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Museu Serralves

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Serralves Museum and Park Admission Ticket
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Serralves Museum and Park Admission Ticket
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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...more
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Rua Dom Joao de Castro 210, Porto 4150-417, Portugal
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All reviews modern art tea house alvaro siza museum building miro exhibition anish kapoor permanent collection outdoor sculptures gardens are beautiful rose garden interesting exhibits free entry worth a visit great museum on display casa da musica sunny day
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

This museum does not feature exceptional contemporary paintings - unless I missed a gallery or two. At the time we visited, the attractions were an exhibit of Robert Mapplethorpe photographs and Anish Kapoor “creations”. The Mappelthrope exhibit is awful.........many photos of male genitalia and other...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

Museu Serralves hosts excellent exhibitions, and we were fortunate to be in Porto to see Robert Mappelthorpe's fascinating and controversial photos. In addition to the museum, the gardens are filled with a number of treasures. We found it especially intriguing to walk back and forth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Starchgirl
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We have lived and visited Porto now for 10 years and only discovered this gem one year ago. We thought the inside of the museum was average to above average (depending on the exhibit) and planned to return. We have now visited several times and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RandyMK
Reviewed October 11, 2018

The collection consists of a diversity of art pieces of which not all of them were my cup of tea but were intriguing to look at. The museum and gardens offer a great way to spend your afternoon a little outside of the city center.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lise S
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum during the free entrance sunday morning. Exhibitions space, building and gardens are kept in very good condition. Its a lot of space and light inside but the biggest advantage of this museum is quality of presented art. Visit in this museum...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Six of us went but the rating and opinion s strictly mine. There were three featured exhibitions, one of Maplethorpe photographs, one of Anish Kapoor small scale models in one large room inside the museum and one large installation outside, and a one room exhibit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

We love art museums and gardens, so we felt we should not miss the Museu Serralves. I was disappointed with the current exhibits. Perhaps it was just bad timing. The park area was a lovely and interesting though, and I would imagine that in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

No warning that most of the museum was closed for renovation. Outdoor sculptures underwhelming. Art Deco house was unfurnished. Gardens beautiful but I didn't go to a modern art museum to walk in a park. I'd skip it until they finish. Also, a message to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank occmed
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

I am not an art-lover, but something about the two art exhibits resonated with me, making the visit surprisingly fascinating. Anish Kapoor's work is truly a must see (Jul 2018 - Jan 2019). Both the large outside exhibit in the park and his sketches/models of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jack T
Reviewed October 4, 2018

It was a bit of a trek out to the museum from the city but worth it. The exhibitions in the gallery itself were very good but the grounds interested me more with several pieces of sculpture dotted around the beautiful gardens. The grounds were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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August 16, 2018|
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Response from JulietGR | Reviewed this property |
We ate in the café in the gardens, next to the former tennis courts. The food was good value and very tasty. We had toasted cheese and ham sandwiches; you could say it was quite "rustic," or not very sophisticated, but it... More
March 27, 2017|
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Response from JDF291016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, big albeit public space by the office, but as you'd only ever arrive by car I'd just leave your stuff locked in your vehicle - openly parked out front, minimal chance of any problem
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September 28, 2016|
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Response from keithlovestravel80 | Reviewed this property |
We bought the Porto Pass which gave us unlimited rides on the metro as well as busses, there is a bus stop across the street and in front of the entrance. If you're feeling adventurous it's walkable as well, straight down... More
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Wellington, New Zealand
Day-Trip From Lisbon: Sintra or Porto? (4 Replies)
I am planning my first trip to Lisbon in February, and I intend to do a day trip, although I only have time for one. Initially I planned to visit Sintra, due in part to how much everyone raves about it, plus I'd love to see its stunning architecture for myself. However I've just stumbled across Ryanair flights to Porto for only 22 euros return, departing from Lisbon at 8am and leaving Porto in the evening at 9pm. Porto is another city that I've always really wanted to see, and now I'm torn....More
October 24, 2018|
Response fromsms6778|
In my opinion Porto deserves more than a daytrip visit. But if you are going: Flying there seems cheap and quicker than going by train, but consider that you still have to be around 2 hours before at the airport and then take transport to city center, so at the end and considering that the train takes around 3 hours and you can get very discounted tickets when buying well in advance, flying isn't really better than taking a train. If you take the first and last AP trains you'll get almost...More
Wendy W
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Porto Itinerary (4 Replies)
Hi I've just booked a four day break to Porto between Christmas and New year. I have been googling all afternoon!! So far on my list are - Cais de Ribeira, Serralves Museum, Sao Francisco Church, Palacio da Bolsa, Cathedral, Clerigos Tower, Dom Luis Bridge. I don't think we would probably go to all of these, bur wondered if I have missed anything? We like a bit of culture and a few beers! Also any ideas for good and cheap(ish) vegetarian food places? I wondered about going to Espinho beach...More
December 18, 2016|
Response fromWendy W|
Thanks cubsur! We should have been in Lagos yesterday, but flight cancelled yesterday and couldn't find another suitable one at the right time etc! Looking forward to Porto though! Thanks as usual for your help!!
Lisbon, Portugal
Taxi and other stuff (0 Replies)
Going to Oporto (plane) for a full day mainly to see an exhibition in Serralves and have some questions: How much, roughly, is a taxi from the airport to Serralves Foundation? One from Serralves to Alfandega do Porto (customs) - we are having lunch nearby- and a final on back to the airport? Considering I am travelling with 2 relatives who are both 80 could you suggest some activities that doesn’t involve too much walking? We have been to Porto before and to some of the main sites...More
October 29, 2016|