DRCN Library


The Regional Directorate of Culture of the North has a bibliographical / documentary collection available for public consultation in 7 facilities:

The collection has more than 10,000 bibliographic records divided between titles of monographs, periodicals and analytical. The publications are mostly related to Heritage, Architecture, Urbanism and Art History, but also cover topics such as Philosophy, Religion, Law, Social Sciences, Engineering, Literature, Archeology, Bibliographies, History, Academic Theses and Dissertations, IPPAR Technical Editions , Exhibition Catalogs, Research Works, among others.

SERVICES: Consultation and face-to-face reading; Photocopying Service; Bibliographic database; Reference and Information Service

GENERAL INFORMATION: Palacete Villar d 'Allen, Rua António Cardoso nº 175; 4149-011 Porto; Phone: 226002154; E-mail: dsbc.drcn@culturanorte.pt

For information on the bibliographic collection available at Freixo / Tongóbriga Archaeological Station, Biscainhos Museum, D. Diogo de Sousa Museum and Lamego Museum, we request that you use the contacts of the respective services or E-mail: geral@culturanorte.pt.


The Archive of the Regional Directorate of Culture of the North manages a unique documentary heritage, essentially produced within the scope of the activity of safeguarding and valuing the cultural heritage, since the beginning of the century. XX to the present.

The archival fund basically integrates processes of safeguard, processes of works and processes of classification, of which we emphasize:
Procedures for issuing opinions on proposals for intervention or works in administrative easements of cultural heritage, environmental impact assessment procedures, development of land management tools and archaeological work.
Projects (drawn and written pieces) and administrative procedures related to conservation and restoration interventions carried out by DRCN in classified properties and their respective assets.
Classification processes instructed by the DRCN.

The Archive of the Regional Directorate of Culture of the North has as main objectives the preservation, treatment and dissemination of its documentary heritage.

Legal Nature: Public Archive.

Location: Ramalde House, Ramalde Church Street nº 1, 4149-011 Porto.

Phone: 226197080 | Fax: 226179385 | E-mail: dsbc.drcn@culturanorte.pt

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 09:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 15:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. (upon prior appointment).

Reproduction of Documents: photocopies.

Educational extension: support to school activities in the scope of Heritage / Archive / School Project