Museu Serralves, Porto

#1 of 30 in Museums in Porto
Park · Library
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.
Create an itinerary including Museu Serralves

Museu Serralves reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
2,583 reviews
  • No permanent exposition. “Barbershop “ exposition was, in my opinion, just laughable: They seem to have put together each and every scrap of paper the guy ever touched, or doodled on, or tried some...  more »
  • Don't charge €20, the gardens OK, museum was complete waste of money, typical tourist rip off attractions 😢💸😔  more »
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Porto

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.