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Located in the Ferreira Borges market, this is an important building which demonstrates typical cast iron architecture and is considered as a firm point of public interest. It acts as a multidisciplinary stage aiming to offer access to all forms of art, from music, visual arts, modeling, cinema, publications and literature to socio-cultural activities, workshops and conferences, education, recording and tourist activities.
CASA DA MÚSICA
Casa da Música is the main concert hall of Porto. It was designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas as part of the European Capital of Culture event in 2001.
SERRALVES, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY AR
Serralves Museum of contemporary art opened in 1999 in order to endow Oporto with a space dedicated to contemporary art. The Museum’s core objectives are the constitution of a representative collection of Portuguese and international contemporary art.
MUSEUMS IN PORTO
Not all cities can boast of the quantity and quality of their museums. Here they exist in abundance for all tastes and times, from sculpture to the press, from football to painting ...
MARIONETAS DO PORTO
Puppet theater is the term that designates, in the theater, the presentation made with puppets, puppets or manipulation dolls, especially those where the stage, curtains, scenery and other characters are built especially for the presentation.
SÃO JOÃO NATIONAL THEATER
The TNSJ is an Entrepreneurial Public Entity (E.P.E.) whose main public service objectives are the creation and presentation of various genres of theatre shows, in accordance with standards of artistic and technical excellence, as well as bringing audiences into regular contact with classic and contemporary reference works from the Portuguese and universal dramatic repertoire.
Don’t walk around looking down at the ground, or up to the sky – look at the walls around you. In Porto, art is everywhere.
CASA DA GUITARRA
Casa da Guitarra, being a musical instrument store, also supplies wood and other materials for building musical instruments, promotes concerts, exhibitions, music classes and construction workshops.
SOARES DOS REIS NATIONAL MUSEUM
The Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis was the country’s first public art museum. The collection of Painting of the Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis comprises about 2500 items that cover an extended chronological period, from the 16th to the 20th century. It is formed by two different collections, that of the Museum properly said and that of the former Municipal Museum, integrated in 1937, as a permanent deposit.
THE MUNICIPAL THEATER OF PORTO
Teatro Municipal do Porto, through its two hubs - Rivoli and Campo Alegre - presents a multidisciplinary programme open to a wide range of latitudes and different kinds of audiences, carrying out the strategy laid by the Culture Department since its reopening in September 2014.