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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 6 September 2015

In general: a must visit when you are staying in the neighbourhood. Modern architecture with a story. The guided tour is quite short yet interesting. Friendly and enthusiastic guide. Such a shame: couldn't enter the main hall as there was a rehearsal. What a pity....More

Thank Joeri D
Reviewed 5 September 2015

If you like modern architecture and the chance to see building inside out, take this tour. The guides take you to places in the building that you cannot normally access and possibly you get to witness a rehearsal.

Thank Mary Z
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Fascinating building, the pride of Porto. Well worth checking out the cafe which has a great menu for a really good price.

Thank tryanythingonce
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The expectation is a lot, and you won't be regret. The time and money are well invest. Is like a museum, and the space, the building interact with you since the first time.

Thank Hugo F
Reviewed 29 August 2015

This place has moving walls so that the space can be configured for maximum enjoyment of different kinds of music and audience size. The acoustics are optimized in this manner so that the audience can hear the music with maximum enjoyment. Wish this were available...More

Thank leo1492
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

The history and concept behind the Casa Da Musica is extremely interesting. Concert halls really aren't my thing but the Casa really highlights the power of architecture.

Thank James T
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Well worth a visit as architecturally a very interesting building anyway. Good views from the terrace of the rooftop restaurant as well. Even better to visit if you get in for a concert as well as it's interesting to see and hear the auditorium in...More

Thank Towman2014
Reviewed 22 August 2015

I like this building, it's different from all the other buildings in Porto, and it's functional. I think the guided tour is worth it, they tell some peculiar stories about the place. And every time I have the chance I buy a ticket for a...More

Thank Ana B
Reviewed 20 August 2015

If you like architecture and music then this is the place to go. We didn't get a chance to watch a concert as they take a break for maintenance. However we did go on an ensightful tour with a guide who was very ensightful and...More

Thank Lloyd92
Reviewed 20 August 2015

i visited on a guided tour- i thought the price was fair to get a good insider view to the architecture of a really interesting building, even without getting into the main auditorium. The guides are architecture/design students, there was also a professional architect on...More

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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.
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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