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Serralves

Rua D Joao de Castro 210, Porto 4150-417, Portugal
+351 808 200 543
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Ranked #16 of 74 Attractions in Porto
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located in the heart of Oporto, the Serralves Foundation boasts a...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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!
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Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Serralves Foundation, at the edge of town, is an enclave worth visiting. It has fabulous architecture and gardens, excellent exhibitions, an important library—and it even has an excellent buffet.

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Odense, Denmark
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I had read many good reviews of this place, so I had high expectations, and was slightly disappointed with the place. Some parts were charming like the rose garden and the pond. The pink building can be visited but it is empty inside. The exhibitions in the museum were not very inspiring to me, but I think they are temporary... More 

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oporto
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A trip in the arquitecture, Arts, gardens, lakes....in a very beautiful place in the centre of Oporto....if you stay there one day it worths a lot !

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Brescia, Italy
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I went there in November at 5 p.m. , there was still some light but not too much... I visited the first building, where you usually buy the ticket and after I tried to go to the villa.... Unfortunately was completely dark outside and there wasn't any light on the path in the garden so I had to give up... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

One of the modern symbols of the city, the museum is great and the gardens too. On sunday morning is free ;)

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gloucestershire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The mirror art was incredible and I've decided I want a villa in Art Deco style with mirror art placed here and there amazing!

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Zagreb, Croatia
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224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I am not a fan of contemporary art, so the exhibition of this museum was not so interesting to me :/ However, you can visit the gardens and you won't be disappointed, it's one of the places you must see when you are in Porto!

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Porto, Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Yes, my wife and I walked from Casa da Musica (by choice - the walk is good). And yes, it is a long walk. but well worth it. The current exhibition should be seen by everyone who cares about the future of Porto. A fabulous piece of history. We also delighted in the mirror magic artwork, the sprawling gardens and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It's been the second time that I visit Serralves, and I came back only for the gardens. It's a beautiful large park, with several different areas. It is autumn now, and the floor was covered with yellow leaves. There's a lake, a field with cows, an essences garden, topiary, a lot of place to just sit and relax. Don't forget... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were lucky to visit the museum and gardens on National Museum Day when it was free. We weren’t as interested in the museum, and walked through it rather quickly, but the gardens surrounding it are quite spacious and make for a lovely stroll, with lots of nooks to rest in and grand vistas to view. One highlight: the huge,... More 

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