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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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Rem Koolhas has done a good job as an architect and I was lucky to see it on its 10th anniversary of constructing. Good if you like to visit modern architecture buildings.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Rem Koolhas has done a good job as an architect and I was lucky to see it on its 10th anniversary of constructing. Good if you like to visit modern architecture buildings.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had been told that it was free to get in, a spectacular building and well worth the trip out of town. The building was nothing special from the outside. (I guess we have the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne and the Opera House in Sydney so hard to compete with those). There were only two tours and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This place is well worth a visit, whether you just have a drink in the ground floor cafe or see some live music. We did both, visiting twice because we liked it so much. We bought cheap tickets to a live orchestra performance which was brilliant - definitely see something there if you can. The building itself is amazing and... More 

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Lisboa, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

one must go inside and enjoy, to me is enough reason to go to Porto; it seems odd from the outside mainly beeing located in a wide roundabout, inside is full of surprises.

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Porto, Portugal
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I used to live very near this building and always found it rather ugly. It is now already starting to show it's age and slightly naff construction. The unfinished concrete look hasn't aged well. The steps up to the main entrance are way to steep and tricky to navigate on the way down. I've seen many a tourist slip on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

With a magnificent architecture, Casa da Música is certainly a must for everyone who loves music. Period.

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Macau, China
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If you are checking Casa da Musica, chances are that you are either an architect or a music enthusiast. I would put my money on architect. I am no architect myself, but I lived in Porto for a long time and always enjoyed driving by the wicked geometry of Casa da Musica. It's definitely worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Top arquitecture ! Good restaurant ! Nice view and a wonderful cultural program ! Do not miss when you stay in Oporto ! See the website !

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Roeselare, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I would not go there just to see this place. It's a special building, yes but I would have had enough just looking at the pictures. Once inside, most of the areas were closed to the public (we visited on a Sunday). I think there are nicer places to go to when in Porto. It's better to spend the day... More 

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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

I love modern buildings and making pictures from them. This is an ideal spot to make some interesting photos.

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