Casa da Música
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The building's modernist design dreamed up by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas to some is considered to be out of place amongst Porto's more traditional architecture and has been likened to a landed meteorite. Yet since its completion in 2005, it has become something of a cultural icon in Porto despite missing its completion deadline to celebrate Porto being the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2001. The gleaming white irregular-shaped building stands an impressive twelve storeys tall thus dominating the skyline in the area. The two auditoriums inside have a capacity for 1538 people and now plays host to some of Portugal's most important music events, covering just about every genre you can imagine. The restaurant located on the top floor delights diners with breathtaking views over the Praca Mouzinho de Albuquerque, with the Rotunda da Boavista and over the Porto skyline beyond. The restaurant closes at 23h00 on weekdays and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.


Casa da Música

Casa da Música - Front View

People come from all around the world to experience live performances at the Casa da Música which range from classical to urban trend and popular music. Casa da Música is also home to four resident groups: Symphony Orchestra, Remix Ensemble, Baroque Orchestra and Choir.

As well as hosting live events Casa da Música plays an important educational role with creative workshops for schools and families. There are several bars and a popular rooftop restaurant with great views of the city below. For an updated agenda of performances go here: Agenda

Box Office:
Monday - Saturday: 10h00 - 19h00, Sundays & Holidays: 10h00 - 18h00
+351 220 120 220 |

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Casa da Música opens its doors for guided tours in both English and Portuguese between 11h00 and 16h00. Tours last for about an hour and are an excellent way of discovering the many faces of the Casa da Música. As you traverse the various spaces within the Casa da Música, the tour explains the thought processes involved in the design and construction of the building. Learn about the building's functions and concerts held there.

There are various types of visits. You can choose from the regular daily visits or those designed specifically for groups (in several languages, by appointment only). All of them will provide you with surprises and unexpected attraction points. After the tour, you can deduct the value of the visit on a concert ticket (Resident Groups' concerts only).

General Visit: In English and Portuguese, no appointment required: Daily: 11h00 & 16h00 | €10.00

Group Visit: A minimum of 15 people, in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, by appointment only:
Daily: 11h00 & 16h00 | €10.00

Tourist Visit: An extended visit offering the public the chance to explore the building in a relaxed and engrossing way. In addition to offering a Casa da Música brochure, at the end of the tour the group is taken to a private area of the building where they can quietly enjoy a glass of Port wine.
Daily: 11h00 & 16h00 | €12.50

Porto Card Porto Card: -50% | Bookings: +351 220 120 233 |

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Getting There

Bus: 202, 204, 402, 501, 503, 504, 601, 704, 803, 902 and 903 | Timetable | STCP Website

Metro: Casa da Música (Lines A, B, C and E) | Timetable | Metro do Porto Website

Contact Details
Avenida da Boavista 604-610, 4149-071 Porto, Portugal. | 41° 09' 30.3"N | 08° 37' 50.4"W
+351 220 120 220 |  Website


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