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Address: Avenida Vimara Peres 72, Porto 4000-544, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 22 201 0033
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10:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Casa da Guitarra (The Guitar House) is a musical instruments shop...

The Casa da Guitarra (The Guitar House) is a musical instruments shop specialized on traditional Portuguese string instruments with special emphasis on the Portuguese Guitar. All instruments are handcrafted in Portugal. The instruments are treated as works of art, giving the deserved prominence to the luthiers, their construction techniques and materials. It is a place for musicians, guitarists, luthiers, music lovers or merely curious, where the knowledge sharing is the common link. On a weekly basis, the Casa da Guitarra hosts free concerts, workshops, exhibitions or seminars.The shop is located at the heart of the city, Between the Se cathedral and Luis I Bridge.

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We were staying at the Ribeira and didn't realize this store was at the upper bridge area so couldn't find it when we were looking for it but on our way back from a port cellar... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Ribeira and didn't realize this store was at the upper bridge area so couldn't find it when we were looking for it but on our way back from a port cellar visit at Graham's took a cable car & crossed the bridge and as luck would have it , there it was. We were lucky... More 

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1 Thank ishween S
london
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Booked the 6pm Fado concert in advance- to the amusement of the lady giving out tickets. Didn't need to but ended up with front row seats. Really fantastic singer and musicians. Nothing fancy but very good and just the right length and selection of songs for someone new to Fado music. The interval glass of port was a nice additional... More 

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3 Thank burnhammildmay
Paris, France
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Hello, Great and cool concert of Fado ! It's a very good concert to experience and feel the spririt of this kind of music. I highly recommend it ! And you have a glass of Porto at the interlude ;) Cheers, Xavier

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2 Thank Xavier R
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

We visited Casa da Guitarra as part of a walking tour of Porto and saw the beautiful musical instruments made there, especially the Portuguese guitars. The Casa also runs short fado shows at 6pm in an intimate little venue across the street - the Casa is easy to find because it's in the street that leads straight on to the... More 

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4 Thank Dennis G
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The ship is fantastic with all the guitars. Local Portuguese instruments with strange tunings. Professional and helpful staff. The instruments are of very high quality. The fado concert was fantastic. I can highly recommend a visit.

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5 Thank 3612
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

We went to the 6pm Fado "concert." Three performers played for about an hour. Two men and a women with the one women doing most of the singing and one of the men did a couple of songs. It was a really special night for us and at intermission we were served some port. Do not miss this as it... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

10€ 1 glass of Porto 1h of wine and beautiful exposed guitars If you never heard Fado or you want to experience a short session and have the opportunity of talking to the musicians and of course the singer, this is for you. Very nice way to start your evenings Everyday except sunday at 18:00

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1 Thank Nic_8
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I stumbled upon this great music shop, and decided to investigate. There were beautiful guitars, ukuleles, Portuguese guitars, and more displayed on the walls and in the windows. After taking in all the beautiful craftsmanship, I asked the shop keepers if they knew where I could see a good Fado show and they said one was scheduled in the shop... More 

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4 Thank BeautifulFernweh
Adelaide
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Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Our walking tour guide pointed out Casa Da Guitarra to us this morning and we were lucky that there was a brilliant Fado concert on this evening ( each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 6 pm for 10 euro per person). Soulful music in a small, intimate space....feel it... and enjoy looking at all the different guitars on display and... More 

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3 Thank AliT0m
Vaasa, Finland
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Reviewed 23 October 2015

By accident we found Casa da Guitarra and my husband, who loves guitars, had of course to get in and test a few of the wide variety of guitars, ukuleles etc. The staff was all friendly and ready to tell about the instruments. You were welcome to take your time to test different guitars. We were lucky because they arranged... More 

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