MMIPO - Museu Da Misericórdia Do Porto Admission Ticket

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Departure Time :
    Daily opening hours: , From 10:00 am to 06:30 pm - between 1st April and 30th September , From 10:00 am to 05:30 pm - between 1st October and 31st March , Access to the church and the exhibition halls.. read more
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    MMIPO - Museu da Misericórdia do Porto

Overview

The MMIPO - Museu da Misericrdia do Porto is located in the historic centre of Porto, in the Rua das Flores, at the building that used to be the head office of the institution from the mid 16th century up to 2013. Over the years, the building suffered a number of interventions, the last of which, was its adaptation for museum facilities. The MMIPO has a double purpose, one is letting people know the history of the Misericrdia do Porto and its institutional purposes, and the other is to divulge its artistic collections, through a set of resources that reflect the memory and the identity of the organization, projecting it into the future.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Free Wi-Fi

Exclusions

  • Transportation to/from attractions

Know More about this tour

Explore the MMIPO superb collections through its rooms; Misericrdia do Porto: History and Action, Benefactors,Painting and Sculpture, Gold and silverware and vestments, Misericrdia Church,Administration andFons Vitae.

The visit to the Museum is also an opportunity to get to know better the past and the future of this part of town.The museological space includes the Misericrdia Church and the Gallery of Benefactors, an example of the architecture of iron and glass in the city. Built in the sixteenth century, the church received a major intervention in the 18th century with a predominant involvement of Nicolau Nasoni.

The Santa Casa da Misericrdia do Porto was founded in 1499 upon the recommendation of the king of Portugal, D. Manuel I. Queen Leonor continued to support the institution after its foundation, being attentive to the problems of society.

The Confraternity of Santa Casa da Misericrdia do Porto, like other confraternities, is an institution of solidarity and assistance that has accumulated, through the ages, legacies of numerous benefactors.

The testaments were the main instrument for the granting of donations, implying counterparts to the Misericrdia do Porto, the most common being the celebration of masses in the name of the deceased. Other times, the gifts were intended for the poor, the prisoners, the orphaned maidens, the street beggars and to hospitals.

The history of Misericrdia do Porto can be known through the important artistic legacy that the institution gathered over time.At room 3 we present a small part. Most of the works of painting and sculpture of this exhibition date from the sixteenth to eighteenth century and are signed by artists that marked the national or regional art scene, or of unknown authorship. Their study - constituting a work in progress which can be updated and detailed - contributes to recognize in each piece styles of the period, the influences they received and the role that each plays in becoming object of art history itself.

Worship and culture are complementary dimensions in the action of the Santas Casas da Misericrdia. Such complementarity is evident on the exhibited pieces in this Museum.

The collection of jewellery of Misericrdia Porto is connected to the order and purchase of liturgical objects to support religious celebrations. The execution and the decoration of the vestments worn by the chaplains of the institution, also have artistic interest. This room only has a small part of the objects that integrate these collections.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Access to the church and the exhibition halls is only allowed up to 30 minutes before closing

Free for children under 6 years

Bags, suitcases, umbrellas and other objects of great volume should be placed in a locker at the reception

In the reception you can get information regarding the accessibility of MMIPO for wheelchair users

The entry of baby carriages is permitted. The Museum has baby-changing facilities

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Cancellation Policy

All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.

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