equiptment. It should be said though that admision is free and the building, an old prison,is intresting.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MickW471
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We went to see the Frida Kahlo photographic exhibition but we are so glad that we took the time to explore the rest of the facility. Construction of this historic building commenced in 1765. It housed the city prison and courts of justice and its...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Craig M
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Educational and informative it is well worth visiting this establishment - we really enjoyed the Frida Kahlo exhibition

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Greg C
Reviewed 25 August 2018

This is a completely free museum and I can't recommend it enough. It currently has a collection of private photographs of Frida Kahlo's. This is a paid exhibition but in my opinion totally worth it. There are annotated notes of Frida's on some of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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