Are you visiting Valencia and would you like to know more about the museums in Valencia? Then have a look at this page for interesting information.
Museo de Bellas Artes de San Pío V
The museum is located next to the Turia park between the bridges “Trinidad” and “Real”. In the museum “de Bellas Artes” you can not only find a large variety of paintings from the period 14th – 19th century, but also the building itself is worth to have a look at. The collection of historical paintings is the most important one of the region Valencia. The museum has an interesting permanent collection of paintings, and there are often temporary expositions. The permanent collection exists of paintings made by different artists as Francisco Ribalta, Diego Velázquez, Antoon van Dyck, José de Ribera and Francisco de Goya and Lucientes.
There is also a cafetaria in the museum where you can have a drink or something to eat. Furthermore there is a museum shop where you can buy different souvenirs as postcards and posters with a picture of a painting on it.
Would you like to have information about the museum or want to know more about the temporary expositions, then you could have a look at Museo de Bellas Artes.
Monday from 11:00 – 17:00
Tuesday- Sunday from 10.00 – 19.00 hour.
Calle San Pío V, 9
IVAM “Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno”
The “Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno” or Modern Art Museum of Valencia is worth visiting if you are interested in a variety of diverse modern art. The IVAM was established in the year 1984 in order to highlight the characteristics of the modern and contemporary art. The collection exists of more than 10.000 artworks from the 20th century. There is also some special attention given to the origin of modern art. In the IVAM you can find a variety of styles, for example cubism, surrealism, and popart. The permanent collection of the IVAM is divided into 4 division; photography, new media and installations, popart and abstraction.
Besides the permanent collection in the museum for modern art, there are regularly temporary expositions. Furthermore there are often activities organized as lectures, courses and workshops. Would you like to have information about the museum or want to know more about the temporary expositions, then you could have a look at IVAM.
Tuesday- Sunday from 10.00 – 19.00 hour.
General: € 2,-
Students: € 1,-
Disabled: Free entrance
Sundays: Free entrance
Calle Guillem de Castro, 118
Fallas takes place in the month March. It is the biggest celebration/party in Valencia. You will be able to see Ninots/Fallas everywhere in the city during this celebration. Ninots/Fallas are big sculptures that the Fallas associations (kind of carnival association) make every year and show them during the Fallas on the street. You are able to see these sculptures during 4 days and then they will all be set on fire, except for one. Only one Ninot will be saved every year. The Ninots that are saved are exhibited in the Fallero museum. If you would like to get an impression of these huge and beautiful sculptures a visit at the “Museo Fallero” can be recommended.
Would you like to have information about the museum, then you could have a look at Museo Fallero. Unfortunately the website is only available in Spanish.
Tuesday – Saturday from 10.00 – 18.00 (16 October to 14 March)
Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 – 19:00 (15 March to 15 October)
Sundays and holidays from 10:00 – 15:00
Free entrance on Sundays and holidays.
Avenida San José Artesano, 17
Museo Histórico Municipal
In the “Museo Histórico Municipal”, in other words the Municipal Historic museum, you can find various paintings, relics and other objects related to the history of Valencia.
Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 14.00 hour
Plaza Ayuntamiento, 1
In the “Museo Taurino” you can learn everything about bullfighting in general. Furthermore you can see how big a real bull head is, what types of clothes a bull fighter wears and what various symbols and flags mean. Besides the interesting information about the Bullfighting arena in Valencia and famous bullfighters, you are able to have a look inside the Bull fighting arena.
Would you like to have information about the museum, then you could have a look at Museo Taurino. The website is available in English, French, Castellano and Valenciano.
Tuesday – Saturday
Permanent collection: 10.00 – 18.00 hour
Valencia Bullring: 10.00 – 14.30 hour (only closed in the months January, November and December)
Bullfighting video: non-stop
Pasaje del Doctor Serra, 10
- Keep in mind that various museums are closed on Mondays.
- On Sundays there is free entrance to a lot of museums.