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“Small but nice art collection amid beautiful grounds”
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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!
Reviewed July 17, 2013

There seems to be no permanent art collection on display here so check in advance to see what rotating shows are on view. Although I saw some interesting works the gallery itself is quite small. The main feature is the gardens, which are worth seeing after you've viewed the art exhibitions.

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Modern art is a tricky one; the exhibition was not particularly to my taste but interesting enough.

The grounds were superb. I'd quite happily pay the entrance fee for the grounds alone. They were much bigger than expected and there was a surprise around every corner.

A lovely way to spend a good half a day...

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

If you are in town, just don't miss it. I live in Porto and I go often to Serralves just to walk in the garden or to visit the modern art gallery. It's just amazing... walking around enjoying the view and being able to see good art, it's just priceless.

Thank portogaiafan
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

The Serralves useum of contemporary art in Porto was an unexpected discovery for me. We actually went for lunch, and I didn't know where I was...until...
The buildings include the modern creation of Alvaro Siza the architect who designed the museum, as well as Villa Serralves, and art deco great building from the original farm. Lots of gardens, beautiful layout, in short, don't miss.

Thank miceguru
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

To be fair, on the day of our visit, the Villa and a large part of the garden were closed to the public because of a private event so we have seen only what was open - mainly the museum. The museum is a lovely building but it was almost empty of artworks an the little there was was not very exciting. So we felt disappointing - one more case of the empty museum syndrome (i.e. the Macro in Rome). Cities feel compelled to open more and more museums but there is not enough good art to go around to fill these empty temples.

Thank Toni13
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