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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 5 days ago

I booked tickets to attend a Fado evening in the Casa da Musica restaurant on the top floor of the building. It cost 70 euros for 2 people to include a 3 course set menu with wine and water and Fado played during the evening....More

Thank melh13
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great COncert room where architecture shows its power. From the main room to the stairs and lobbys, one might say that after checking the outside, the interior does not disappoint in any way.

Thank Jorge M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the 11:00 daily guided tour for €7 each (daily tours also at 16:00), well worth it as the tour includes all of the little side rooms that would normally be off limits, as well as the main auditorium and public areas. No need...More

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Casa Musica, designed by OMA (Rem Koolhaus) following an international competition, was apparently conceptualised as a meteor landing in Porto. It certainly quite alien in form & composition to the rest of the city's urban fabric. I've never been overly turned on by his...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A modern concert building with excellent accustics. Very reasonable prices. Good value for your money.

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cant comment on the inside as too tight to pay to go on a guided tour. But the outside is worth a visit and is rather grand.

Thank warbis66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With total costs of over €110 million (the original budget was below €35 million) the Casa da Musica must be Porto's most expensive modern building ... While the interior of this concert hall is absolutely impressive and functional we were a bit disappointed that after...More

Thank Jurgen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for a look around and you have to book a tour at fixed times in your language of choice, the cost is 7.50 Euro. We were pushed for time so were only able to appreciate the building rather than its contents!

Thank simontk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rather than going on your My wife and I bought tickets to see the Mozart and Hayden concert . We rocked up at 7.20 for the 7.30 concert. There was queue but the staff worked efficiently through we were given good seats and it was...More

Thank 6112pa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got tickets early in the day. Be at venue in time. Well-organised, punctual. Portuguese and some explanations in English. The singers and musicians were excellent. Would recommend.

Thank Rosieps
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adhitaw
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.
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looking4world
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.
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Carlota443
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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