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Serralves

Rua D Joao de Castro 210, Porto 4150-417, Portugal
351 808 200 543
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Ranked #12 of 60 attractions in Porto
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Located in the heart of Oporto, the Serralves Foundation boasts a priceless heritage estate, comprised of the Museum (designed by the 1992 Pritzker... more » Owner description: Located in the heart of Oporto, the Serralves Foundation boasts a priceless heritage estate, comprised of the Museum (designed by the 1992 Pritzker prize winning architect, Álvaro Siza Vieira); Serralves Villa (a unique example of Art Deco architecture); and by the Park (winner of the “Henry Ford Prize for the Preservation of the Environment” in 1997). As a European cultural institution serving the national community, the Serralves Foundation’s mission is to raise the general public's awareness concerning contemporary art and the environment. Serralves offers a wide range of different eating alternatives, throughout the day –the Restaurant in the Museum, the Auditorium bar or the Tea House in the Park.The Serralves Shop presents a wide selection of Portuguese and international contemporary design products and the Museum Book Shop specialises in publications dedicated to contemporary art. Located in one of Oporto’s most prestigious zones, with excellent access from the historic centre and main thoroughfares, the Serralves Foundation is a unique place in the city - where art and landscape, culture and heritage converge in a contemporary vision. A Must-See for your trip to Oporto! « less
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Highland Park, New Jersey
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We took the metro and a bus to get here (which were very easy to navigate) and really loved the grounds especially. The museum is quite small, but high quality. We did not get a chance, unfortunately, to visit the Casa de Serralves (we were worn out for the day), but I am sure it was equally spectacular. Totally worth... More

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Oeiras, Portugal
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Serralves is just an amazing place nobody can miss when visiting Porto. The gardens are magnificent (even for those who are not a botanic kind of person, like myself), emanating a complete sense of peacefulness. Explore the path and tracks, or just lay down on the grass reading a book or get some sun tan, it is up to you.... More

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Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I am here for the third time to visit this museum, but I find it unfair and racist there are no reductions or gratuita for Disabled people

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Paris
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The gallery hosts exhibitions (it has no permanent collection), so what you'll see varies, but the building itself and the gardens are really the stars here. Definitely worth visiting and easy to get to on the bus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Honestly, museum was too modern and futuristic for me but i love the park around. Great place to have a pic nic in sunny day. Lovely nature and peaceful animals

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Beautiful and immense gardens, very peaceful with all the different ground levels, water pools and long stretches. Worth checking also for its temporary art exhibitions.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Visit the pink and old house of Serralves.... Get lost in the museum of contemporary architecture. a great masterpiece of Porto architecture .

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This place always looks beautiful and the gardens are always taken care of (either is Winter or Spring). If you don't have an exact date to travel there always check the museum site so you can keep up with the expositions they have so you can catch a nice one! And don't forget that if you go Sunday morning you... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Wonderful museum in a lovely park. Due to the bad weather we focused on the museum, which is free on Sunday mornings. We loved this: lots of other families with children, and museum staff are extremely accomodating to yiung visitors. Are you more into a quiet visit, another time might be best. The building in beautiful and we loved several... More

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Sintra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

If you like modern art this is the place to go in Porto. All exhibitions are normally of very high quality and the building is worth the visit alone. Designed by Siza Vieira it has incredible details that will make you wonder. Check the narrow corridors that end in a burst of light. After you check the collections please visit... More

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