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Serralves

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Address: Rua D Joao de Castro 210, Porto 4150-417, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 808 200 543
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Located in the heart of Oporto, the Serralves Foundation boasts a priceless...

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!

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Beautiful gardens

We sadly visited on a wet day so we couldn't fully appreciate the beautiful gardens. The exhibition inside was interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Lisbon, Portugal
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105 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well in october it was raining alot... even with umbrellas we didnt dare going to the gardens so a next time visit is required... however there was an excelent exhibition inside which totaly made it worth it.

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Thank Pedro D
Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The contemporary museum is a great experience to do. Also the gardens are quite big and allow for a pleasant walk. Note that on Sundays in the morning the museum is free! There is also the tea house (no entry fee) that has good views and great teas, perfect for a summer afternoon

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Brisvegas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We sadly visited on a wet day so we couldn't fully appreciate the beautiful gardens. The exhibition inside was interesting.

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Barcelona, Spain
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on Sunday, when it's free. The museum is not great if you don't like modern art but the gardens are beautiful. Recommendable on free days.

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Thank juliahendler
Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Very beautiful botanical garden with a historical context, really nice lakes and a fantastic contemporary museum.

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Thank Claudio C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

One of the most beautiful gardens of Oporto. With different small environments. If ever come to see the museum, don't forget to go to the garden! You can use the same ticket. At Sunday morning, you bam enter the garden for free.

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Thank Jose Pedro P
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Nice way to spend a rainy day in Porto. They do have some free days which is worth exploring. The collection is not as interesting as the building.

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Thank Traveller1496
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

We spent an afternoon at Serralves and enjoyed it immensely. The art gallery building is an architectural gem itself and the collections are beautifully curated. The gardens are huge and definitely worth exploring - allow an hour or two just for this.

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Thank CarltonClassic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Very interesting museum, but the park and the villa in the park are maybe even more interesting. A beautiful spot where you can easily walk around for 2-3 hours. On Sunday mornings the admission is free.

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Thank Brian D
London, Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Visited in November 2015 and the exhibitions then were fantastic. The building and the park great too.

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