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Serralves

Rua D Joao de Castro 210, Porto 4150-417, Portugal
351 808 200 543
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Ranked #12 of 65 attractions in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Burnaby
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Admission is waived until 13:30 so it's not a bad way to spend a few hours. For the regular admission fee of 8.5 euros definitely not great bang for the buck. The museum content varies but was really scant in July 2014. The gardens are nice especially the small lake at the far end of the site.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Well worth a visit, most beautiful gardens. I spent my first afternoon in Porto visiting the Garden as it was just 20min walk from my hotel. I like photography and the camera certainly loved these gardens

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great to visit on a Sunday morning, when it's free. I do love Claues Oldenberg giant sculptures though. The park is wonderful and quiet as well.

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Ilkeston
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Modern art & gardens are two of our major passions & we travel many miles to see them. Having read other reviews we had high expectations of Serralves. We came away very disappointed both with the galleries & the surroundings. Though the main gallery & original ‘art deco’ house normally contain temporary & frequently changing exhibitions, both were currently exhibiting... More

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Vantaa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We first wisited park and found it amazing. You have all kind of surroundings, plant, lake etc. Park is very large, takes hours to explore the whole area. After couple of hours wandering we visited museum and were a little dissapointed. Maeby the exhibitions at that time weren't to our taste. Note that exhibitons variate from time to time. Our... More

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This museum and park is a beautiful hideaway in a place you'll never expect. The museum is modern and truly captivates the essence of the gardens surrounding it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is my favourite place in Porto, I think - I've already been twice and every time I'm impressed. Don't expect big names and well-known works every time - if you like name-dropping in modern art, this may not be the first place to go. But the shows and exhibitions we saw on both occasions were definitely worth it. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Please note that the museum changes exhibits every few months. so please check this on their website before you go. I saw photos from a friends visit and the art looked amazing! Sadly when I went they had an exhibit of modern art(and i use the word art lightly). Much of it was white boards with a dot, or maybe... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Everything about this place is worth a visit. The property is dreamy, and the art can be interesting if you think about it on some levels.

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Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Just under 7 euros to access this fantastic estate. If you like comtemporary art then this is a must. Great gift shop and beautiful gardens and Villa to see too. You could easily spend a the best part of a day here.

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