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Address: Avenida Boavista 604 610, Porto 4149-071, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 22 012 0220
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 19:00

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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Nice Architecture

Nice Architecture in a nice setting, close to a small park with large pillar monument. Nice to sit on one of the seats and watch the worl go by

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice Architecture in a nice setting, close to a small park with large pillar monument. Nice to sit on one of the seats and watch the worl go by

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting guided tour and a fascinating building, worth the journey, and worth taking a camera.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice concerts very nice and modern building, the cafe with live music ( maybe no all days ) friendly customer services

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner and fado, good food , great singing, bargain , as wine, food etc all included . Unforgettable 3 hours

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Can't imagine how could this guy sell the municipality of Porto on his claustrophobic and unfriendly design??? the "building" (calling this turd a building is sort of an undeserved compliment) feels so weirdly out of context, that local people turn their heads around to avoid looking at it and the only group that benefits are the skateboarders

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We have been twice now (every time we in town) and both times it was great! Auditorium is lovely and the building itself is great

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Casa da Musica is a really nice spot for persons interested in catching a free performance (at 10:00pm most nights in their downstairs cafe) or a brilliant concert experience in their concert hall (paid). I was fortunate enough to experience the latter, a violinist concert, and appreciated the ambience and the acoustics of the room. I was told that there... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Built by Rem Koolhaas, a famous Dutch architect, Casa de Muzica is a landmark of Porto. A large concert hall, very contemporary architecture, with a distinctive look. Located far from the historical center of Porto, it was a trip to arrive there on time for the concert. The building is distinct, with sharp corners and a complex structure, which from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Worth going there to visit and even more to go inside to experience a concert. We went to see Oporto's orchestra and it was beautiful to see how they constructed the sound inside. Recommend to go and see a concert.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I visited Porto in August 2016 with my family. I took a walk in the Boavista district which is the new Porto. I viewed the Casa da Musica from the outside and took some photos but I did not go inside as I was pressed for time. Across the street is a park with a large column that has a... More 

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