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Rua Dom Joao de Castro 210, Porto 4150-417, Portugal
+351 808 200 543
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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 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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Rua Dom Joao de Castro 210, Porto 4150-417, Portugal
+351 808 200 543
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We weren't all that impressed by most of the art on show inside the art gallery at the time of our visit, but the gardens were worth the entrance fee alone. There are some excellent sculptures, particularly Claus Oldenburg's Trowel, beautiful natural avenues of trees...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In a word, underwhelming. In my opinion not really worth the 5 euro entrance. The modern sculpture is not very impressive and the park is mainly woodland. The small number of specific garden areas were not especially well maintained or descriptive eg sundial garden with...More

Thank Jasmine101Surrey
Reviewed 5 days ago

A friend of mine insisted we go see the place. We visited the exposition of quite interesting paintings and ventured in the garden a bit, which ressebmbles a park. Overall a good experience, although i m not sure I would pay 10 euros again, for...More

Thank spilled_ink
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's clearly overrated. The only thing I (art lover) liked were the gardens, not the art in the museum, not the art in the gardens.

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a beautiful park with very friendly staff. It happened to be free entry when we got there! So relaxing and the pace of life is at a standstill. Lovely mobile coffee with sandwiches/rolls plus an icecream stand too. Very peaceful and small so you...More

Thank TravelbugCF
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to pay around 5E per person to access the gardens. (elderly people and small children, students and other special member have discounts). It was a nice place to walk, relax and enjoy. The gardens are very well maintained and had several architectural pieces...More

Thank Daniel E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best places in Porto. Each spot is different from the other. Just come in the morning and spend all day seeing and walking. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Jose C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pinkish buildings and wonderful gardens, great place to take photos, relax and enjoy the nature around

Thank Kasia R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temporary exhibition was great, the permanent collection was as ridiculous as modern art can be. Wished the tea house was open, that is such a nice concept.

Thank marlemarle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw signs for a free local festival so dropped in, nice park with woodland and lakes. Off the beaten track but very busy due to festival but good location and facilities. Saw a Joan Miro exhibition in the Art Deco styled Casa de Serralves...More

Thank Martin G
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Is there a cloakroom for coats and bags/suitcases?
27 March 2017|
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Response from ernieernie | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Don't know
how to get there from the centre of Porto by public transport
28 September 2016|
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Response from RKTrip1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Here are directions from the museum's website. We drove, and it might be easiest to take a cab or Uber. You can also use Google Maps when you know where you are leaving from in Porto: BY METRO Use lines: Blue (A), Red... More
how do I get there from the centre of Oporto
28 September 2016|
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Response from Keith S | 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