Serralves em Luz

Creative Direction: Nuno Maya

Serralves Park
22 JUN 2022 - 31 OCT 2022

Tuesday to Sunday


-On July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14, the light Installation in the Tennis area will be turned off. We are sorry for the inconvenience

Start time (free visit):

Until July 28: 9:30 p.m.

From July 30 to September 1: 21h00

August 3 to September 29: 8:30 p.m.

From October 1 to November 3: 20h00

Info: On July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14, the Light Installation in the Tennis space will be switched off.


Full Ticket: 14€

Reduced Ticket: €12 [children aged 4 to 11, students, seniors (aged 65 and over), reduced mobility]

Family and Friends of Serralves Ticket: €11 (price per person valid for a family of 2 adults + minimum of 1 child/teenager aged 4 to 17/Friends of Serralves/BPI Card*)

Children up to and including 3 years old: free

Serralves em Luz 2024

Serralves in Light, which has already been recognized by The Times as one of the 10 best exhibitions to visit in all of Europe, returns in 2024 for a 3rd edition that will transform Serralves Park into a striking light exhibition, promoting the nocturnal enjoyment of this remarkable space through a unique sensory experience.

At a time of celebration for the 35th anniversary of the Serralves Foundation and the 50th anniversary of the April Revolution, the project marks "Dreams and Illusions" as the narrative of a journey, whose natural setting is the centenary Serralves Park in a nocturnal context, which provides the public with a fascinating interaction with light.

Based on pillars such as sustainability, innovation, creativity, environment and freedom and with the artistic direction of Nuno Maya in conjunction with the Serralves team, the 2.5 km route explores the magic of light based on interactivity, video mapping, LEDs and visual effects present in 25 installations, providing universes and unique lighting experiences that transform the perception of space and the natural, landscape and architectural elements of the Park, constituting an exclusive and unique project in the city of Porto.

An integral part of this route is the light and sound installation "Chirp & Drift", by artist Kathy Hinde, which consists of a set of illuminated instruments that vibrate with messages in Morse code, giving rise to soft sounds and harmonies made by accordion reeds that resemble a bird, as well as the projection of 50 April carnations, the result of the creative process "Liberdade" developed by the event's Creative Director and the Serralves Environment Education Service with 50 elementary school pupils from the Condominhas Primary School in Porto.

In parallel with this large open-air night exhibition, there will be a program of guided tours, which complement and enhance the experience of the different dimensions present: light, nature, art and architecture.

Guided Visits

5 JUL - 2 NOV 2023


JUL - 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27

AUG - 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31

SEPT - 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28

OCT - 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26

NOV- 1 and 2

Opening times:

JULY 5 - JULY 27 - 9:45 P.M.

AUG. 2 - AUG. 27 - 9:30 P.M.

SEP 1 - SEP 30 - 9PM

OCT 1 - OCT 29 - 8:30PM

Duration: 1h30min

Admission (plus Serralves in Light ticket): €2.50

Maximum capacity: 25 adults


Creative Direction: Nuno Maya. Collective OLAB, Ambiente Education Service, Sophie Guyot, Tamar Frank, Tilen Sepič.

Serralves em Luz (Serralves in Light) returns for a second edition and transforms the entire Serralves Park into an impressive exhibition of light, enabling nocturnal enjoyment of this magnificent space through a surprising experience.

After the acclaimed success of the first edition, identified as one of the 10 best exhibitions to visit in Europe in 2021 by UK newspaper, The Times, one of the world’s most highly-renowned newspapers, Serralves em Luz is returning to Serralves Park on June 22nd coordinated by the creative director, Nuno Maya, and organised in conjunction with the Serralves team and with lighting design by the OLAB Collective, Sophie Guyot, Tamar Frank and Tilen Sepic.

Along a 3km itinerary, 25 lighting installations, using multiple sources, low-consumption technologies and even plant-based elements from the Park itself, provide a magical sensory experience, in an immersive environment that reveals new perspectives of this remarkable space and invites visitors to discover its natural and architectural heritage.

Nuno Maya's lighting designs, created specifically for this exhibition, combine various types of light with multiple locations in the Park, that will awaken different emotions and visual sensations in the spectator. The international interventions will focus on interactive light sculptures that allow, for the first time, an active role for visitors, who will be able to use light to transform the natural landscapes of the respective spaces. A video mapping projection, designed by year 2 students from the Pasteleira Basic School, of Porto, was developed in a children’s workshop, coordinated by the exhibition’s creative director and implemented with the collaboration of the Serralves Environmental Education Service. The work will be projected on the façade of the Casa do Cinema Manoel de Oliveira.

In parallel with this ambitious outdoor and nocturnal exhibition, there will be a programme of guided visits and photography workshops, which will complement and enhance the experience of the event’s different dimensions: light, nature, art and architecture.

Visit Serralves em Luz and enjoy a truly luminous evening.

* Valid for one ticket per account holder, upon presentation of the BPI credit card/multibanco card, and a corresponding identification document. Only BPI cards issued to Bank customers are accepted. Special credit cards, or those of other institutions/brands, partners, are not accepted, even if they have the BPI logo.

**Ticket sales are non-refundable. Serralves em Luz will take place even on rainy nights. Notwithstanding this, the organisation reserves the possibility, for unforeseen reasons that justify it, not to hold the event on a given night, in which case the visit will be rescheduled or, if this proves to be unfeasible, the tickets sold for the respective date will be refunded.


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