About Valencia

From Gothic quarters to futuristic architecture, Valencia has it all. Valencia is a city in which the light and sea of the Mediterranean coexist in a striking manner as in a Sorolla painting. The third largest city in Spain, Valencia has an ample cultural offer together with a boiling nightlife and beautifull beaches. Valencia bursts with tradition, and loads of fiestas are organized for the enjoyment of the people thoughout the year, but the most important of all remains "Las Fallas". The spectacular City of Arts and Sciences with its extravagant
architecture is one of the must see places in Valencia. In recent years, important international sport events like the America's Cup and the Formula 1 Grand Prix on a street circuit at the city's port have put Valencia more than ever on the world map.

New Sorolla exhibition in Valencia

There is good news for those of you travelling to Valencia this fall. From the 1st of October 2009 to the 10th of January 2010 the Bancaja Cultural Centre features the “Vision of Spain” exhibition by the valencian painter Joaquin Sorolla. After two years of travelling throughout Spain, the 14 huge panels (almost 70m long and 3,5m high) painted by Sorolla for the Hispanic Society of America at the start of the 20th century will be added to those owned by Bancaja in a new Sorolla exhibition. Sorolla´s "Vision of Spain" paintings featuring the day by day life in the different regions of Spain are shown for the first time in Spain. The works have been kept in the Hispanic Society of America in New York since they were created. Around 50 works will be on show for the public, including the regional panels of "Vision of Spain", together with works that have never been seen before in Valencia from both collections such as "Afternoon Sun" and "Sea Idyll".


The Bancaja Cultural Centre building from Valencia featuring the "Vision of Spain" exibition

Adrress: Plaza Tetuán, 23 (Valencia)
Opening hours:
Mon - Fri & Sun: from 9a.m. to 10p.m. (last entry at 9p.m.)
Sat: from 9a.m to 1a.m. (last entry at midnight).


Peter, the Netherlands,  December 4, 2009 at 8:00 AM  

Very recommendable, I have seen this exhibition in February 2008. Muy agreable!

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