In my recent trip to Portugal, one of the places I was most looking forward to visiting was Serralves Museum, an art gallery with a beautiful garden situated in the suburbs of Porto.
If you’re interested in art galleries, you’ll be excited to find out Serralves was home to past exhibitions such as ‘Andy Warhol: A Factory’ and ‘Francis Bacon: Caged – Uncaged’. Also, there is an annual art festival hosted here called ‘Serralves Em Festa’ and happens sometime at the end of May to early June, showcasing cultural and contemporary art events free of charge.If you’re not an art lover, there’s still plenty of reasons to visit Serralves. Look out for the beautiful, pink, art deco villa in the gardens, surrounded by turquoise fountains. It’s a good place for soaking up the sun or, if you’re anything like me, it’s perfect for taking pretty pink pictures.
You should also visit the outdoor sculptures, the tea garden and the green lake surrounding the gallery. If the sun is out, it’s a lovely opportunity for a walk around one of the more beautiful areas in Porto.So how do you get to Serralves?
Take the metro to Casa De Musica and just outside on the road between the metro stop and the Music House is a bus stop. Catch bus number 203 and you’ll be on your way. It’s about a ten minute journey and if you keep your eyes on the road signs, you’ll know when to get off. Follow the street signs and you’ll find it.