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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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Great for modern art enthusiasts

If modern art's your thing then a trip to the Serralves makes a good half day out. Surrounded by large grounds and gardens it makes for a nice relaxed outing. Even if you are not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great building en beautiful parc, good for walking around (and cooler temperature). Exhibition in the museum and the parc are meager. The restaurant is nicely situated but we couldn't get any service, so we left.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If modern art's your thing then a trip to the Serralves makes a good half day out. Surrounded by large grounds and gardens it makes for a nice relaxed outing. Even if you are not a fan of this style of art ,you can still appreciate the architecture of the modern gallery and of the Art Deco villa next door;... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Expected more from exhibition collection, exactly the case when architecture of museum is more peculiar and interesting than the collection, park is very cosy as well with some contemporary art objects. Nice spot ot visit between Casa da Musica and beach in western part of the city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great place to escape for an hour or so, really peaceful oasis - nice gardens to wander round, good little tea shop in the grounds. There is currently a sculpture tour with various installations in the grounds. To get to it, use the 'hop on hop off' buses, or get a bus from the centre of town (102) or use... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I can understand why a visit here is not for everyone but I found it an excellent day out - from starting in the gallery and then wandering round the garden and spending time in quite stunning pink house (which also doubles as an art gallery space) - in fact the visit to that house / building for me was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A long way out of the centre and rather disappointing. Listed works of many artists who were actually only shown fleetingly in a film by another artist. Some of the work in the temporary show was quirky and interesting but the majority was thin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I'd have to agree with the reviewer who says that the park is not for everyone: if you're looking for perfectly manicured flower gardens, you'll be disappointed. But if you're looking for a wonderful park with a delightful variety of paths, views, and different settings, all under magnificent trees, then this is the place for you. Remarkably peaceful and uncrowded... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We really enjoyed our walk around this sculpture park - even though we were unimpressed with some of the so-called 'art'! We didn't pay to go into the museum but there was quite an interesting temporary exhibition *Yto Barrada) in the villa that was included in the price of the entrance to the park. After 3 days of the hustle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Serralves house and museum are in a wonderful Parc in the elegant residential area of Porto. There are some very interesting and amusing sculptures dotted around, a well stocked museum, at the time showing art around the theme of "under the cloud" meaning Hiroshima and it effects on them, art, and humans in general. Fascinating, yet some of the art... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Try to visit early Sunday morning if you can, you can get free admission from 10 am - 1:30 pm. Come early anyway though, the place is HUGE and you'll want to explore as much as possible! If you are in Porto, try to stop by. I wouldn't recommend it as kid friendly though (except for the garden and the... More 

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Address: Rua D Joao de Castro 210, Porto 4150-417, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 808 200 543
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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