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Porto’s best art galleries

Porto has some great museums but also boasts a wealth of smaller art galleries showcasing everything from conceptual work to street art. Here are our favourites

By Time Out Porto editors
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Porto has lots of great little galleries and small art spaces showcasing every kind of work. These are the ones you should go and check out.

Porto’s best art galleries

Espaço Mira
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Espaço Mira

Art Galleries Campanhã

Occupying a restored former warehouse near Campanhã rail station, in one of the city’s most authentically gritty neighbourhoods, this gallery has a carefully put together programme of shows featuring emerging or little-known Portuguese artists. Alongside it, there are two more warehouses with changing art displays.

Galeria Fernando Santos
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Galeria Fernando Santos

Art Galleries Cedofeita

Galeria Fernando Santos’s been going for 25 years and was the first to open in Rua Miguel Bombarda, which today is the site of Porto’s main cluster of galleries. It mainly works with established artists, such as Portugal’s own Nikias Skapinakis, Gerardo Burmester and Pedro Cabrita Reis, as well as foreign names such as Antoni Tàpies, Julian Schnabel and Santiago Ydáñez. But there’s room for up-and-coming artists, too.

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Galeria Pedro Oliveira
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Galeria Pedro Oliveira

Art Galleries Porto

This spacious gallery has an exceptional view over the River Douro, but the most important thing is its packed agenda of exhibitions of works by both known and emerging artists.

Galeria Presença
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Galeria Presença

Art Galleries Cedofeita

This may be one of the city’s oldest galleries, but it still has new blood pumping through it. Over the years it has provided a platform for many artists at the start of their careers and has helped to establish many well-known ones.

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Kubikgallery

Art Galleries Porto

Despite being relatively new, this gallery has already made its mark in Porto. It stands out for its support for the careers of a range of promising artists, and the chances it has taken have paid off. The space also includes the Kubikulo, a small showcase facing on to the street that houses daring interventions by different artists.

Paradise City - Sismógrafo
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Sismógrafo

Art Galleries Baixa

Sismógrafo is on a first floor, and can be easily missed by passers by, but is worth climbing the stairs to check out. Your reward is a series of exhibitions of a more experimental nature than is usual in Porto’s galleries, with works by leading Portuguese and foreign artists.

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Pedro Wirz - Dobrar de Espinho, Anzol - Galeria Múrias Centeno
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Galeria Múrias Centeno

Art Galleries Bonfim

Run by a young team, one of this gallery’s owners, Nuno Centeno, was recently chosen as one of Europe’s ten most respected gallerists. It also works with artists from various countries who are making a name internationally, such as Daniel Steegman Mangrané, Secundino Hernandéz and Max Ruf.

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Ó! Galeria

Art Galleries Cedofeita

Ó! Galeria specialises in illustration, and its walls are filled with drawings by different artists. There is also a separate exhibition area with regularly changing shows, always by leading artists in illustration, currently one of the most dynamic areas of the art world.

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