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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
+351 22 012 0220
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Did the 16.00 english tour. Costs €7.50 with discount for Porto card or hop on/off bus tour ticket holders. Modern building and excellent guide. Tour takes about an hour and it is certainly worth taking to see all the innovative features incorporated into the building....More

Thank cappa60
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic music venue. Modern architecture and great design. Try and get booked on one of the tours of the venue. The one we attended was very informative and relaxed. Even had a bit of "audience participation". We took the metro then a bus to get...More

Thank kilnerman
Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Porto, do not miss taking the 1-hour tour of the Casa da Musica, which serves as the city's main concert hall. Both the exterior and interior of the building is an architectural marvel, and the tour is extremely informative and interesting. It's about...More

Thank icopnick
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointed to walk here for midday and find that the only tour we could go on was 4pm. Cafe was empty and did not look open.

1  Thank Graemew91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

State of the art concert hall offers free Saturday concerts and tours of this fabulous building. Well worth your time to visit.

Thank Candice H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight I attended a free concert held outside just off the cafe area. Ela Vaz and her band were top notch and evening/weather could be more perfect. Will return to see a performance inside or take a tour.

Thank cstocker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Casa da Musica is very close to the metro station, so if you have time to stop, you won't regret it. It's a modern building, and I prefer older architecture. But since it was so close to metro station, and I had plenty of time,...More

Thank Maja H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the area call to see the architecture but don't go out of your way. If you do visit then the close by Jardim da Boavisita with its magnificant monument should be visited.

Thank JW1Cumbria
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was hyped up in the guide books to be something very special when in fact it is very ordinary. Maybe the music is good acoustically but the building is not exciting. There is a cafe on the ground floor, not cheap, but has a...More

1  Thank Happy_traveller726
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to a concert here fab place and good to have a drink in the bar before the performance. Very user friendly as there are escalators

Thank DianaMcdonough
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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.
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.
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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