Casa do Infante in Porto

Historic Building in Porto

Casa Do Infante,Porto
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First established in 1325, the Casa do Infante (Prince’s House) was given this name after Prince Henry the Navigator, leader of great expeditions of discovery in West Africa, was born here in 1394.

The Casa do Infante, also known as the Alfândega Velha, is a historical house located in the civil parish of Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória, in the city of Porto, Portugal. The house was originally constructed in the 14th century as a customs and mint, but its current appearance is mostly from a renovation carried out in the 17th century. It is said to be the birthplace of Prince Henry the Navigator in 1394, which is how the house got its name. The Casa do Infante is situated in the historic center of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It is now a small museum that features an archaeological site and the mosaic floors that once decorated the structure, since the house has been rebuilt and remodelled on numerous occasions right up until the twentieth century.

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Visiting Casa do Infante in Porto


Tuesday – Sunday: 9:30am – 1pm and 2pm – 5:30pm.


Adults: € 2.20 (£ 1.90) (including the temporary exhibitions). Porto Card: free entrance. Saturdays and Sundays: free entrance.

Address: Casa do Infante, Rua da Alfândega, Porto, Portugal
Duration: 40 minutes

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