Museu Serralves
Museu Serralves
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
The Serralves Foundation is a cultural institution with a contemporary vision of Art and Landscape, being considered one of the cultural institutions of reference in Portugal and the most relevant in the north of the country. The Foundation’s landscape and architectural heritage consists of the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Serralves Villa (a unique example of Art Deco architecture), the Casa do Cinema Manoel de Oliveira (Cinema House) and the 18-hectare Serralves Park which is complemented by the pioneering Treetop Walk: an elevated walkway close to the treetops.
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  • Veggie Ruth
    Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect relaxing visit on the way to the airport.
    A lovely peaceful park with a great rooftop restaurant and interesting art. We visited on our way to the airport. The cost was 20€ for the park and museum (which is really an art gallery). There is a cloakroom where you can leave your bags/luggage for free. You could pay 10€ for just the gardens and still access the cloakroom and restaurant. The gardens took 90 mins to stroll around, on good shady paths. There is a small wooden raised tree walk which was fun, beautiful formal gardens as seen in the publicity photos, and occasional art work dotted around to give more interest. Don’t miss going into the pink house or the grey box like building which houses an interesting 10 min light/digital show. We ate in the rooftop restaurant 17€ for a lovely 3 course buffet, soup, salads, hot buffet and deserts/fresh fruit. 10€taxi to the airport from there. Perfect end to a lovely weekend in Porto.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 September 2023
  • stewart m
    Andover, Massachusetts11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must for Art Enthusiasts and an Park and Oasis in the City
    My wife and I planned to spend an extra day in Porto before our official group tour started, and are so glad we spent time going to the Museu Serralves which is a short taxi/Uber ride out of the center of town. We spent a good 4 hours exploring the museum and the beautiful park that's part of the property. The museum presents contemporary art mostly through hosting temporary exhibitions; and there is a newer wing that features the architecture and projects of Alvaro Siza. Unless you are a die-hard architecture person, the modern art portions is where you should spend most of your time. Tickets are 24 euros, and have an over 65 discount. Don't miss though, spending an hour to 1-1/2 hours in the Park. Not only are there fantastic art pieces by Oldenberg and Calder, but has harmoniously interconnected spaces: formal gardens (roughly 200 species and a variety of autochthonous and ornamental exotic plants), ponds, birds, woodlands, and a traditional farm.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 April 2024
  • abctravel101
    London, United Kingdom65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    World class art gallery- highly recommended
    We found this to be an exceptional modern art gallery with world class exhibits. We didn’t understand why there were so few visitors (mid week in May) - although of course enjoyed the experience of having the art to ourselves. At the moment, and until Sep 2024, have an exhibition of Yayoi Kusama, including a brilliant immersive work ‘Dot’s obsession - Aspiring to heaven’s love’. Having visited similar immersive works at the Tate modern in London with hoards of others, being able to experience and walk around the work with only a couple of others significantly increased the impact of the work. And on top of this, the grounds host some large sculptural works and a scenic tree top walk. And there’s a lovely art deco building. And the modern art gallery is a beautiful design by world renound architect Alvaro Siza. We wanted much longer than the 2 hours we’d allocated. It should be top of the list of any art lover visiting Porto. Or anyone for that matter. Don’t miss out for the sake of a short taxi ride from the old town centre.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 May 2024
  • Italy Lover Kent
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First Class Contemporary Gallery
    One of the best galleries I have ever visited. Gallery after gallery of fabulous contemporary art. The gardens are also spectacular, especially on a nice day. Spent a whole day here, wandering around admiring all the great art. Are sure you plan you visit well. We arranged a taxi to and from our hotel as too far to walk, and glad we did as walked quite a lot around the garden and galleries.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 June 2024
  • Tammy O
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Different Museum
    There are lovely grounds and great exhibits! I wish I had more time to spend there. That day, there was a festival, so on-street parking was a bit more challenging. It was my first time seeing contemporary art, and I wasn't expecting that I'd like it. To my surprise, I found the exhibits striking.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 June 2024
  • Julian T
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Distinctly underwhelmed
    The museum is vast with exhibitions that can be either fantastic or fantastically dull. The park is immense and seems like the area is too much for the team to keep on top of. The villa was extremely disappointing. There was no obvious entrance signposted (others ahead of us missed it altogether), no information inside about the history of the villa, the architect, the designers, the occupants - just lots of walls and surfaces in the same bland paint finish. Any vestige of art deco decoration has been covered in emulsion. Don’t waste your time, stick to the grounds and hope for a good exhibition in the museum.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 June 2024
  • Katrina B
    Boblingen, Germany330 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very enjoyable!
    My friend and I visited for a few hours on our way to the airport to catch a flight home from Porto. The Kusama exhibit was wonderful and very comprehensive. I think the highlight for us was the lovely and huge sculpture garden. We really enjoyed the macro/micro film in the garden- a fun surprise. The treetop walk and numerous sculptures were interactive and thought provoking. Great cafe inside and free bag check. My only complaint was the price of admission. It was steep compared to other museums I’ve visited.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 June 2024
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emma
Lisbon, Portugal3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
So worth it!
After lots of mixed reviews we were not sure if to risk visiting but we are so glad we did as we had an amazing time.
We didn’t book tickets in advance we simply turned up on the day and bought them at the front desk. We paid 24 euros for the ticket that included all activities. Ensure you get dropped off at the entrance near the museum. Look at this on google maps.
The exhibition was yayoi kusama when we visited on July 10th. This was wonderful to see. Worth the price alone. The gardens were really pretty, nice for a walk outside on a hot day.
The famous house seemed to be having maintenance on the ponds. A worker was working on these during the visit, slightly disappointed as pictures were not that great but understandable. However there were boxes and fences and wires up from an event so seeing the house and photographing was not the best. The ponds looked a bit unkept but the house itself is stunning.
We got an Uber that was about 6 euros and 15 minute trip.
Toilets were good.
Cafe didn’t have the best selection but was okay to get a drink.
Written 11 July 2024
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Katrina B
Boblingen, Germany330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
My friend and I visited for a few hours on our way to the airport to catch a flight home from Porto. The Kusama exhibit was wonderful and very comprehensive. I think the highlight for us was the lovely and huge sculpture garden. We really enjoyed the macro/micro film in the garden- a fun surprise. The treetop walk and numerous sculptures were interactive and thought provoking. Great cafe inside and free bag check. My only complaint was the price of admission. It was steep compared to other museums I’ve visited.
Written 28 June 2024
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Julian T
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
The museum is vast with exhibitions that can be either fantastic or fantastically dull. The park is immense and seems like the area is too much for the team to keep on top of. The villa was extremely disappointing. There was no obvious entrance signposted (others ahead of us missed it altogether), no information inside about the history of the villa, the architect, the designers, the occupants - just lots of walls and surfaces in the same bland paint finish. Any vestige of art deco decoration has been covered in emulsion. Don’t waste your time, stick to the grounds and hope for a good exhibition in the museum.
Written 16 June 2024
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Tammy O
China14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
There are lovely grounds and great exhibits! I wish I had more time to spend there. That day, there was a festival, so on-street parking was a bit more challenging. It was my first time seeing contemporary art, and I wasn't expecting that I'd like it. To my surprise, I found the exhibits striking.
Written 12 June 2024
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Italy Lover Kent
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
One of the best galleries I have ever visited. Gallery after gallery of fabulous contemporary art. The gardens are also spectacular, especially on a nice day. Spent a whole day here, wandering around admiring all the great art. Are sure you plan you visit well. We arranged a taxi to and from our hotel as too far to walk, and glad we did as walked quite a lot around the garden and galleries.
Written 8 June 2024
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Maria Gluhu
33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Went there with some friends on the 1st Sunday of the month, we already knew that the place would be super crowded because the entrance is free so it didn’t ruin our experience.
The gardens are absolutely beautiful and the ongoing exposition in the museum (Yayoi Kusama) is super worth it. Her art is very immersive and expressive, the way everything is placed and the natural turn this into a great experience.
Written 5 June 2024
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Simon H
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
The house and gardens plus the top floor we’re all closed yet no discounts offered - paid 24 euros each for a load of rubbish so don’t go unless you want to be ripped off
Written 3 June 2024
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abctravel101
London, UK65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We found this to be an exceptional modern art gallery with world class exhibits. We didn’t understand why there were so few visitors (mid week in May) - although of course enjoyed the experience of having the art to ourselves. At the moment, and until Sep 2024, have an exhibition of Yayoi Kusama, including a brilliant immersive work ‘Dot’s obsession - Aspiring to heaven’s love’. Having visited similar immersive works at the Tate modern in London with hoards of others, being able to experience and walk around the work with only a couple of others significantly increased the impact of the work. And on top of this, the grounds host some large sculptural works and a scenic tree top walk. And there’s a lovely art deco building. And the modern art gallery is a beautiful design by world renound architect Alvaro Siza. We wanted much longer than the 2 hours we’d allocated. It should be top of the list of any art lover visiting Porto. Or anyone for that matter. Don’t miss out for the sake of a short taxi ride from the old town centre.
Written 24 May 2024
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Abovetheclouds
2,070 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This is located out of the main tourist attractions. I took an uber there and back. I love art and enjoyed it. Having said this, the price of the entrance ticket was way too pricey and then adding on the cost to go there and back worked out to be a lot. I had no choice and went on the first Sunday of the month. Huge mistake as it was super crowded as entrance is free for Portuguese residents! Difficult to appreciate the art with all the people. Staff were very unfriendly.
Written 5 May 2024
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stewart m
Andover, MA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
My wife and I planned to spend an extra day in Porto before our official group tour started, and are so glad we spent time going to the Museu Serralves which is a short taxi/Uber ride out of the center of town. We spent a good 4 hours exploring the museum and the beautiful park that's part of the property. The museum presents contemporary art mostly through hosting temporary exhibitions; and there is a newer wing that features the architecture and projects of Alvaro Siza. Unless you are a die-hard architecture person, the modern art portions is where you should spend most of your time. Tickets are 24 euros, and have an over 65 discount. Don't miss though, spending an hour to 1-1/2 hours in the Park. Not only are there fantastic art pieces by Oldenberg and Calder, but has harmoniously interconnected spaces: formal gardens (roughly 200 species and a variety of autochthonous and ornamental exotic plants), ponds, birds, woodlands, and a traditional farm.
Written 30 April 2024
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