In 2022, the “Tourism Oscars” had already awarded Porto the honours of “Best City Destination in Europe” and, in the global competition, “Best City Destination in the World”. It was also voted “Best European Destination for an Urban Getaway” in 2020.
The Soares dos Reis National Museum is delighted with yet another honour for Porto and is very pleased to note that the number of visitors confirms the tourist preference and appetite for the destination.
The Soares dos Reis National Museum ended 2023 with a total of 74,712 visitors, making it the second best year in the last decade in terms of public attendance. A figure only surpassed in 2016 (totalling 98,694 visitors), the year in which the Museum presented the temporary exhibition dedicated to Amadeo de Souza Cardoso, Porto – Lisbon, 2016 – 1916.
Opened on 13 April, and marking the museum’s full reopening after the refurbishment work, the Soares dos Reis National Museum’s long-term exhibition brings together the most important collection of 19th century Portuguese art. In total there are 1133 pieces that tell the history of the museum and art, spread over 27 galleries.