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Serralves

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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“tea house” (38 reviews)
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Rua Dom Joao de Castro 210, Porto 4150-417, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I found it very difficult to find my way around this site. Firstly i wanted to sit in the tea gardens and enjoy a cup of tea. It was hard to find as there are no signs and it was CLOSED until 12. The restaurant...More

Thank babyboomercanberra
Reviewed 3 days ago

We thought we'd spend half a day here and ended up taking much longer over it. The gallery is interesting, featuring works by Portuguese artists and changing exhibitions that look beyond. When we visited a major feature was canvases by the African artist Julie Mehretu,...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent about three hours wandering around the gardens of Serralves during a recent trip to Porto. There were plenty of artworks to see in the grounds and the pink, art deco house was beautiful (you can even go inside for no extra cost!) The...More

Thank hercandcarver
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum the first week of July 2017. We found the architecture of the museum to be very nice, as well as the gardens. The temporary exhibitions were pretty cool too, probably even better than the museum's permanent collection. Our experience would have...More

1  Thank Ricardo D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved our day exploring these gardens after touring both art museums. Please note that these museums house extremely modern and representational art exhibitions. My favorites were the installations and assemblage pieces. The gardens have surprises at every turn, including a huge tree and flowering...More

Thank 12dbryan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum and park was at the top of my list to do. And after the visit, this is still the case. Price was 10 € but with the Porto card we had to pay 7.5 €. I discovered in this museum Julie Mehretu. Beautiful...More

Thank patje747
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just visited the gardens (5€), the museum and gardens are 10€. Three hours later and we had only walked around half the estate. Not really into modern art, but the gardens are an absolute joy. Formal in part, very natural in other parts. Some of...More

Thank HighWycombeCouple
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a real good day out.Not into modern art but very interesting.Nice big gardens and a fabulous buffet lunch at reasonable price

Thank Fred F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While away the hours in the fantastic gardens, walk round the whole magnificent house, unfortunately you cant get in, but its stunning. See the gallery with contemporary artworks installed, great place with an interesting museum. Thoroughly enjoyed it, just never had enough time to do...More

Thank Scottieboyuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Museum had some very interesting exhibitions. Basic collection felt a bit fragmentary. Went also to see the garden after museum visit, a lovely couple of hours there! Garden is huge and beautiful, and there's nice little tearoom.

Thank 46tiinak
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AlexWakeling
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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
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victorribeiro
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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
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