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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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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Went in by chance and thought it was a bit of a hidden gem. Very well laid out and lots of information.

Thank Kaye0609
Reviewed 29 May 2017

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.

Thank harleyg98
Reviewed 24 May 2017 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...More

Thank David_Yorkshire_9
Reviewed 21 May 2017

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

Thank leffex
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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.

Thank Ivor M
Reviewed 29 April 2017 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...More

Thank museum-a-day
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...More

Thank Robyn-and-Rob
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

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