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Casa da Musica

Avenida da Boavista 604-610, Porto 4149-071, Portugal
+351 22 012 0220
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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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Avenida da Boavista 604-610, Porto 4149-071, Portugal
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"modern architecture"
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"guided tour"
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"fascinating building"
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Reviewed January 24, 2018

We spent a wonderful Saturday morning here. The weather was colder and misty, so we were looking for an indoor activity. We listened to a player piano play an interesting mix of Mozart and Schoenberg. We then listed to some student musical performances while enjoying...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Good organization and excellent guides. I advise to visit the building and of course to attend a concert in the beautiful room Suggia. In the bar you can have a coffee and be surprised by magnificent jazz or pop concerts.

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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

There wasn’t discount for students, and there are just 2 hours to reserve a visit Anyway the place it’s awesome and the personal very kind :) I enjoyed stay there.

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Reviewed January 13, 2018

My friend wanted to visit this place because of its unique architecture so I decided to tag along. Very industrial inside. (not my taste, but still has some beautiful areas) The surrounding grounds are covered in undulating marble...very unique with a gorgeous look to it....More

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

After a long walk going up and down (mostly up) on small nice streets came to the concert house. We bought a guided tour (English) for 10 EUR where a really competent guide took us through different rooms. For about an hour we were given...More

Thank mikani
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

Over ten years old, this concert hall has been designed for many different types of music. The hall can be transformed by altering the shape of the ceiling (you will have to go there to see how!) and changing the material of the end walls....More

Thank curly000
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

Went there to hear the piano recital in July. It's a beautiful architectural building with a very lovely cafe at the entrance level. Wonderful acoustic sound. Was very glad that we were able to catch a concerto before the season was over.

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Reviewed December 28, 2017

It never ceases to amaze me how places like this can produce such high quality culinary experiences. A wonderful lunch which was enhanced all the more by the wonderful space in which it was served.

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Reviewed December 4, 2017

The modern auditorium is well-planned: the view and the acoustics are good from all seats. The restaurants are well-worth visiting, especially if a meal is included in the ticket deal (when they tell you the meal ticket is only valid after the performance, they are...More

Thank Ian2109
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

spent the evening in Porto listening to the Orchestra play an excellent sampling of Baroque music. Located in a near by suburb. Conduced by Nicholas McGeghan.

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September 27, 2016|
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Response from TravellingSMH | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You need to purchase a ticket for the excellent guided tour. Without a ticket you can't get past the lobby.
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September 21, 2016|
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Response from sally-allez-hop | Reviewed this property |
As with anywhere, it depends on availability. We booked online to make sure we weren't disappointed. It was easy to do and we picked up the tickets on arrival.
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Hello. Dinner is included. If you need more information please let us know. Regards André Alves Casa da Música
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