Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett (Almeida Garrett Library)
R. de Entre-Quintas 268, 4050-344 Porto


The Almeida Garrett Library is located in the Gardens of Palácio de Cristal, a delightful green space with some of the best panoramic views of the Douro river. These romantic gardens from the XIX century are surrounded by several iconic spaces of Porto’s romantic period such as the Romantic Museum, the Macieirinha Villa, the Tait Villa and the Porto Wine Mansion.
The Library building includes an modern auditorium with capacity to hold 192 people and a gallery with a program of regular expositions covering various themes, including arts, cultural heritage and science.
Its privileged location, near a green space in the heart of the city, and with several spaces, makes it a centre of important local activities, including: theatre, cinemas, conferences, poetry sessions or musical spectacles.