Casa da Música

Designed to mark the festive year of 2001, in which the city of Porto was designated European Capital of Culture, Casa da Música is the first building in Portugal aimed from its conception to be exclusively dedicated to music, either in public performances, or in the field of artistic training and creation.

Casa da Música’s project was set in motion in 1999, as a result of an international architecture tender won by the project presented by Rem Koolhaas-Office for Metropolitan Architecture. Excavations began in 1999, at the old tram’s terminus station in Boavista roundabout (Rotunda da Boavista), and Casa da Musica was inaugurated in the spring of 2005, on April 15th.

  • Spaces
    With Rem Koolhaas’ signature, Casa da Música is a fundamental reference of contemporary architecture, attracting visitors from all over the world, who praise its boldness, grandeur and versatility.
  • Guided Tours

    Discover the different types of guided tours we have for you


  • Catering service areas
    Casa da Música has different catering service areas that allow for a wide range of services.
  • The Work

    In 1998, the cities of Porto and Rotterdam were chosen as European Capitals of Culture for 2001. This announcement set in motion a long and complex process of resource management, creation of artistic, social and educational programs under the responsibility of the newly created Porto 2001, S.A.. Amongst other initiatives the promising idea of Casa da Musica arose: a building of unique characteristics where the music would have a home.

  • Orpheon Portuense

    The Foundation Casa da Música makes available the records of this organisation for analysis by students, researchers and scholars in the fields of music history and the city of Porto.

  • Clipping
  • Technical informations

    Here you can find numerous technical information relating to the spaces of the Casa da Música

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