Casa do Infante
CRAT sometimes runs brief introductory workshops on azulejo painting and stamping, aimed at tourists. A lesson costs around €25, and...
Praça da Ribeira
Down by the river, narrow streets open out onto a plaza framed by austerely grand, tiled town houses overlooking a picturesque stretch...
Igreja de São Francisco
Sitting on Praça Infante Dom Henrique, Igreja de São Francisco looks from the outside to be an austerely Gothic church, but inside it...
Café Bar O Cais
A loyal clientele crowds this funky, classic-rock-drenched basement bar with old stone walls and vinyl booths.
Ode Porto Wine House
A slow-food hideaway just up from the Ribeira, with chestnut wood beams, exposed stone walls and slate tables on wine barrels. The...
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Casa do Infante information
Just back from the river is the handsomely renovated medieval town house where, according to legend, Henry the Navigator was born in 1394. The building later served as Porto’s first customs house. Today it houses three floors of exhibits on the complex activities of the customs house throughout the centuries. In 2002 the complex was excavated, revealing Roman foundations as well as some remarkable mosaics – all of which are now on display.