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Casa da Musica

Avenida Boavista 604 610, Porto 4149-071, Portugal
+351 22 012 0220
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Casa da Musica was conceived to mark 2001, the year in which Porto was Cultural Capital of Europe, and it is the first new building in Portugal to be entirely dedicated to music - to the presentation and public enjoyment of music, to music education and to the creation of music. The project took shape in 1999 after the Rem Koolhaas & Ellen van Loon - Office for Metropolitan Architecture won the international architectural competition. Work began in 1999 on the site of Porto's former central tram garage on the Rotunda da Boavista, and Casa da Musica opened its doors to the public on April 15th , 2005. Casa da Musica was planned as a home for all types of music and it is not only part of the urban redevelopment of Porto but also part of a network of cultural facilities, for the city of Porto and for the wider world. Underlying it is an innovative and wide-ranging cultural project, which aims to make an exciting contribution to the national and international music scene, as an arena for all types of musical events - from classical music to jazz, from fado to electronic music, from great international productions to more experimental projects. Besides concerts, recitals and other types of performance, Casa da Musica also organises events for musicians and musicologists and invests in research into the origins of Portuguese music. In addition, it plays a very important role in music education. It is a cultural meeting point between music and other areas of artistic creation and knowledge, providing a space for all kinds of audiences and creators.
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Avenida Boavista 604 610, Porto 4149-071, Portugal
+351 22 012 0220
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For skate lovers, next to the beautiful building there is a nice spot for skat. Recommend the visit and the free alternative music concerts. In their site you can see the full calendar with the artists of each month.

Thank absolutetravels
Reviewed 5 days ago

Casa da Musica is an amazing architectular object to see, but I would definitely recommend to get a ticket to a concert to get a full taste of the building and its charasteristics! They have concerts almost every evening and tickets are not expensive at...More

Thank Alise E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to see and spend some time. Unfortunately did not arrive in time for the guided tours but will do it next time.

Thank Idrisse Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting piece of modern architecture, worth a visit if you are interested in modern buildings. Many specially designed room with unique sound characteristics.

Thank Radoslav D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting Porto we realized that Manhattan Transfer was there in concert and decided to get tickets. There is a metro stop about a five minute walk from the concert hall, so we took an easy metro from our hotel. Very nice surprise to find...More

Thank LovinEurope
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cool architectural construct by Dutch, Rem Koolhaas, with a sci-fi theme - but it's the inside that amazes. For €7 or half that on the Porto Card, we got an hour-long guided tour of the main hall and various others used for entertainment and...More

Thank pinnacle99ss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bit peeved we just missed the daily 4pm tour However, it was worth going to see the outside We went to the cafeteria which also gave you something of a flavor of the inside

Thank Hoohoobug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw a night time open recital, brass band then clarinet ensemble, didn't get to go inside unfortunately but I would recommend attending the free recital at night! Good musicians and nice atmosphere

Thank Melanie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a stunning, architectural delight. Its a must to visit for people who love unusual design. No really a great lot to look at but well worth the visit, love how the building looked it the sun, simply stunning. Well worth the visit, highly...More

2  Thank Scottieboyuk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for concerts and smaller gigs. Excellent acoustic and very comfy. Great view from above! Great contemporany building. A must-see when in Porto!

Thank oprojectowanderlust
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27 September 2016|
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Response from TravellingSMH | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You need to purchase a ticket for the excellent guided tour. Without a ticket you can't get past the lobby.
21 September 2016|
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Response from sally-allez-hop | Reviewed this property |
As with anywhere, it depends on availability. We booked online to make sure we weren't disappointed. It was easy to do and we picked up the tickets on arrival.
22 August 2015|
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Response from AndreAlvesCdM | Property representative |
Hello. Dinner is included. If you need more information please let us know. Regards André Alves Casa da Música
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