Praça do Infante Dom Henrique - Porto

Praça do Infante Dom Henrique - Porto

The Praça do Infante Dom Henrique is located in the historic centre of Porto about one block back from the Ribeira. The sloping square came about in the 1830s with the building of the Bolsa Palace (Stock Exchange), seen on the right of the photo. Other notable buildings facing on to the square are the Igreja de São Francisco and the Igreja Paroquial de São Nicolau. Behind is the Ferreira Borges market.

The square is named after the Infante Henrique (Prince Henry the Navigator) and he is the subject of the statue in the centre. The monument features the prince standing next to a globe with various other characters around the base representing his maritime achievements.


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