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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rua Infante Dom Henrique 63, Porto 4050-297, Portugal
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+351 22 206 0400
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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
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

Thank Amazon122s
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

2  Thank railbuffs
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

1  Thank joansmith_parrfold
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.

Thank jikoku
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

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 7 September 2016

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

Thank Richard10024
Reviewed 18 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.

Thank Caverkat
Reviewed 18 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.

Thank Caverkat
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank David Z
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