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Serralves

Rua D Joao de Castro 210, Porto 4150-417, Portugal
+351 808 200 543
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Ranked #14 of 74 Attractions in Porto
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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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Floriana, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The museum is interesting but what sets it apart is the fantastic garden/park in which it is situated.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is bit unfair (Serralves itself sounds great) just worth pointing out to visitors to Porto that every museum is closed on Monday. Much as I enjoyed going to a Port lodge, might be an idea if Porto's tourism dept thought about the crazy possibility of alternating the days some of their museums close.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This art museum is not to be missed if you are visiting Porto. On the day we visited they had a great retrospective exhibition of Marwan - a huge body of work and interesting working drawings and sketches for paintings that were also present. Exhibitions come and go, but the highlight of this museum is the sculpture in the garden,... More

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Alameda, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Nice place to get away from the city and on Sunday it is free until 1:00pm. The grounds are worth a walk around and the exhibits are contemporary and fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We went there on Sunday and we were not disappointed! There was a festival going on, with life music. Lovely gardens, beautiful casa and a very interesting exposition of modern art: Marwan Do not miss it while in Porto

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Rio Grande, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It is lovely to find such a big green space inside a city! Serralves has beautiful gardens, lakes and besides a museum where the local and tourist can enjoy a day, have a picnic or whatever one fells like doing!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Apart from the contepory art there is a magnificent art deco house, a lovely cafe in the old tennis court, a long walk through open lawns anf woods down to a farm with cattle, horses donkeys and sheep.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We spent a good day walking and so wanted to visit the conpemporary art gallery, so known for itt's collections & space.. Neither the indoor space didn't disappoint, nor the outdoor park not give pleasure and freedom. However, the collection well what was going on and those pieces set amongst the gardens seemed to have gone for the winter?! As... More

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La Rochelle, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Wide place to visit .Interesting temporar exhibit in painting . Syrian artist: Marwann. Contemporary and a very dynamic cultural place in Porto. Nice garden to stay for half a day.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We visited to Serralves Foundation to view the contemporary art housed there. We were somewhat disappointed with the art that was on display but the visit was more than made up by the park and Art Deco illa that is located in the Foundation's grounds. The park is extensive and has a small working farm with animals but perhaps more... More

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