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Serralves

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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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What a stunning mansion

Took the local bus to visit the house and grounds. Well worth the effort for a pleasant afternoon in the park. The pink deco house is a must see

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took the local bus to visit the house and grounds. Well worth the effort for a pleasant afternoon in the park. The pink deco house is a must see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to visit this museum because we had the 'Porto' card which gave us a discount. I'm so glad we decided to visit. I'm not into modern art but the exhibitions they have are very unique and interesting, worth a look. Beyond the art are beautiful grounds that make you completely forget you are in a bustling city! I... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We particularly enjoyed the Villa and the gardens. The art exhibition was interesting. definitely worth keeping a day to look around this place especially if it is a hot day to just sit and enjoy the grounds.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Inexpensive cab journey out here. Wonderful building, great exhibition spaces too. The park though is wonderful - very beautiful, shady and atmospheric.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you read the 1 star reviews, you wonder where they actually went. Was it really here? Let me be honest, I don't like modern art. Some of the stuff on show in the present exhibition seemed to be the product of disturbed minds (this is not just an opinion plucked out of the air: just look in the eyes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Serralves Foundation consists of three venues on one site: the contemporary art museum, the garden, and the villa. The museum, designed by Portugal's eminent modern architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, is a very nicely laid out and spacious building containing examples of contemporary Portuguese art (as well as from other artists). It also has a cafe and restaurant. The gardens... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It really depends what exhibition is on at the museum. When we went, the art itself didn't really speak to us much. However, the garden itself is really lovely!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the gallery and the Art Deco house was just amazing. Set in fantastic grounds. A real oasis from the heat and the crowds in the town. If you don't like modern art / Art Deco and you are looking for a place for kids to run mad then look elsewhere but otherwise give it a look.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to a picnic in a great garden however it was disappointing very clinical and uninspiring. The trowel was the highlight. Fortunately it was free that day.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum (extra 5 Euros) was not on my agenda as I am not into modern art or archtecture. I did pay 5 Euros to go around the gardens. They are big and sprawling and include a lovely garden around the (empty) house with a pond and nice hedge. Much of the gardens seem abandoned especially the (fragrant) herb garden.... More 

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