Room 02 - Benefactors
The Confraternity of Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto, like other confraternities, is an institution of solidarity and assistance that has accumulated, through the ages, legacies of numerous benefactors.

The testaments were the main instrument for the granting of donations, implying counterparts to the Misericórdia do Porto, the most common being the celebration of masses in the name of the deceased. Other times, the gifts were intended for the poor, the prisoners, the orphaned maidens, the street beggars and to hospitals.