Centro Portugues de Fotografia, Porto

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  • This museum is located in a former prison. Well located on a square near the 2 churches (those of the Carmelites and the carmelitas) and the Clerigos Tower, this museum is not really indicated. Before you go, think to take a look at the front. Many exhibitions of photographs and cameras inside. Free why go without if you have time
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  • It is worth visiting this building. The process of restoration and adaptation to current use (Centro Português de Fotografía) was, from my point of view, very well done, as you are respected as much as possible the idiosyncrasy of the building. We can clearly see the elements of its previous use as a prison. In addition, entry is free and some of the photography exhibitions are usually quite attractive and quality.
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  • Housed in the former prison this exhibition is a bit of a disappointment, unless you are interested in old cameras. Photos themselves are average.  more »
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  • This museum is free to enter, and it's located in a building that used to be the local prison. So, even if you're not totally intrigued by photography, navigating the museum space is an adventure of its own. There were a few different photography exhibits, a lot of which called for community involvement in portraying their neighborhoods and interpersonal relationships, which often lacks in many other art museums. On the top floor, there is a quite exhaustive collection of all different sorts of cameras, which is interesting if you're intrigued by the subject material, but otherwise, only really worth a few minutes of your attention. It was quite an effective learning experience!
  • Worth seeing. Building was a former prison so interesting in itself. Exhibitions really interesting. However, they are missing a trick. The visit should also include information about the former prison too as you go around the various rooms.
  • Fascinating collection of cameras, including old studio cameras, police cameras, miniature cameras and spy cameras. Signs are in both English and Portuguese, but it would be helpful to have more information about individual cameras. There are also photography exhibits that were very nice. The building is quite interesting - it was built as a prison, and the court room and jail cells are still clear.
  • Great exhibit of old photography equipment and cameras/ rotating phot exhibits a bit weak. Building and it’s history are fascinating / the old jail cells where dissidents and authors and political prisoners were held - now exhibit rooms - was a bit chilling and sobering. Amazing collection of cameras from the 1800s to more modern - well presented - and oh yeah - FREE admission.
  • Hey if you like cameras this is for you. If you don't like them that much well that's your fault this place isn't for you. Enjoy with care.
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