Porto and the North Sights


Museu de Arte Contemporânea

Museu de Arte Contemporânea Review

Designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira, a winner of the Pritzker Prize and Portugal's best-known architect, the Contemporary Art Museum is part of the Serralves Foundation and is surrounded by lovely gardens. It has changing international exhibitions, as well as work from Portuguese painters, sculptors, and designers. Check with the tourist office for the latest information. The original art deco house and its small formal garden is also worth visiting; as well as housing the foundation, it hosts small exhibitions. Various joint tickets are available, including one to the museum and to the Sea Life aquarium in Foz. To get here, take a taxi or catch the metro to Casa da Música and then Bus 201, 203, 502, or 504 from the Rotunda da Boavista; or from downtown take Bus 201 from Avenida dos Aliados—about a 30-minute ride.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Rua D. João de Castro 210, Porto, 4150-417 | Map It
  • Phone: 22/615–6500; 808/200–543
  • Cost: Museum and garden Tues.–Sat. €7, garden €3; Sun. free to 1 pm
  • Hours: Oct.–Mar., museum and house Tues.–Fri. 10–5, weekends 10–7; park Tues.–Sun. 10–7. Apr.–Sept., museum Tues.–Fri. 10–5, weekends 10–8; house Tues.–Fri. 10-5, weekends 10–7; park Tues.–Fri. 10–7, weekends 10–8
  • Website:
  • Location: Porto
Updated: 11-08-2013

Fodorite Reviews

Be the first to review this property


  • Long Weekend in Lisbon - Loved it!

    Lisbon April 2014

    The background- Company sponsored trip so most was pre-arranged and planned for us, including:

    Hotel -Pestana Palace
    Flights- US Airways Atlanta to Philadelphia ; Philadelphia to Lisbon-same Read more

  • Azores Adventure

    A big thank you to all who have contributed to the Azores forum. Read more

View more trip reports

  • car rental advice in Portugal

    Reading Dedlaw's excellent trip report (thank you), and got nervous about finding a car with automatic transmission so began looking around and found Portugal auto rentals. Read more

View more travel discussions

· News & Features

View more blog stories