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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 March 2016
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Clive T
Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

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

Thank pkmbatt1
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Marrick-7
Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 

Thank Waldo S
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Oklaokie
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
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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1,978 reviews
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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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703 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 324 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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