Casa da Musica
The Casa da Musica in Porto is a famous architectural work by contemporary architect Rem Koolhaas. Conceived in 1999 to celebrate Porto being the European Capital of Culture in 2001, the building was the first in Porto to be dedicated solely to music.
Opened in 2005, the Casa da Musica is a trapezoidal building with a geometric design. In addition to the main concert hall, the building is also home to several restaurants and bars.
The building, as the name implies, hosts all kinds of musical performances and concerts in Porto. From classical music to Portuguese fado, the Casa da Musica is a great place to see a show.
If you can’t make it to a performance but still want to see the building, visiting the Casa da Musica in Porto is free. Visitors are allowed to wander through the rooms during the day. There are also guided tours of the Casa da Musica in English at 11:00 and 16:30 daily. The cost is 3 euros for adults. Children under 12 go free with a ticket-holding adult.