With more than 40 museums, Valencia is a paradise for culture lovers.
They will find everything, from Modern Art to History, through Fine Arts, Sciences and others of the many aspects of Spanish culture.
Fallas festival is a tradition of Valencia since the end of 18th century. Valencian people make big “dolls” during months, party around them during a week in March, and then burn them, among many other festivities.
The museum, situated in an old hospice, shows the collection of all the dolls (ninots) that have been pardoned from the fire burning, by popular vote since 1934. There are also posters and photographs, and a didactic video about Fallas Fest completes the visit of this museum.
To know more about the Fallas Fest, read the “Fallas section” below.
Our "non-exhaustive" suggestions
- PRINCIPE FELIPE SCIENCE MUSEUM
- BELLAS ARTES MUSEUM
- CERAMIC MUSEUM
- FALLAS MUSEUM
Valencia Institute of Modern Art. This museum promotes the XXth century art with permanent exhibitions of Julio Gonzalez and Ignacio Pinazo, and temporary exhibitions of different national and international artists, conferences and workshops. In one of the halls, there is also a piece of the old ramparts of the city.
Valencian Museum of Illustration and Modernity. The purpose of this museum is to promote the understanding of ideas, concepts and ways of life from enlightenment century until today, focusing on communication medias: printing, photography, cinema, computers, design, publicity, these are some key words to describe exhibitions of this museum.
|PRINCIPE FELIPE SCIENCE MUSEUM|
It is located within one of City of Arts and Sciences’ futuristic buildings. Combining science and technology, the museum offers different activities like interactive exhibitions, experiments and conferences.
|BELLAS ARTES MUSEUM|
The museum’s building is an old school of XVII century. The Fine Arts Museum of Valencia is internationally renowned. Its wide collection includes art pieces from artists like Francisco de Goya, José de Ribera, El Greco, Joaquín Sorolla and Diego Velázquez, beyond others.
Located in the Marques de Dos Aguas Palace (impressive façade you can't miss) the museum exposes ceramics of all ages, from pre-history to Picasso times. Its impressive collection makes it one of the most visited museums of Valencia.