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.

Valencia Museums

For the museum lovers Valencia is heaven. From classic to modern art, from ancient ruins to futuristic architecture, everything is here.

The Museum of Fine Arts, ValenciaThe Museum of Fine Arts
Outstanding works from the Valencian School: Joan de Joanes, Ribalta, Espillosa, Vicente López, Sorolla, Pinazo, etc. International works such as Velázquez's self-portrait, works by Pinturicchio, Andrea del Sarto, Van Dyck, Murillo, El Greco, Goya, etc. In the sculpture pavilion, you'll see interesting examples of contemporary art and an important archeological collection.

IVAM - Valencian Institute of Modern Art
Permanent exhibition of sculptures by Julio González and regular temporary exhibitions by some of today's leading avant-garde representatives of the arts.

National Ceramics Museum - Palace of the Marqués de Dos Aguas, Valencia National Ceramics Museum - Palace of the Marqués de Dos Aguas
Housed in the Palace of the Marqués de Dos Aguas, with a façade in the churrigueresque style, this museum offer an overview of outstanding works in ceramics from Manises, Paterna and Alcora. Thou the ceramics museum housed here are one of the best collections in Spain, the 1st floor of the palace is... well, still a palace. A lovely one! Definetly worth a visit.

Cathedral Museum
Of note are the works by Almedina, Joanes, Goya, Jacomart, Alonso Cano and Orrente.

Paleontological Museum
Contains a collection ol insects and fossils. The most important museum exhibited is the skeleton of a megatherium.

Patriarch's Museum
A collection worthy of mention, including works by El Greco and early Flemish painters.

Prehistory Museum
A view of the Paleolithic Valencia including a range of curious remains and fossils.

Bullfighting Museum
The one in Valencia is between the oldest and most impressive in Spain, with a variety of bullfighting memorabilia from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

Las Fallas Museum
The Ninots are the cartoon-like figures or statuettes decorating the monumental Valencian fallas. Each year, since 1934, the cream of the crop have been saved from the roaring flames and kept in this museum, together with posters, photographs and other objects connected with the fallas.

Municipal Historical Museum
Located in the Ayuntamiento (City Hall), the museum has a collection of historical objects, including the Senyera (the regional flag), the pennant of James I the Conquerer,the 15th century Flemish tablet of the Final Judgement and a series of antique books and guild memorabilia.

House-Museum Jose Benlliure, ValenciaHouse-Museum José Benlliure
Contains the works of this wellknown Valencian artist, along with ceramics and objects from the epoch. The studio of José Benlliure is a jewel. Well preserved, with lots of personal items of Benlliure, has a lovely view at the walled garden where Benlliure familly used to relax once. Well worth a visit!

Joaquín Saludes Maritime Museum
Located in the Torres de Serranos (the east gateway to the ancient city), this exposition presents a valuable collection of amphorae and other archeological objects brought up from the Mediterranean seabed, as well as an attractive shipmodel display.

City Museum- Marqués de Campo Palace
Holds an archeological collection illustrating the pre-Roman age and the founding of the city, and a part of the municipal art gallery. It also contains a permanent exhibition of Christian Valencia in the XIIIth and XIVth centuries .

Museum of l´AlmoinaThe exhibition spans 5 empires — the Roman Republic, Roman Empire, Visigoths, Islamic Empire, and Christian Kingdoms. The ruins have been pretty much left alone, and today visitors walk on top of them over vertigo-inducing glass floors.

MUVIM - The Valencia Museum of the Enlightment and Modernity

House-Museum Blasco Ibañez


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