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“An excellent collection of old cameras”

Centro Portugues de Fotografia
Ranked #34 of 275 things to do in Porto
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 Directorate-General for Books, Archives and Libraries. Its competences are aimed at promoting and valuing our photographic heritage, namely through the archival processing of specimens and the management of the National Photography Collection. The CPF also offers an annual programme of temporary exhibitions, a permanent Museum Centre that comprises a rare and valuable collection of photographic cameras, a specialized library - which provides specimen research and reproduction services -, a shop, and free guided tours to the building and the exhibitions upon prior reservation
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed May 9, 2013

I truly enjoyed this experience for both the building itself and the huge collection of old cameras. This was the biggest collection I have seen so far and we had lots of fun finding some cameras there we have used.

Also the building was very interesting and worth seeing even if you're not very interested in photography as it's free to enter.

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