Two of the sights a little bit outside of the city center are the Casa da Música and the Serralves Contemporary Art Museum.
The architect of the Casa da Música – Rem Koolhas – describes the concert hall as a meteor thrown into the city. He even added impact waves in the plaza outside the building, a nowadays favorite with the skaters and bikers. A guided tour is available for a visit behind the scenes, explaining much of the architectural intentions and attention to detail. Oh, and the blue tiles are present here as well, but as a mixture of Dutch and Portuguese artwork.
Another modern piece of architecture surrounded by a large stroll of greenery. Great symbiosis of scenery, architecture and the artwork on display. During the visit, a fall festival took up large parts of the park, making the area come to life.
September 22nd – 24th 2017