Hey there culture lovers!
You’ve just arrived in Porto and you are very excited to know all the iconic places full of culture that our amazing city has to offer you, ESN Porto got you covered with these mandatory spots to visit in Porto, join us in the…
Visit the Casa da Música and PICNIC at Serralves Gardens
Tuesday, 12th September @ 11h30
First Stop is Casa da Música or, in English, the Music house.
The building was designed by the distinguished Dutch architect and urbanist, Rem Koolhaas and was conceived to integrate an innovative cultural project of Porto 2001-European Capital of Culture. The building, with its bold architecture, is designed to host all types of music – from classical to electronic, jazz to fado, major international productions to small-scale experimental projects. The site prides itself on the quality of its infrastructures and its dynamic, innovative and prestigious programming. It’s the first building in Portugal built to be exclusively dedicated to music from its conception.
Then we will go to the Serralves Foundation:
After Casa da Música we can relax in Serralves Gardens and do an awesome picnic. The Serralves Foundation’s mission is to share contemporary art, architecture and landscapes as well as aware about key issues facing society in the present and future, all amongst audiences from different backgrounds and age groups. The Foundation, designed by the architect Siza Vieira, has an approach based on its exceptional heritage assets, visible specially in the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Park.
The park has 18 hectares and it's composed of a wide variety of magnificent spaces harmoniously interconnected, so it's a good opportunity to be in contact with nature and enjoy the great diversity.
- Food for the picnic
To participate in ESN activities, you must buy an ESNcard, at the ESN Porto office (map here). It will cost you 10€, it is valid for one year and allows you to benefit from lots of national and international discounts with our partners. The office is open every week day from 2.30pm to 6pm, starting on 28th August. You must bring a photo of yourself (passport type) when you come to the office to buy your card.)
- Chargeable andante
The connection between the two places will be done by Bus. If you have Andante monthly pass you don’t need to worry because we’ll be in C1 area. If you use the chargeable Andante card, please bring it charged with a Z2 trip.)
Meeting point: Casa da Música building (map here) at 11.30 am
See you there!
- An ESNcard of this section required.