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Casa do Infante

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All reviews interactive displays roman ruins excellent museum old customs house history museum main points of interest prince henry porto card well worth the visit the river birthplace navigator exploration growth portuguese information centuries
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent museum chronicling the growth of Oporto from Roman trade routes to Portugese Age of Discovery. Roman building foundations exposed and dioramas and exhibits of the building during Roman occupation and archaelogical finds. Evolution of Oporto as an important center of trade and Henry the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank WC-Travelers-75
Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

Get this. The most monumental mind-set change in history was from flat earth view to a round earth. Thank you Henry. Some might say the inventor of globalization. So go to his birth place and learn something ...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LorenzoelJefe
Reviewed 23 November 2018

We only thought were going to Henry the Navigator's home. We overwhelmed by the amount of historical information in the museum and the wonderful execution. The original building dates from 1325 as a customs house. Between it are Romans ruins including much tile work and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ValGary2014
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Museum not only included information regarding Henry the Navigator but also Roman foundations and mosaics. Interactive displays as well in both Portuguese and English. The museum was very quiet and only a couple of other people there and a lovely cool escape from the sun...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anita1967
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

While in Porto we wanted to see the home where the influential Henry the Navigator was born. Down a small alley not far from the Henry the Navigator monument, it’s incredible to think that this building is still standing. It’s an us prepossessing building marked...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We went here whilst waiting for our slot at the Bolsa. I wanted to visit Henry the Navigators birthplace and did not realise there would be Roman mosaics, information on the Mint as well as the explorations. The place looks closed and there are no...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jean N
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Informative, high-tech museum, thoroughly documented and well presented through interactive displays. The staff at the reception was welcoming and enthusiastic. We appreciated the experience, it's definitely a worthwhile museum!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AnonymousAnonymous11
Reviewed 17 August 2018

great interactive museum. Not crowded at all and interesting history of Portugese exploration, roman ruins in Porto and coinage.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mel733
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a very approachable museum as its layout invites the visitor to journey inward and upward. The historical significance of how this one time mint helped to finance world exploration cannot be dismissed. The modern western world that so many of us inhabit can...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

This is initially an old costume Office and transferred to a Museum. Its mainly presenting Costume Tools History and Portuguese Sea explorers. Price so reasonable.

Date of experience: June 2018
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