Museu Serralves, Porto

3.9
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In a minimalist building, Museu Serralves hosts frequently changing contemporary art exhibits. This prominent European contemporary circuit, part of the most-visited museum in Portugal, aims to bring attention to art and the fragile environment. Built on 18 hectares (44 acres) dotted with modern sculptures, the complex includes a 14-gallery museum, farmland, a shop, a bookstore, and several cafes. Use an audio guide at the museum to learn about its frequently changing exhibits and activities--there is not a single permanent exhibit at the site. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Museu Serralves by using our Porto journey planning site .
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  • The modern art was sometimes difficult to understand for teens. But we enjoyed the park with beautiful trees, a pond with ducks and ducklings, the treetop walk and also the Art Deco villa. Nice walk b...  more »
  • The foundation can be divided into 2 groups, on the one hand the museum, and on the other the gardens. The gardens are huge, lush and with some scattered statue, but the museum leaves much to be desired. The museum is quite empty and with very simple exhibitions, without any artistic interest. The other big problem is the price, because it is very expensive, especially to end up walking in the gardens.
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  • This is the Shame of modern art museums. 18€ for the visit, museum almost empty with the vast majority of the rooms not available due to renovations. The contemporary art wing was also closed. No information at all before purchasing the tickets. The permanent exhibit was, in my opinion, poor and not interesting at all. Park is nice but not the best I've ever seen. Well done, it was a nice con.
  • This museum is a true house of wonders, due to its simple but amazing architecture and brilliant room placement everything you see will leave you in great awe, they not only provide you with a great visual experience but auditive as well. The garden outside is simply mystical, very tall trees blocking the sky view and beautiful houses hidden behind them with amazing pastel colors that seems to blend into the ground's own color as well. One of the houses had a beautiful front garden that seemed straight out of one of Wes Anderson's movies. This is truly a unique experience which I HIGHLY recommend to anyone near this museum.
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