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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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Avenida Boavista 604 610, Porto 4149-071, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 May 2015

Casa da Música, a great piece of 21st century architecture. Do visit the inside and, if possible, attend a concert there. Gold leaf walls in the main hall, resaturant at the top. There are many concerts every month, from jazz to classic, popular to rock...More

Thank ruilc
Reviewed 30 April 2015

So after coming out here solely to see this place recommended by other travellers I was truly disappointed when told that you cannot visit without a guide and it only happens in English ONCE per day (4pm mid-April 2015). I saw another reviewer say that...More

1  Thank Maria Z
Reviewed 29 April 2015

If you like modern architectury, you will love it, otherwise???? It's better in real than on film. We did not visit the interior.

Thank Jean H
Reviewed 24 April 2015

one of the greatest works of Rem Koolhaas, very radical design ... did not have the chance to assist to a concert but the hall is impressive and I've heard acoustics are almost perfect.

Thank Guillermo M
Reviewed 22 April 2015

After paying 6€, we didn't expect to be told that the main performance room was not open to visit, and we would have to look at it through side windows. The sounds room was not working either. So not much to see or do. Check...More

2  Thank nickh6511
Reviewed 17 April 2015

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.

Thank Ava_Wind
Reviewed 13 April 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...More

2  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 13 April 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...More

1  Thank Georgia S
Reviewed 11 April 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.

Thank mariaLisboa_Portugal
Reviewed 1 April 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...More

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Hi, do I need to purchase ticket just to see around inside the building area?
27 September 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.
Can you buy a ticket at the door on the day of your concert?
21 September 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.
Is dinner included in the 35 euro price of the ticket for Fado a Mesa on September 25?
22 August 2015|
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Response from AndreAlvesCdM | Property representative |
Hello. Dinner is included. If you need more information please let us know. Regards André Alves Casa da Música
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