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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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 was one of the things on the to do list and was not disappointed. It was a nice picture moment.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the things on the to do list and was not disappointed. It was a nice picture moment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent concert hall, one of the best in the world. Interesting architecture. I recommend guided tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique architecture, really cool and impressive building serving a great purpose. For music creators and lovers inside and for the skateboard riders on the outside ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Following a tour of the Casa da Musica in Porto which was a most interesting construction with so many facilities for all types of music, we decided to attend the concert performed by the Porto Symphony Orchestra on the 30th October 2015. They played Mahler's 1st Symphony which is a particular favourite of mine. It was a fantastic performance of... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything is amazing in this place: architecture-wise, it's a gem. Navigating the thing is a different beast altogether: elevator accesses, bathroom locations and stairwells make absolutely no sense. Another small blemish on the amazing Suggia room is the chairs. Chair noise in a music hall is not tolerable at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this amazing concert venue on Sunday evening and were lucky enough to see the excellent German chamber orchestra Akademie fur Alte Musik perform a programme of Bach works. Not only is the building visually stunning the acoustics are unbelievable. At the price of 15 euros per seat I would recommend anyone visiting the building to try and catch... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How great to find this wonderful gem of modern architecture here in an historic city! Well worth a visit to look inside and outside. Not much else to do here though except have a meal or coffee in the bar on the ground floor.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main point is music - not much to see otherwise, I felt. Posh restaurant on the top floor, closed when we visited. A basic canteen on the ground floor was open - good value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely looking building from the outside and visually a striking architectural piece. A shame the actual auditorium is closed to the public when there is no show on though as it would have been interesting to get a true feel of scale

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas designed this beautiful building. It is a opera house but looks very special. Inside a lot of metal, steel and beautiful lights. The concrete looks really nice at the outside. Must see when ur in Porto.

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