Went in by chance and thought it was a bit of a hidden gem. Very well laid out and lots of information.
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If you wish to learn a little of the history of Oporto you'll find this fills in many of the blanks – from Roman times to the present. Beautifully restored old building and very informative displays. Reduced entry price for senior citizens.
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...More
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...More
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.
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
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
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
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