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Address: Rua Dom Joao de Castro 210, Porto 4150-417, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 808 200 543
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Located in the heart of Oporto, the Serralves Foundation boasts a priceless...

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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The modern art may not be your taste but the gardens are spectacular

Modern art can be difficult to appreciate but is usually easy to experience. Gardens like this must be seen. I walked around with my mouth open, continually stunned by the vast... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Modern art can be difficult to appreciate but is usually easy to experience. Gardens like this must be seen. I walked around with my mouth open, continually stunned by the vast beauty of the grounds. I could have easily spent the day here. We came late and only had an hour and a half before closing. That was not near... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yes, the Dom Luis I Bridge and the old town are great, but get out and see where natives live and go. We took the Number 1 Tram to the ocean front, explored, and then walked to the museum.. Had a terrific lunch there, saw the art, and then hit the grounds. The Casa de Serralves, the surrounding gardens, farm,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting building and gardens. Not an interesting collection. This reminds me of the Whitney in Manhattan. If you like bizarre "art" then you will like this. Even the gardens are boring with very few flowers. The tea house is disappointing. If you have a choice of things to do and you are not in Porto long, then do not come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit the Art Deco Serralves Mansion, enter the Modern Museum building and see the Contemporary Art on display. (In an annex is a workshop full of 'recyclable' children's art: maybe the most inspiring!)

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

In a city full of beautiful yet more classical architecture this place ticks so many boxes! The ultra modern art gallery with a number of exhibitions at one time, a sculpture garden and the most amazing Art Deco summer house I've ever seen this is a place not to miss when in Porto!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As much as I loved all the historic, cobblestone streets, it was nice to see a take on modern in Porto. Excellent museum, beautiful gardens... I recommend taking an on/off bus and making this a definite stop en route.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's worth the effort of going slightly out of the centre to see this. The art deco house and Garden are beautiful. The art gallery is modern art, not everyone's taste but I loved it. The restaurant has a good buffet lunch with plenty of vegetarian choices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this experience. The museum was really beautiful but what took our breath away was the park next to it. It is a rare park and we absolutely loved it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard a lot about Serralves and finally made it there during our visit to Porto. Thank goodness we didn't have to pay more the expensive 25 Euros that it cost us for two adults and three children. And fortunately, we didn't have to queue, having arrived there just after 10 o'clock. The museum building is modern and spacious,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably just unlucky that none of the three featured artists were interesting to me, but loved the park

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