Museu da Imagem
Museums and Palaces
Located in the Tower of Porta Nova, one of the gateways in the medieval wall, the Museum of Images was founded in 1999 on the initiative of the Municipal Council.
Completely dedicated to photography, its initial purpose was to preserve and exhibit the archive held by a defunct Braga photographic store, the "Foto Aliança". However, the project rapidly expanded to cover the entire visual history of Braga.
The museum also puts on debates and seminars that seek to reflect both on the contribution of this art form to cultural life and on its aesthetic evolution.
For the researcher or curious student, the Museum seeks to be a documentation source for iconography from the Braga region, organised in a systematic and scientific manner with recourse to the latest technological means.
In addition to temporary exhibitions, the Museum of Images has a specialised library.
Open - Tuesday to Friday: 11pm / 7pm; Saturday and Sunday: 2.30pm - 6.30pm; Closed Mondays and holidays