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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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Crazy exhibition, fantastic garden

Crazy exhibition (not sure if it was worth to see). Garden was fantastic, lots of flowers, blooming trees (magnolias and etc), small pound with turtle and ducks. There is even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The museum itself was not very exciting, and a large section was unavailable due to a new exposition being set up. But the garden is really lovely. Highlight for me was the villa, both the exhebition in it and the amazing building itself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Crazy exhibition (not sure if it was worth to see). Garden was fantastic, lots of flowers, blooming trees (magnolias and etc), small pound with turtle and ducks. There is even small cafe to eat and it is really romantic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This museum puts on display many pieces of the portuguese contemporary art, but also offers a stroll through a beautiful park and a visit to a magnificent succession-style villa.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Though I wasn't sure we got to see the whole collection on account of visiting during the free entry Sundays, we had a splendid time. The museum was a delight to wander around, with its exciting shows, and lofty architecture. The Serralves villa is an incredible chance to explore classic Portuguese art-deco architecture and to learn more about how the... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A beautiful, well-kept garden with the added bonus of being free for a few hours on a Sunday. We were lucky enough to stumble across a farmers market too. Lovely way to while away some peaceful hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gardens, very interesting place for people interested in architecture, modern art and spending some time at a quite place.

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Gloucestershire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I confess I'm not a lover of modern art, whilst realising that the genre encompasses a wide range of styles. So-called "installations" often leave me cold, but sometimes you can appreciate the thought that has gone into them, the craft or art that it's taken to construct them or the wit they engender. For me, the term "art" implies some... More 

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Porto District, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Serralves is one of the best Museums there is and the garden is marvelous. Don't miss it or you'll regret it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

If you like contemporary art, check the exhibitions calendar. We enjoyed the exhibits on view when we went there. The grounds are quite nice---lots of art installations, a te house, rose garden, and more. I think children would enjoy the grounds (and possibly the exhibits depending on what's showing). Also, they serve a buffet at lunch that was really good,... More 

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Amadora, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This place has both a museum and the gardens, which are free on Sunday mornings. You have the museum of contemporary art, but the highlight of this place are the gardens which are huge and well maintained. You don't have any Metro station nearby, so hop on the bus.

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Additional Information about Serralves

Address: 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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