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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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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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Good modern architecture

Worth the metro ride just to see this - outside is stunning, and cleverly differentiated as you look from different approaches. Didn't go to a concert, but there is public access... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Worth the metro ride just to see this - outside is stunning, and cleverly differentiated as you look from different approaches. Didn't go to a concert, but there is public access to some impressive inner rooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Sensational architecture,probably the best building from koolhaas,super concerthall, must see for the interior

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a landmark building in Porto. It looks a bit odd but it is at the same time very elegant. Especially inside it is impressive, with a lovely view from the top. Well worth going to for a concert because the acoustics are wonderful. To be recommended if you can get in.

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Hampshire, UK
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

know it was well over budget not sure what for. Great place to know to tell the taxi driver if you are staying in that part of town,. Inside the stair case looked and felt like a multi storey car park.. smelled better. Check out the skate boarding dogs on the plaza outside and unless someone fantastic is playing,, not... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We went here for a visit and then a concert. Very nice acoustic. The place is amazing but very crowded.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

check before for English tours, so you can plan your visit ahead. you can only view the music theatres on a tour

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Almada, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

When i went for first time with friends we opened every door we found and climb every stairs of it ! Found lots of rooms, auditorium, bars and in top restaurant. Opened every day its a point you have to met. Discover very month night party called NOS Clubbing, a music night event, with a sort of types of electronic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Casa da Música, a great piece of 21st century architecture. Do visit the inside and, if possible, attend a concert there. Gold leaf walls in the main hall, resaturant at the top. There are many concerts every month, from jazz to classic, popular to rock music.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

So after coming out here solely to see this place recommended by other travellers I was truly disappointed when told that you cannot visit without a guide and it only happens in English ONCE per day (4pm mid-April 2015). I saw another reviewer say that half the things were not open rendering this visit not worthy. I was told there... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

If you like modern architectury, you will love it, otherwise???? It's better in real than on film. We did not visit the interior.

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