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Serralves is a cultural institution located in Porto, Portugal, and one of the most important of all the country. It includes a Contemporary Art Museum, a Park and a Villa, each one an example of contemporary architecture, Modernism, and Art Deco architecture. The Museum, designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira, is now the most visited museum in Portugal (more than 300,000 visitors per year) and one of the most relevant in the contemporary art circuit in Europe.
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|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|
Nice gardens where you can walk for a whole afternoon. The pink house is really beautiful and sometimes you can visit it. Been there lots of times and every time I discover something new. I think it's a bit overprice and that's why the 4 stars. The restaurant has a nice brunch and expositions are often good. There are also some initiatives during the year that are very good, with music, live performances and activities for kids. Totally recommend a visit, there's a lot to explore!
One of the most beautiful museums in the world! It is quite small and only shows part of the permanent collection along with temporary exhibitions, but it is beautifully curated and full of killer, iconic pieces. Worth visiting for the architecture of the museum itself, as well as the house and gardens, which feel like being in a Wes Anderson dream.
If you're in for contemporary art, this is the place you have to be in Porto. You'll find a large museum with a great variety of National and international artist. A very beautiful park with a art deco villa, that you can visit and a really nice buffet Restaurant. Absolut a must do.
An amazing building. The exhibition we saw was Lapa. The exhibition was large and well presented. The gardens are lovely. If you decide to go to the team room in the garden check that they are open before you leave the museum ... or it can seem a long grumpy walk all the way back to the museum to get a drink. 😁
Tldr; a site worth seeing but a hit and miss experience based on the current exhibits. Museum: I feel like the experience in the museum is very dependent on the rotating exhibits and your personal taste in art. Alvaro Lapo was the main exhibit when I visited. The bilingual (Portuguese/English) booklets were very well written and contained a very detailed background of each artist. I felt the price for admission was a bit high considering the lack of diversity being showcased. Garden: A pleasant surprise considering I didn't read too much about the garden ahead of my visit. It is very large. Certain tree lined paths remind me of the Garden in Versailles. Just when I thought I was done exploring, a new building or feature was just around the corner.