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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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A treat in Porto.

Be sure to visit the park after (or before) you had a look at the art... worth it! There's even a mini farm with animals where kids can pass some time. There's a big cimentary... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I LOVED Serralves. I had never heard of it before doing some research on my recent trip but I am SO pleased we visited. I am not a massive fan of contemporary art, so we opted to buy the ticket that allowed us to tour the grounds and the special Joan Miro exhibition (as opposed to both plus the museum).... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We'd heard good things about the gardens of the Serralves Museum so grabbed a cab on our first day (Monday) as its abut 5km to from the city without good public transport to it. It was closed! Apparently most museums close on Monday. We got left stranded and taxis don't hang around there on a Monday. After half an hour... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to visit the park after (or before) you had a look at the art... worth it! There's even a mini farm with animals where kids can pass some time. There's a big cimentary nearby (bus stop or 4 before) which is worth the visit also.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Serralves museum of modern art has beautiful grounds and the villa is an impressive specimen of Art Deco architecture. The permanent collection failed to impress me, but then I have little interest in post-modern art. We walked around the grounds and found the gardens a peaceful and beautiful escape in the city. The staff were friendly and helpful when... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch – Buffet (13 Euro, without beverage) at Serralves, private garden and modern-art museum (do not need to pay admission to eat in restaurant). Nice assortment overlooking garden

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The day we went the museum was closed, so we got tickets to visit the grounds. They were totally worth it. Lots of sculptures and vistas as well as activities to do in the woods, all connected to contemporary art. Absolute must-see.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good collection of art across both the museum and the gardens made a great afternoon. Not expensive either!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens were the best feature of the facility, including limited size museum and villa which housed an art exhibit while we were there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed the architecture of Sisa Vieira – the best Portuguese architect. I enjoyed the permanent exhibition of MIRO – the contemporary Spanish painter. Very good and took a full morning the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great experience! I went early to this gallery and gardens and it was a bright, sunny day, flowers all over and then went into the gallery for a look at the contemporary art. Had lunch at the restaurant, was a lovely day...

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