Casa do Infante

The Casa do Infante, so designated around was born Henry the Navigator, is a complex of buildings that were being built to house the services of the Crown at the port: Customs, the Mint and the Accounting of the farm. Its history dates back to 1325, when King Afonso IV ordered the construction of the "Almazem" Regal, against the will of the Bishop, then Lord of the village. The building was the subject of a rehabilitation process and musealization and today offers a set of diversified valances: Museum; Municipal Historical Archive; Portuenses Affairs library; Memory Room; Exhibition Hall and Auditorium. At the Museum, visitors can learn about and enjoy traces of Roman occupation-as the first low-Empire mosaics found in medieval and modern port-the port waterfront area, with emphasis on the ancient Customs and Mint.


  • 2.00€
  • 70
  • Difficult external parking
  • Museums
  • 1
  • Library, Auditorium, Outdoor areas, Toilets, Educational services, Guided tours, Shop, Historical archive, Temporary exhibitions, Bar/snack-bar, accessibility

    opening hours

  • tuesday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-17:30
  • wednesday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-17:30
  • thursday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-17:30
  • friday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-17:30
  • saturday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-17:30
  • sunday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-17:30

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