The Casa da Música is a concert hall in Porto whose construction began in 1999 so it could be included in the various projects presented for the European Capital of Culture in 2001. Unfortunately, it wasn’t completed until 2005.
This avant-garde structure is one of the city’s most emblematic symbols, especially of the modern part.
Praça Mouzinho de Albuquerque
Porto’s major concert hall is situated in Boavista, close to the Praça Mouzinho de Albuquerque, which is also known as Rotunda da Boavista. This large square houses a garden with pretty areas where you can rest.
In the middle of the square is an eye-catching sculpture that stands 45-meters tall. The monument, which is crowned by a lion on an eagle surrounded by soldiers on horseback commemorates the victory of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance against Napoleon’s troops.
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 7 pm.
Sundays: 10 am - 6 pm.
There are free English guided tours every day at 11am and 4pm.
Guided tour: 7,50€ (US$8.1)
Children less than 12 years old: free entrance.