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Address: Av da Boavista 604-610, Porto 4149-071, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 22 012 0220
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Description: 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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This place has a very attractive architecture and very interesting events happening often! A nice place to visit once it is one of the culture icons in town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This place has a very attractive architecture and very interesting events happening often! A nice place to visit once it is one of the culture icons in town.

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Porto, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Rem Koolhaas at his best... a shame about the rest. So much potential in terms of rejuvenating the city but under and over valued at the same time. The acoustics are sub par... the shows are relatively safe in musical choices and advertising could be done better to attract the crowds. The restaurant is hit or miss.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went to Casa da Musica at Porto and found it great. You can walk arround freely and tickets are really cheap. Afterwards you can just sit in the stairs and see the skaters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We wnet to make the guided tour and love it. The guide took us to all the places and it was wonderfull.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We booked to see the 4pm English guided tour of the casa da musica. Very interesting and fascinating tour which worked through all the rooms of the venue. One of the only music halls i have seen with windows!! Very clever design and architecture. Good host who gave ample opportunity to ask questions. The tour lasts for about an hour... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went to a small piano concert here and the acoustics were quite good, but the building itself from the outside is a bit hard to get to and nothing special. a lot of concrete and not much soul. Still we had a good time. We also ate a the restaurant and though it had good reviews the service was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Loved this. We had a guided tour in English from a great guide - Teresa. Learnt so much about this fascinating building. had a lovely simple lunch in the basement cafe which was silly cheap !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect designed this architectural wonder of Porto just for music. From outside you won't realize it is 12 floors. Like a meteroit in the middle of the city. The white building inside is very different, everywhere metal. But when you enter into the concert hall, you will have quite a different feeling - wood and glas. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

the building is unique and very creative designs on the inside. interesting place to visit and take artistic fotos.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Not much to see unless you are going to a concert there. Unable to go to the upper floors for some reason. a bit disappointing

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Additional Information about Casa da Musica

Address: Address: Av da Boavista 604-610, Porto 4149-071, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 22 012 0220
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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