Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art Porto

The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art was high on my must-visit list in Porto. The museum is located to the west of the city centre. Fortunately, there was a direct bus from close to our apartment.

There’s a 10 Euro admission fee to the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, which includes admission to Serralves Park. As I had a Porto Card, I received a 25% discount on the entrance charge.

I started my visit in the PHOTOstructurism exhibition.

I loved the lights suspended from the ceiling above the library.

My favourite exhibition was the Serralves Collection 1960-1980.

I liked a couple of the painting by Ethiopian artist Julie Mehretu.

I really appreciated that the building, by architect Alvora Siza, made the most of the location withe some large picture windows.

As I didn’t spot any restaurants in the vicinity of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, I decided to have lunch in the museum restaurant. I sat inside, as I didn’t want any exposure to the sun. I had a table by the window which overlooked the park.

It cost 17 Euro for a very tasty buffet including a small bottle of sparking water.

I have to admit that I wouldn’t rate Serralves that highly among the European museums of contemporary art which I’ve visited. The building is beautiful, I just wasn’t impressed by many of the pieces being exhibited.