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House of the Prince (Casa do Infante)

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Address: Rua Infante Dom Henrique 63, Porto 4050-297, Portugal
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Casa do Infante

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... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
Patrick D
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Warsaw, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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337 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
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 of buildings that were built to house the services of the Crown in Porto. It... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

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

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

As the museum is about the customs house and Henry the navigator it has limited appeal. However it is only 2.20 Euro and not busy so ok for something to do on a wet day.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Another reviewer reported that entry if free but it is in fact 2.20 euro per adult. The building and exhibits are well laid out and explained in English. Not wildly exciting but ok for a quick wander around.

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This little museum is often missed in the hustle and bustle of the main tourist district of Porto. The building itself is historic, the birth place of Henry the Navigator. The displays tell the story of the building, Portuguese exploration, and of Porto. All displays are labeled in English and Portuguese. It is a small museum, but well worth an... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Spent a good hour viewing this very interesting and informative museum. Well laid out, well documented and curated exhibits - informative and interesting.

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Thank Clive T
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

A small free museum. It highlights Portugals history as an empire but also a history of the building and porto

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Thank pkmbatt1
England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

A compact but informative museum with English captions as well as Portuguese. It gives a good insight to the building itself - which was used as a customs House and coin mint, and also the growth and development of the city of Porto from Roman times onwards. A lot of the exhibits seem very new, with some audio-visual and interactive... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

* This museum was the old Customs House of Porto, and is built on the remains of a Roman house (the few remaining parts to be admired inside). It has a nice fusion of classic and modern architecture (see photo). * Not all of the many things on display and the abundance of information panels might interest you, but there's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

Not much to see that confirms that this was lived in by Henry. Just a beautiful building of interest for the period. If you are in the area, well worth popping in for half an hour.

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