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Casa da Musica

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Address: Av da Boavista 604-610, Porto 4149-071, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 22 012 0220
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Casa da Musica was conceived to mark 2001, the year in which Porto was...

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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Fantastic building. Wonderful acoustics. Could hear all 22 voices in the choir singing Rachmaninoff's Vespers Comfy seats

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic building. Wonderful acoustics. Could hear all 22 voices in the choir singing Rachmaninoff's Vespers Comfy seats

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Concert marked the beginning of a season of Russian music. Comfortable seats with plenty of legroom and the same price wherever you sit in this mould-breaking auditorium. Inventive conductor had the orchestra doing unusual things (including playing n he dark at the start of a piece by Shnittke).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was given a guided tour that I booked with my group in advance. Each ticket costs 5 euros and it is worth to visit especially if you're a fan of arts, namely music.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of those places where you go once, and want to come back over and over again. The acoustics are incredible, the seats phenomenal, it is a shame that the programme hasn't got world class standard, because Casa da Musica certainly has it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Weird place yet fascinating. Great for taking pictures and even better to listen to a concert due to its great acustics.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rem Koolhaas, architect, designed the "House of Music"! Emblematic site of the city located near the Avenida da Boavista. Easy access by public transport. Visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Great restaurant! The architecture is amazing and the restaurant is fabulous, with great food, excellent service and wonderful atmosphere!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I haven't entered the House of Music, yet, so i can only speak about my impressions about the building. The design is certainly different, and i guess for people that like this sort of modern design it is quite impressive, to me i just seems kind of weird and not very integrated with the landscape surrounding it, which i guess... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

The Casa da Musica is an architectural masterpiece. If you like the spaces, materials, shapes and surfaces you should definitely check it out. Amazing how they use the stone and metal, the geometry in free and creative way. The 6€ guided tour starts at 11:00 and at 16:00, I recommend it! Unfortunately, we didn't know there is only 2 tours... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We took the guided tour at 11 am and it was very nice to discover the concept behind the building and how its acoutics works. The guide lady was very nice, awesome tour (6 euros), definitely recommended!

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