Casa da Música

Historic Building in Porto

Casa Da Musica, Porto
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Designed by architect Rem Koolhaas, the Casa da Música is one of Porto’s most emblematic buildings and was built as part of the Porto 2001: European Capital of Culture project.

The Casa da Música is a concert hall located in Porto, Portugal. It was designed by the renowned architect Rem Koolhaas and opened in 2005. The hall was built to commemorate the year 2001, in which Porto was designated as the European Capital of Culture. It is the first building in Portugal that was designed exclusively for music, serving as a venue for public performances and artistic training and creation. The project was initiated in 1999, following an international architecture competition which was won by the design submitted by Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture. Construction began at the site of an old tram terminus station at the Boavista roundabout (Rotunda da Boavista) in 1999, and the hall was officially inaugurated on April 15, 2005.

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Visiting Casa da Música


Monday – Saturday: 10am – 7 pm.

Sundays: 10 am – 6 pm.

There are free English guided tours every day at 11am and 4pm


Guided tour: € 10 (£ 8.80) Children less than 12 years old: Free entrance

Address: Casa da Música, Avenida da Boavista, Porto, Portugal
Duration: 20 minutes

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