Valencia Museums

Valencia Museums

Visiting a museum in Valencia during your citybreak is a good way to get a better understanding of the rich traditions of the city. Various museums are dedicated to special Valencian cultural phenomena like the las Fallas event and the Corpus Christi celebration. Would you like to see some fine modern art? Then visiting the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno will be the perfect choice. For ancient Spanish and European art you should visit the Museo de Bellas Artes San Pio V. Are you looking for a perfect museum to visit with your children? Then you can direct yourself to Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe at the City of Arts and Sciences. Read more about the most interesting and fascinating museums in Valencia.

Museo de Bellas Artes San Pio V

First of all, the eye-catching baroque building in which the Museo de Bellas Artes is located will catch your attention. But after entering this museum you will see that also inside this beautiful building you will have a lot to discover. The museum contains the second most important art collection of Spain. Here you will find a large collection of art from the 14th till the 19th century. Especially the 13th and 14th century iconography deserves your special attention. Other important highlights of the museum are the works of Velázquez and Goya. You can also have a look at some interesting archeological finds.
Address: San Pio V 9

Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno – IVAM

The hearts of the real art experts will immediately start beating faster by hearing the name of the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno. This fantastic museum was founded in 1989 as the first museum in Spain completely specialized in modern art. Besides a permanent exhibition the museum mainly focuses on temporary exhibitions with art from newcomers in the field. At the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno you will get a perfect overview of the latest trends in modern art. The museum is located in the Carmen district.
Address: Guillem de Castro 118

Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe

You don’t have to worry about your children during your citybreak Valencia. Also Valencia’s youngest visitors will have a great time visiting the museums in this great city especially when you go to visit the Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe. Here you don’t have to watch your children and warn them not to touch anything. At the contrary, they are invited to participate in interesting experiments! The museum is especially suited for children between 7 and 12 years old. The museum is located at the City of Arts and Sciences complex in a remarkable building that looks like a skeleton of a whale. This creative building is designed by Santiago Calatrava.
Address: Autopista del Saler 5

Museo Nacional de Ceramica Gonzalez Marti

This ceramics museum houses in the magnificent Palace Del Marques de Dos Aquas, which is built in a beautiful rococo style. You will definitely be impressed by the breathtaking entrance. In the museum you can have a look at beautifully and luxurious furnished rooms, ceramics and porcelain items. The nice videos, charts and interactive screens will make your museum experience complete. You will find out everything about the history and the process of making ceramics.
Address: Rinconada García Sanchiz 6

Museo Fallero

Visiting the Museo Fallero or the Museum of las Fallas is a great alternative when you missed the las Fallas festival in Valencia. The extraordinary and unique las Fallas festival is very typical of Valencia. Here you can learn everything about this tradition. During the festival a parade is held with big satirical puppets made of papier-mâché that afterwards get burned. But every year one puppet or ninot will be saved from the flames and gains a place in the museum. At the Museo Fallero you will get an overview of puppets from the last eighty years.
Address: Plaza Monteolivete, 4

Museo Casa de las Rocas

Corpus Christi belongs to the most important religious events in Valencia. It would be great if you could book your citybreak Valencia around this date. But if that’s not possible the Museo Casa de las Rocas will give you a perfect insight into this Valencian tradition. The Corpus Christi celebration in Valencia has its own characteristics and is especially known for its rocas; ceremonial horse carriages with amazing huge works of art from different times in history. In total, there are 11 rocas. A visit to the Museo Casa de las Rocas should absolutely be a part of your discovery tour through the city.
Address: Rocas 3

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