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Casa da Musica

Av da Boavista 604-610, Porto 4149-071, Portugal
+351 22 012 0220
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Ranked #13 of 74 Attractions in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Amazing place with an architecture very unique and peculiar. The restaurant is also very good. Good food and good atmosphere. The place it is totally worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

We visited on a monday morning and there were no tours to see the inside. A very spectacular building from the famous Dutch architect Koolhaas. Would like to visit the interior next time

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Estoril, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

beautiful building, the guided visit is mandatory, we didnt have the oportunity to go to an event but I think it's a must do

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We did the 4 pm guided tour in English, which gave us access to all the auxiliary rooms around the main hall. Very interesting to see the different materials used throughout it. Couldn't really get into the main room though, only peer in through distorting wavy glass panels, which was a shame. would have liked to have seen the roof... More

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Floriana, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This very modern building in its prominent location is certainly worth a visit. The way the spaces have been connected internally is unique. Don't miss it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Beautiful architecture inside and out. If you get the chance to take in a performance, do it. The acoustics in both concert rooms are just amazing. They also do tours of the building on certain days. Close to the Metro too.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

If you like architecture and music don´t forget to visit this amazing house of music. The exterior is like a music box it seems to be simple but when you get inside is like a new complex house.

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Amadora, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I went again and it is always different. The guide this time was amazing and even without visiting Suggia (there was a concert being prepared) it is worth to see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The building is nice, strange shaped, the same is inside, and the concert hall is big, but nothing really impressive. If you are in short stay, don't waste time inside, you can just pass by the building in some walk around. Or if you have time, enjoy in some concert.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

We went last night to concert at the Casa da Musica, we have got the hang of the metro and found this a breeze. Arrived early as instructed as we were to be in the Sala 2, a free for all ticket space for smaller groups. The concert and music was a wow, if you like alternate classical jazz string... More

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