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“An absolute must-visit in Porto.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Serralves

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Owner description: 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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“An absolute must-visit in Porto.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

Great contemporary art, admirable architecture by Alvaro Siza (a star in Portugal), nice boutique and book store, delightful gardens.

Visited January 2013
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“museum of contemporary art set in lovely gardens”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

This has no permanent and we were lucky enough to see an excellent exhibition of Sarmento. It is a wonderfully designed modern space to show extensive collections such as this. Pretty gardens even in winter

Visited January 2013
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“Relaxing site and great modern art museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

This place holds a lovely garden, inspired in the french style gardens.

The house was designed by a famous architect, also the new Modern Art Museum from Priztker award portuguese and from Porto, Siza.

Shows regular exhibits from major European modern art artists, not only Portuguese ones.

Has nice tea and restaurant (for quick meals) with a superb view over the beautifull garden.

It is the most visited museum in the city and in the country, that must mean something too...

And it has two shops, one book shop and another with handcraft and souvenirs.

A secret: Sunday morning, entrance is free!

Visited January 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“A Must Go in Porto.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

One cannot miss the beautiful Siza Vieira building, the Gardens and the exhibits. Apart from the Museum, there's also Casa Serralves, also worth visiting. Check the Museum Shop as well.

Visited February 2012
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“Beautiful gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

This lovely estate offers a glimpse of an earlier era. The grounds offer serenity and beauty, the fountains, water features and distinctive gardens (touch and smell the herb garden!) providing a lovely respite in a busy city.

Visited October 2012
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