PORTO MARIONETTE MUSEUM
FREE AND GUIDED TOUR
Right in the historic center of Porto, on Belomonte Street, there is a place of utopia.
A small and charming museum, dreamed by the founder of the Porto Puppet Theater, João Paulo Seara Cardoso.
123 puppets from 13 company shows are on display, following a 32-year journey of creation.
Here, there are experiences that cannot be missed: a guided visit by one of the actors of the company, which will make them dive into the universe of puppets, their stories and curiosities.
And the workshop "You Manipulate", in which wach participant (or pair) will receive a kit with the parts of a puppet. After the assembly, we will experiment with handling techniques and scenic constructions. In the end, each one will be able to present what they have learned.
In this museum, all the pieces, props and puppets have had a previous life; were created for company shows, and it is this past and stage memory that makes each one deeply special.
Enter the fantastic universe of this art!
FREE OR GUIDED VISIT BY AN ACTOR AT THE PORTO MARIONETAS THEATER
Porto Secret Spots strongly recommends the guided tour ... book your visit now!
Address: Rua de Belomonte, 61, Porto
Visiting hours: 361 days a year (closes 1/1, 29/2, 1/5, 24/6 and 25/12), between 14:00 and 18:00.
Estimated duration: 60 minutes; 90 minutes for the "Manipula Tu" workshop
Prior booking: Mandatory for guided tours and "Manipula Tu" workshop, at least 24 hours in advance, by phone or email.
Contact: +351 220 108 224
Limit of people per visit: 10 (due to COVID-19); between 3 and 6 people at the "Manipula Tu" workshop
Minimum age: 0 years for visits, 6 years for the "Manipula Tu" workshop
Price: € 3.50 per person; € 1 discount for children (up to 12 years), students (with card, includes any level of education) and seniors (> 65 years). Tickets for children under 4 are free.
The guided tour has an additional cost of € 50, for a group of up to 10 people.
The "You Manipulate" workshop costs 15 € for one person or 20 € for two people, and includes a puppet and ticket to the Museum
Exempt from VAT.