Museum of Transport and Communication

Museum of Transport and Communication (in Portuguese: Múseu dos Transportes e Comunicações) is a museum in Porto. northern Portugal, founded in 1992. The museum is located in the Alfândega Nova building (the New Customs House), dating from 1860, located beside the Douro River. The museum is focused on the history of transport and communication in Portugal and its collection comprises a diverse repertoire of cars, with a special focus on presidential vehicles. It was nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award 2014. – Source: Wikipédia

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Museum of Transport and Communication | Credits: Triposo

The Alfandega Transport and Communications Museum of Porto is located inside the greatly well-know Alfandega Nova building, built in the year 1860. This building is right next to the Douro River, which grants it a wonderful view. The outside struture resembles a medieval fortress, inspiration from the medieval´s times.

Through the year, there are lots of events that occurs inside the building, some of them are worldwide fashion related, for example MODTISSIMO.

Created in 1992, the MODTISSIMO Trade Show started out by being a restricted exhibition of foreign fabrics. It was held, at that time, at the Hotel Solverde, in Espinho. MODTISSIMO was created by Selectiva Moda, composed by the Federation Française de la Maille and APIM (Portuguese Association of the Knitwear and Garment Making Industries) and its number of exhibitors has been growing year after year since its first exhibition. Another big mark in the brief history of this trade show was a partnership agreement with APT (Portuguese Association of Textiles and Garments) and ANIL (National Association of the Wool Industry) from its seventh edition. It was an evolutionary leap and MODTISSIMO became the only fabrics and accessories trade show in Portugal, for it boasted the majority of national manufacturers, and from the 12th edition united Portuguese garment makers. – Source: MODTISSIMO

During your stay in Porto, we highly recommend you to visit the amazing Museum of Transport and Communications.

TIP: Buy here your Porto Card.
– Transportation to near the Museum of Transport and Communication
– This grants you the opportunity to see the sights of Porto at your own pace.
– Enjoy up to 170 discounts and benefits, such as free entrance to 11 city museums, some cruises on the Douro River, and a port wine tasting at a port wine cellar.