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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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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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Worth a Visit and Great Views

This weas an amaziong building and wonderful displays and features, and there were marvellous views over Porto from the roof balcony.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

This weas an amaziong building and wonderful displays and features, and there were marvellous views over Porto from the roof balcony.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We paid for the English language tour of the building, it was informative and a very interesting introduction to this unique building.

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Izmir, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

So, of course I got lost in this place trying to catch up with the tour, which was very interesting and takes about an hour. Our guide explained all of the different design concepts, acoustics, etc and afterwards you can go to the rooftop terrace and see amazing views. (There is a really old cemetery right nearby if you're into... More 

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Kiev
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

As it is located our of popular city paths, this masterpiece by Rem Koolhaas usually remains unseen. Daily visits in groups. Nice creature of engineer thinking, lots of glass and wood inside, tile room and room with sound-absorbing soft walls. Nice spot to have a drink and make unusual shots

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a building you will love or hate. It is an unusual design and worth a look. There is a cafe and also a restaurant (not cheap) on the 7th floor. Daily tours are available.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Well worth a visit for the excellent unhurried tour in English of the whole building, which is well thought out and contains several other music-related facilities than the main concert hall. I didn't attend a concert so cannot comment on the acoustics but the design makes great effort to maximise the sound quality. If you want a meal there, older... More 

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Oshakati, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Very high end in all it's mean. Nice service food and programs with the very good sons in the teatre.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This building has a fascinating architecture however as we didn't attend any concerts we couldn't appreciate what it has to offer internally.

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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Such amazing architecture. A grand structure, bringing together old and new. Great rooms inside. Loved the different use of ceramic tiles.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

But very different from a library. We got tickets to the English lecture/guide for here -- and that made all the difference. Very interesting place. It was designed specifically for performance with various rooms for different purposes.

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Additional Information about Casa da Musica

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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