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Statue of Prince Henry the Navigator

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Praca Infante Dom Henrique, Porto 4050-295, Portugal
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 June 2016

There is a very nice square around the statue. Very close to the river and to the main streets with shops

1  Thank Joozek25
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 June 2018

This monument by Tomás Costa of the Infante Henrique (Prince Henry the Navigator) was erected 1894. Symbolically it celebrates the Portuguese navigations and Faith of the Discoveries. On top you'll see the statue of the Prince standing next to a globe. And at the base...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A memorial to man and time when there were high risks but opportunities for those with curiosity drive and ambition. On those terms this statue is quite modest. Set well on a small sloping park. I wondered whether as with Nelson’s column, Henry has been...More

Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a statue to the famous Navigator who was instrumental in history for starting the great explorations of the European powers, the 4th Son of the King he explored many of the Atlantic islands and the west Cost of Africa, it is located in a...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We passed this monument a few times during our recent vacation, and on one occasion went up to take a closer look. The monument is located near the Ribeira part of Porto, and stands in an elevated position atop a grassy hill. It has a...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

He stands high on a pedestal with a globe of the world behind him. The setting is pretty near ideal; set in a green, grassy, park-like place. Passersby stop, sit, and maybe one or two even reflect upon the role this 1394-1460 legendary figure played...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The monument sits on a small hill surrounded by grass. Dedicated to Prince Henry the Navigator who started the Golden Age of Exploration. Worth stopping by.

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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

This statue is important as it marks historically the man who most believe started the Age of Discovery. It is located in a beautiful setting.

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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

A good place to chill a bit, surrounded by some important and iconic buildings! The statue is well preserved

1  Thank TitoT416
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful and fitting monument for the man who did so much to begin Portugal’s explorations abroad. Very nice statue of Henry in the middle of a lovely grass-lined park. This makes for a serene and relaxing rest stop during your exploration of...More

Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We all studied about Price Henry the Navigator and his explorations of the new world. He's the first son of this city and his statue is in a strategic sight with the old city on one side and the palace and cathedral on another. His...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Comparitively tranquil square close to the vibrant river front and people tend to sit on the grass and relax. Seats available.

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