- Explore the Serralves Museum, one of the most-visited museums in Portugal and one of the leading contemporary art galleries in the world
- Enjoy a mammoth permanent collection of over 4300 works and regularly updated exhibitions showcasing the best of Portuguese and international art
- Discover a stunning botanical garden, packed with exotic plant life and remarkable sculptures
Porto's Serralves Museum is a world of exciting contemporary art - no wonder it's the most popular museum in Portugal! With a gigantic collection that includes over 4300 artworks from the 1960s to the present day, as well as massive botanical gardens packed with intriguing sculptures and organic designs, Serralves is a real authority in the modern art scene.
Serralves is one of the leading cultural institutions in Portugal, dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of art for almost 20 years. Its Álvaro Siza-designed museum was opened 1999 and is known for its in-house and co-produced exhibitions, showing off the best of Portuguese and international art.
Look out for Mário Pedrosa, an installation of 77 hanging glass orbs by Tobias Rehberger. Or check out the eerie 'inhabited paintings' in Helena Almeida's Pintura habitada. And you're still just getting started!
Of course, the building and its surroundings are just as much a work of art as the treasures inside. You could easily spend a whole day wandering the 18 hectares of leafy corridors and spotting the sculptures amid the exotic plant life in a garden that's as eco-friendly as it is beautiful.
- Entrance to the temporary exhibitions
- Entrance to the park
- Entrance to the temporary exhibitions at the Serralves Villa
Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.
- Metro: lines A, B, C, D (with D, change at Trindade) or E to Casa da Música, then take buses 201, 203, 502 or 504 from Boavista Rotunda towards Serralves
- Bus: 201 (Viso) to Gomes da Costa, 203 (Castelo do Queijo) to Serralves, 502 (Matosinhos) to Gomes da Costa, 503 (Gatões) to Pinheiro Manso and 504 (Norteshopping) to Cristo Rei
- Parking: The venue has a covered car park that is open to the public. Entrance is via the Largo D. João III (next to the French School)
I loved it being out a bit and away from crowds of people, I loved the empty room with a massive window and only two chairs to sit in and watch the light play on the trees outside .
This is a numinous experience