The Guerra Junqueiro House Museum is located in the very building where the celebrated Guerra Junqueiro, a Portuguese poet, used to live for most of his life in Porto. The house dates back to the 18th century, having been designed by Nicolau Nasoni, an Italian architect, in collaboration with Antonio Pereira. The house, with all its holdings and patrimony was donated in 1934 by the daughter of Guerra Junqueiro to the city of Porto, and subsequently turned into a museum.

The collections include ceramics of Italian, Spanish, Oriental and Portuguese origin, Portuguese silverware, stone carvings, religious artworks and items, glassware, textiles, furniture and jewelry. All these exhibits turn the venue into one of the most notable applied and decorative art museums in Porto. The garden of the museum is pegged out by a bronze statue of the poet, a work realized by Mestre Leopoldo d'Almeida in 1970, which is placed in front of the entrance to the museum.

Two rooms dedicated to temporary exhibitions are also located within the museum (they were built much later than the original structure, in the 1990s).

Porto Card holders benefit from free admission to the Guerra Junqueiro House Museum.

Name:
Guerra Junqueiro House Museum
Address:
32, Rua D. Hugo, Porto, Portugal
Telephone:
00351 222 003689 / 00351 222 053644
Fax:
00351 222 086029
Email:
guerrajunqueiro@cm-porto.pt
Opening hours:
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5.30pm; Sundays: 2pm to 5.30pm

32, Rua D. Hugo, Porto, Portugal

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