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House of the Prince (Casa do Infante)

Rua Infante Dom Henrique 63, Porto 4050-297, Portugal
+351 22 206 0400
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Rua Infante Dom Henrique 63, Porto 4050-297, Portugal
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"roman times"
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"interesting building"
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"roman remains"
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"excellent museum"
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"porto card"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

This fine old building has been internally modernised to contain a museum on Henry the Navigator, the Portuguese explorers, the part Porto played and the history of the building.

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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I'm a fan of regional / city museums, and this one ranks high. It's mostly a museum about the city of Porto's involvement in Portugal's imperial adventures in the 1500s to 1700s in Brazil, India, and the far east. Lots of English signage -- which...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a great place to see the old roman ruins as they are still uncovering them. This is the house where Henry the navigator was born. It has lots of details of his accomplishments over time. The old building was part of the original...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I was expecting a house and not a museu of the discovery, so I got really disappointed when I enter and so what it was. I think the only thing that is intersecting inside is the vestiges of roman presence in Porto. There is a...More

Thank Paula S
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

The easiest way to visit the historical centre of the city of Porto, is when you are arriving by car, is to use the underground carpark in the “Rua do Infante D.Henrique”, doing so you are only a few steps away from the “Casa do...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

There are in effect two museums here, one of the historic building itself, which you explore from the Roman basement up to the medieval customs house, and one of the history of Portuguese expansion overseas. It is all very well laid out, with text in...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

We decided to visit here as I had seen it mentioned somewhere. It is an interesting building and the exhibitions are well laid out. We learnt quite a lot and there was just the right amount of reading. We asked about reductions for seniors and...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Don't know who subsidises this exhibition / excavation, but it is done well. On the main drag down to the quayside, it is a partial excavation of some of the old town and palace.

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Considered one of the oldest buildings in the city , Casa do Infante actually would date from the 13th century. Why such a name? Just because historians believe that it is in this house that was born the Infante D. Henrique. It' s a complex...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

We stumbled on this little museum. Porto was an important historical location for exploration by ship.

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