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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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Description: Located in the heart of Oporto, the Serralves Foundation boasts a...
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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wonderful place and art, but kind of amateurish staff, and where are the sculptures?

some very interesting pieces in the current exhibitions, and I loved the gardens (especially the lake), though was puzzled by the absence of almost all of the advertised outdoor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

some very interesting pieces in the current exhibitions, and I loved the gardens (especially the lake), though was puzzled by the absence of almost all of the advertised outdoor sculptures. i also couldn't find a particular piece that was in the exhibition catalogue and none of the staff seemed to have a clue where anything was. eventually I was told... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Spent a day here checking out the contemporary art exhibitions and then walking through the gardens. This place is vast and has many areas to explore. It was a fantastic break from the sun walking through the gardens and woods. There is even a working farm and man made lake. Highly recommend!!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very nice buildings – Serralves museum – Siza's gallery is very unique architecture. Nicely outed in to the peacefull garden. Entry to the museum is free for students of art school. In park is nice atmospheric art deco building with water cascade. Tottally worth it and must see in Porto!

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Apart from the open space and the gardens, you can enjoy the contemporary art museum and above all, a magnificent art deco house.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We went on a Sunday morning and were happily surprised to find out that it was free, the rest of the week you have to pay. We went to Casa de Musica and from there we took a bus 201. 203, 502, 504. The museum is a very interesting building and regardless if you like modern art or not, it's... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The first time I went to Serralves I was a teenager living in Lisbon, I went for an Andy Warhol's exhibition in 1999 and I was amazed. It probably influenced my decision of studying architecture. It's a beautiful museum design by Siza, perfectly blended in the neighborhood. It usually has great exhibitions, but even the store, the library and the... More 

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Kuopio, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Serralves had not so much to gice for us. Modern art was not so interesting and the park was not so special.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Serralves art gallery & park is located to the west of Porto city centre easily accessible by bus ( 201). Although contemporary art is not to everyone's taste there were some interesting exhibits housed in a modern gallery. It should be noted that the display changes regularly so don't be put off by other reviews. The most enjoyable part... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Beautiful park to relax and see some nice contemporary works of art. You can walk around freely. The museum is not so great.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

The art collection inside the museum was average, but combined with a stroll around the large gardens by the museum makes the visit really worth it. There is also an interesting villa by the gardens, which has a small art collection as well. The villa itself is more interesting though than the art it contains. Would have been nice if... More 

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