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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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Lovely historical site

I enjoyed this museum, specially the information about the Customs House. The place is central and not busy at all, has a modest entry fee of €2.50 and kids go free. I liked the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 September 2015
Leena K
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

I enjoyed this museum, specially the information about the Customs House. The place is central and not busy at all, has a modest entry fee of €2.50 and kids go free. I liked the way the roman mosaic floor was displayed and there was enough information about exploration as well. Perfect 1-2 hour visit.

Thank Leena K
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

A nice surprise tucked away inside a historical building only a stones throw from the waterfront. Lots of information about the history of Portugal and Porto in general focusing on their exploits as explorers and colonialists as well as touching on the past uses of the premises itself. Certainly worth an hour or more of your time pottering around out... More 

Thank Roebuck1989
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Nice place and average design. Too much information and many signs to read and learn from. No audiu guide. I didn't find anything astonishing and above average. I won't highly recommended it and for short visit I would recommend to ignore it.

Thank Fahad R
Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

A very nice old building, earlier this was the costums house of Porto. Today there is a museum dedicated to the history of Porto from the Romans. It is a very good overview about the whol history, and you can learn a lot.

Thank 545medva
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

This place has a blue 'carpet' entrance you could not miss if your eyes were to be attracted towards the gorgeous discovery of the river passing in front of you. I would high recommended if you are interested in discovering some of the foundations of the city of Porto, preserved just like in Barcelona, Paris and other cities, plus not... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

Modern museum explaining the history of Porto (and colonial Portugal) from Roman times until today. Set in a historic customs building from the Middle Ages. Allow 1/2 to 1 hour depending on your level of interest.

Thank GlobetrottingSwede
Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

I visited this museum on a hot day in April. The place is very cool and takes you back in time to show you the history of Porto. It is great for adults and kids as it has lots of interactive things. All the information is in Portuguese and English. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I live in... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

The house is a beautiful building and the exposition is well mantained. On the other hand, the attractions are mostly static and based on objects from excavations and recriations (both in natural size and in model sizes) from buildings or parts like the floorings. All in all, lots of good informations but presented in a rather monotonous way.

Thank Andre A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

Interesting and well-presented museum about the history of the house and the city. However, a guidebook would have been a nice extra - maybe not yet produced because I think the museum is fairly new, or recently acquired.

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

This museum is about Porto and its history since the Roman colonization of what was then "Portus Cale". Through diagrams, maquettes, videos and historical artefacts found in Porto, this castle-like history book teaches you about this city's people, growth and activities through time. It's an interactive and interesting way of getting to know one of the most charismatic cities of... More 

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