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CASA DA MUSICA

Porto's Architectural Marvel

Casa da Musica This twelve-storey, irregular-shaped building was designed by world-renowned architect Rem Koolhaas exclusively for musical performances.

It opened in 2005 and for admirers of architectural marvels it justifies a visit to Oporto on its own.

The striking white concrete structure is an inventive building. Inside the 1,300-seat auditorium of perfect acoustics is a baroque organ pinned to the wall, and the VIP room has hand-painted blue tiles, blending contemporary minimalism with traditional touches.
You can see it all in a highly recommended guided tour.

Top international orchestras have already played here, and there is also a resident company. On the top floor is one of the most sophisticated restaurants in the city.

From outside some have described the building as looking like a meteorite landed in the middle of the city. It's located on the city's main avenue (Avenida da Boavista that stretches for 7km toward the sea), on a roundabout that is overlooked by a column bearing a lion and a flattened French eagle -- a monument that celebrates the victory of the Portuguese and British in the Peninsular War.

How to Visit

Location: Avenida da Boavista, 604-610
Getting there: Metro - Casa da Musica station
Contact: 22 012 0220
Find out more: www.casadamusica.com

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PORTO ATTRACTIONS

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DOM LUIS BRIDGE
SÃO BENTO STATION

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SERRALVES MUSEUM
SOARES DOS REIS MUSEUM
ROMANTIC MUSEUM
TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM
WORLD OF DISCOVERIES MUSEUM

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FOZ DISTRICT
BOLHÃO MARKET
CRYSTAL PALACE GARDENS

CHURCHES
THE CATHEDRAL
SÃO FRANCISCO CHURCH
CARMO CHURCH
SANTA CLARA CHURCH
CLERIGOS TOWER
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MISERICORDIA CHURCH
TRINDADE CHURCH
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