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Serralves

Address: Rua D Joao de Castro 210, Porto 4150-417, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 808 200 543
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Ranked #23 of 131 things to do in Porto
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: Located in the heart of Oporto, the Serralves Foundation boasts a...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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!
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Porto, Portugal
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This museum/art gallery is definitely worth visiting. You can either visit the museum which has a variety of different exhebitions, or you can visit the beautiful and enormous park, or both. It also has a nice library, university students tend to study there. WORTH VISITING! Prices: - Museum and Park - 8,50 euros - Park only - 4.0 euros Free... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A great spot for art lovers and nature as well. Here you can visit different art exhibitions changes often during each year. Painting, sculpture, photography, etc. Also the garden is quite fascinating and a pleasant place to walk around, especially with good weather, in the garden you can find a good tea house, where you can sit and enjoy the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

if you plan to visit Portugal and Porto you can't miss Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and the park around. A wonderful Alvaro Siza's architectural project and exhibitions that always surprise us...lunch in the restaurant is also a good option; don't miss the store with very attractive gifts...

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Wevelgem, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I have travelled a lot lately and have visited a lot of museums of modern art but this was not worth the term 'museum of modern art'. Thank god we got in for free or else i would be very dissapointed. The exposition inside wasn't that impressing, i felt like walking in a workroom of an architect. There is also... More 

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Toronto
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

For admirers of Art Deco architecture, the villa of the Count of Vizela (1895–1968) on his estate Quinta de Serralves is worth a trip to Porto while in Portugal. Although the house is empty of furniture, it is a very grand residence to visit for its fine proportions and majestic rooms, built between 1925 and 1944. The only disappointment is... More 

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Lisbon
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

You need a full day to see all of the huge and beautiful garden, full of little (and big) pieces of art, and then visit the museum. Pay attention to the day of the week, on Sundays everything is free!

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Maia, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

If you like art, architeture, gardens, cullture this is the place. Lots of things to do, nice for children, familys, young couples, and all the culture lovers

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Porto, Portugal
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A little way from the centre of Porto, but the visit is mandatory. I have been here multiple times. This time I went to visit the SAAL exhibition. SAAL was a pioneering experiment in Europe, setting up technical teams led by Architects who, in collaboration with local communities, tried to address the urgent housing needs of underprivileged communities across the... More 

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Went there with huge expectations and wasn't disappointed. The architect is grande Alvaro Siza, so it must be good. :) beautiful and peaceful gardens, view on Serralves residence, but above all: museum with great exhibitions! One of two things not to miss in Porto: other is Casa da Musica.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The green huge gardens, are for me the main attraction to that museum, the giant sculptures coming from the ground are amazing!

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