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Casa do Infante

Casa do Infante
Roman Mosaic - Casa do Infante
Photo: Manuel de Sousa / CC BY-SA 3.0

Also known as the Alfândega Velha (Old Customs House), this is the house which, in 1394, Prince Henry the Navigator was born in (or Infante D. Henrique as he was known locally).

The restored interior is now home to a museum with a diverse range of exhibitions chronicling both the life of Prince Henry the Navigator and the Discoveries along with Porto's role in this era of Portuguese history. Other topics covered include the Roman occupation during the 4th-5th centuries and the buildings life as a customs house and mint.

Many of the displays are interactive with lots of audio-visual material.

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