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Casa da Musica

Avenida 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank mike m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped by to see it as it was recommended by the tourist office. It's basically a big modern box. Not much to see. I would have skipped it if I'd known.

Thank JenniferInMontreal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here in October while on a work trip, and got a private guided tour, a stunninly beautiful building, which had the orchestra playing while we were there. We also had dinner in their roof top terrace and we were served some of the finest...More

Thank AmandaBid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the Fado at the Table which includes supper, wine and fado. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and given the wine and music was also included this was attractively priced. The venue is small and intimate. The music...More

Thank Traveller376
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When i booked my trip to Porto, Casa da Musica was a must see thing on my list. Of course mainly because i am an architect and because that building is the new focal point of the city. I did not have the chance to...More

Thank Marta P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we visited, a lot of the building was restricted access so we couldn’t see as much of it as we’d hoped. From the outside, the building is impressive but not beautiful. The cafe was very good and reasonably priced. All the books said that...More

Thank Sorellina
Reviewed 30 October 2017

You are not allowed to wander around this place, you must join in a guide tour, so check the times. Fabulous building

Thank TechnoGeoff
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

If you can, book this before you go and have an outstanding evening. You start with canapés and wine and then move to your table. The fado and the meal are mixed up - one course and then a short set. Both were excellent -...More

Thank corrie_clan
Reviewed 23 October 2017

A sensible architectural solution for the concert hall. Unfortunately I visited the building in the morning, so I could not see the interior.

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adhitaw
27 September 2016|
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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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looking4world
21 September 2016|
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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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22 August 2015|
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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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