Museu Serralves
Museu Serralves
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10:00 AM - 8:00 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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  • Michelle P
    26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Modern Art and then some
    If you are a supporter of ultra-modern art, add this museum to your Must-See list. If not, maybe not. There were many salons to view, some of which were beyond my ability to appreciate. However, the gardens were lovely as were the various water features. On a hot day it would be a lovely stroll.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 18 June 2023
  • Veggie Ruth
    Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom22 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
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abctravel101
London, UK57 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
1,987 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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paulac32
Manchester, UK328 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This place is worth a visit but we were unable to gain access due to ridiculous queues. Portuguese residents can access free of charge on the first Sunday of each month. We only found this out after we had booked a timed slot for the museum which we had to get refunded. There were literally hundreds of people there when we arrived. We saw lots of people leaving who obviously didn't want to spend the day waiting.
Written 13 April 2024
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tony h
Macclesfield, UK27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
It is way too overpriced for a small museum. €24 per person which is what you pay in New York City, MOMA but it’s fraction of the quality.. Absolutely avoid the first Sunday when it is Free to resident but you still have to pay as foreigners. We queued for an hour only to be told that it wasn’t free for foreigners.
Written 7 April 2024
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Ed C
Birmingham, UK143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful building and extensive peaceful gardens with modern art sculpture installations. I’d recommend for the visit to the grounds alone but it’s expensive €15 for gardens ticket full price. There’s a €22 combo ticket with the gallery - when we visited there was one stunning exhibit in the main hall, but the other main exhibition is currently being set up so closed. There is an extensive wing dedicated to architecture- particularly that of Alvaro Siza Veira so if this interests you would be worth it. There are various other combo tickets with some Porto attractions which would be the best value option - check website I guess. It’s out of city centre - currently traffic along Boavista avenue is horrendous because of roadworks but there are buses that go very close eg 502. Otherwise you could get 500 to Foz do D’ouro and it’s a 20-30 min walk from there. Think it’s free Sunday mornings but I imagine very busy then!
Written 22 March 2024
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Henrieta
Bratislava, Slovakia19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
It is not worth the money.We paid 44 eur! The same price as for Louvre tickets but there was barely anything interesting to see.Part of the exhibition was under construction.We love contemporary art but this place was one of the worst we have ever visited. Do not waste your money here
Written 9 March 2024
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UpInTheAirDoc
Florida343 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I love modern and contemporary art and visit the MOMAs in NYC as often as possible. I’ve traveled to over 130 countries and visited MOMAs in as many as I could find. I travel to photograph street art as well.

I’m here to save you some money and time. I don’t know what’s been here in the past, but this place is quite awful. First of all there doesn’t seem to be a permanent collection, so nothing to fall back on if the traveling collections don’t suit your taste.

At the moment there is one exhibit about architecture that mainly features blueprints.

There is one exhibit about paint on cloth (Don’t think oil on canvas. Rather think that messy painting smock you were wearing the last time you painted your livingroom).

The third is maybe 1000 black and white photos of people in South Asia.

There are huge rooms that have one poster on the wall or one exhibit in the center—and nothing else.

This is a disgraceful waste of space and 13€.
Written 29 November 2023
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Caroline S
Frome, UK8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Do not waste your money.
Paid €40 for a very disappointing visit. We have been to galleries all over europe and they have been marvellous.
The reception/ ticket seller did not explain that the only exhibition was on architecture. As they have no other exhibits they should only charge for the garden & tiny Miro/Calder exhibition in the park. I wish i had read a review before going. Most disappointing gallery ever. 😑 0 stars
Written 14 November 2023
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BarryandJackie
Berkeley, CA1,057 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Lots of different experiences here, from art to architecture to an outdoor tree walk. The grounds are lovely. The exhibits are contemporary and will only be some people's favorite but well worth exploring.
Written 4 November 2023
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