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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
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Reviewed 4 days 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
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm surprised this is so famous and on top of lonely planets list of things to see in Porto. It's a nice contemporary building, but don't look very special. You can find buildings like that in almost all European towns. And we also saw a...More

Thank linkigu
Reviewed 1 week ago

A new and iconic structure that dominates its setting. We went to the restaurant on the upper floor (see separate listing). I believe that there are on occasions guided tours of the building.

Thank Martin T
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fine concert hall, excellent acoustics, comfortable seating. Best way to experience the architecture of theatres is to book tickets and go.

Thank goateegc
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like music go an visit, this place is modern and very nice and take the tour guide. Si vous aimez la musique, aller visiter cet endroit qui est très moderne. Prenez le tour guidé

Thank Nycole G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had tickets, that bought online, for a strings quartet concert. The place was really nice, people very helpful and the music was really really good! And it was cheap as well Not sure if I would go just for a visit, but for sure...More

Thank norale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like music but not so much to understand the history and dwellings. This is a great not miss spot I was told to visit. The guide was fantastic and told us a lot of information in a short time. Make sure to visit the...More

Thank Teacher2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the outside at first sight the building is not really impressive. This changes once you understand the concept. I definitely recommend the architectural tour which explains the set up of the building. I really liked that the main concert hall has daylight.

Thank PostcardsFromEurope
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best things we did in Porto. The tour was really good - it lasted about an hour and the guy doing it was full of information, funny and very enthusiastic. It is a brilliant building and the tour gives you...More

Thank marcovanbatty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only viewed the exterior but found the design to be interesting and you would not guess that it houses a concert hall.

Thank seafare74
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adhitaw
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.
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looking4world
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.
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Carlota443
21 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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