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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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intersting small museum

we had good time in this museum. not much to see as very few exibitions but the leve was high and the building was real intersting

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Serralves- park and museum: great spaces to walk and increase the culture of art. AA aesthetic always present in these spaces.

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Thank Joaquim L
Carcavelos, Lisboa, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You have to pay 5€ but it's well worth it! The gardens are enormous and are very diverse. You'll certainly enjoy it.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we had good time in this museum. not much to see as very few exibitions but the leve was high and the building was real intersting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a bit disappointed with the museum because it is not so big and there are not many expositions. However, the highlights came when we visited the beautiful gardens around the museum. I wouldn't go again to the museum, but I would go a thousand times to walk around their beautiful gardens. With Student card we paid 5€ for... More 

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Thank Bornizo
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with my husband because according to our Porto-guide, it was supposed to be a must-see. I dare to say that I'm an open-minded person and an art lover, but the collection exhibited was really a disappointment. (Silvestre Pestana and Alvaro Siza). It consisted of very strange (you might say psychotic) images and some photos and sketches, without the... More 

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Thank Kirsten F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You must go as the new museum is in a very beautiful building by Alvaro Siza with interestin expositions. The garden and the old house are also very agreable to spend some time. the only perhaps is the price of 10 euro (or 5 only garden) wich is quite expensive if we think of Portugal.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I made the trip out to Serralves especially to see the Art Deco villa. Unfortunately, due to some special event the villa was inaccessible. As for the gardens, they are nice and big, but not well maintained. The Central Parterre, with the fountains you see in the photos looked nice, at least the bit of it we could see from... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For 5 Euro each just to see the garden, I was dissapointed! This place is in great need of some TLC. Alot of trees and boxwoods are dead or dying. Aside from the pond and the animals in the meadow it was a bust. And tge only flowers I saw were in the rose garden and they were not in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A park with not much in it and they charge 5e to enter Poorly maintained as is the case with most parks in Portugal

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth a trip if you find yourself anywhere west of the city centre. A real bargain at only ten euros for both the museum and gardens, and some tourist maps have a voucher for 10% off too. The gardens were looking in real need of attention and didn't compare well to Palacio de Cristal nearby. Especially the herb and... More 

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