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This museum is free to those who are over 65 years, not free tor everyone. I would have paid a lot more to walk this historic museum and read and view its huge amount of information. A docent would have been nice, but they work...More
It tells an interesting story, with (perhaps) as much info as fits on the displays. But it dodges questions -- who were the "New Christians" who were active in commerce, or when and how did the empire decline. And the staff were pleasant and wanted...More
A very well presented and informative museum embracing the history of Porto (including maritime exploration by Henry the Navigator) in a lovely mediaeval building. The excellent exhibition areas are fully captioned in English.
Free entrance at weekends.
It is located in the historic Rebeira area,...More
Very well done exhibition in the very house where Henry the Navigator is reputed to have been born. It was also the mint in medieval times and the exhibits explain the history well. There is an excellent interactive model of medieval Porto. The fact it...More
..... from a cultural, architectural and historic perspective.
Like a number of monuments in the vicinity Henry the Navigator gets a constructive mention with his life story, in broad terms, relayed.
This is an old building a bit planer than most which for me only...More
A visit to this museum is free on weekend days, so why not?
It turned out to be a very interesting museum with lots of information on the history of Porto (and even in English!). It is located in the old customs house, which is...More
This impressive building down near the river is acknowledged as the birth place of Henry the Navigator(1394-1460, known for his role as leading the Golden Age for Portugal's world expansion. Thos building is now a museum.
We stumbled on this little gem on the last day. It is very easy to walk past without realising what your missing. The museum is on the old customs house site. It gives you some insight into old Porto and even goes as far back...More
While the local tourist office denied there was a museum of the history of Porto, Casa do Infante is your place. Inside a building that has been beautifully restored, this is a Roman villa with a fine mosaic floor, a medieval mint and customs house...More
I’m not really a museum person but I thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the interesting displays, they were very engaging and informative. The Roman ruins were fascinating especially the mosaic floor. Allow two hours to fully appreciate this place.