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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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+351 22 206 0400
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Visit the historical centre of Porto.

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... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2016
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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Yorkshire UK
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love Roman mosaics and that's why I visited. The one on display here is a fine example. But it's the worst displayed I've ever seen. What were they thinking when they obscured much of it with a walkway and put a metal girder right into it? The rest of the museum has finds related to the use of the... More 

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Pietarsaari, Finland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was to the House of the Prince, but it was closed, so I couldn’t go in. I took only some photos. This was my last day in Porto. The visit must be to my next time in Porto. The Casa do Infante – House of the Prince, right in the middle of Ribeira old quarter, is the ancient city... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 is rare in this city. Some quite well-done interactive features. It was free the day... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
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 Customs House.

Thank Robyn-and-Rob
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 19 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 mat of stones made by then but unfortunately they have a bridge over it. In... More 

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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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 Infante”, the “Bolsa” the Market above the carpark, the San Francisco Church etc. The casa... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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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 english as well as portuguese, and the added bonus is that if you are entitled... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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 discovered it was free to seniors although if you are a lot younger it was... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 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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