Serravles Park is located to the west of the city centre. The Serravles Museum of Contemporary Art is located on the site. Adult admission to the museum and park is 10 Euro. If you only want to visit the park, it costs 5 Euro for an adult entry.
The first sculpture which I encountered in Serralves Park was the giant Plantoir by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen.
I loved Dan Graham’s Double Exposure which reflected the surrounding trees.
I was disappointed that Serralves Villa was closed on the day of my visit. It would’ve been great to see the interior of the 1930s Art Deco building.
The villa’s front door was impressive.
The garden is beautiful, with a series of water pools bordered by circular hedges, which lead to a larger pool and fountain at the bottom of the garden
Further down the park is the lake.
For a New City by Maria Nordman is a utilitarian table with four individual seats, with shade offered by the surrounding trees.
I liked Fernado Gomes’ untitled rope installation, reminiscent of a huge spider’s web.
The Draped Bather (The Seine) by Aristide Maillol sits in the Rose Garden.
Close the museum is An Opaque Wind Park in Six Folds by Haegue Yang. It’s like a cross between a sculpture and a garden.
I really enjoyed walking around Serralves Park,