Museums in Valencia

Valencia has a large number of Museums throughout the city; foreigners can see the most representative historical findings and valuable items in many current exhibitions. The museums are an important tourist attraction in the city because each one of them shows us the cultural heritage and rich historical background of the city.

Museum of Fine arts

Valencia Museum of Fine arts

This is the house of the Valencian school works, for example works of artists such as Joan de Joanes, Ribalta, Espinosa, Vicente López, Sorolla, Pinazo, etc. In addition of protecting these works, it has an interesting contemporary art collection, a sculpture building and an archeological collection.

Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM)

It is a building that exhibits classical galleries; these galleries are destined to permanent and itinerant expositions. It exposes a work collection by Julio González and Colección Pinazo.

Ceramic Museum

Ceramic Museum

It was built in the endings of the XV century and was reformed in 1740 for order of the Dos Aguas marquess, today is an important ceramic museum. It contains interesting and noticeable ceramic pieces of Manises and Paterna as well as a set of antique Greek, Iberian and Roman ceramicses and a Valencian medieval collection of tiles that was manufactured in the royal factory of Alcora.

The cathedral museum

This building is situated over a Roman temple and its origins remounts to the XIII century; each of its three doors has a different style, the main door, the door of the Irons has a baroque style, the Apostles door has a gothic style and the Palau door has a Romanesque style.

It protects valuable pictures of artists such as Llanos and Almedina, Joanes and Orrente, besides of the Goya's big canvas among others. Among the sculptures it preserves we can find the "Cristo de la Buena Muerte" by Alonso Cano. It also preserves a valuable and exceptional relic: The chalice of last supper.

House-Museum of Jose Benlliure

The house - studio of this famous painter, today is turned into a museum and shows three very differentiated parts: the house itself which doesn't have an artistic interest; the studio, and a splendid Romanesque garden. It contains paints, ceramics, sculptures and drawings of this Valencian artist as well as ceramicses and representative objects of his time.

City Museum (palacio Marqués Del Campo)

It is a building that comes from the XIX century. It is constituted by archeological collections that illustrate the pre-roman epoch and the epoch.

It was founded, and a part of the municipality's art gallery. It shows a permanent art exposition of the Christian Valencian city in the XIII and XIV centuries as well as temporary expositions of Valencian artists.

Museum of Las Fallas
City Museum (palacio Marqués Del Campo)
Patriarch museum

Fallero Museum (Museum of Las Fallas)

In 1834 it became a barracks and later it was a military jail. It preserves a huge collection of ninots since 1934, as well as posters, pictures and all kinds of objects related with the world of fallas. The visit to this muse is complemented with an explicative video of this party.

Municipal Historical Museum

It is installed in the town council building. It protects objects such as "la senyera", the reconquest's banner, the sword of the conquering James I, the Last Judgment's flamenco board ( XV century ), as well as numerous old books and guild memories.

Patriarch museum

This magnificent cloister of the Renaissance was founded by the patriarch and viceroy "San Juan de Ribera" in the XVI century, its construction was started in 1586 and was finished in 1610. The Patriarch complex is formed by a high school, a seminary and the church. This museum preserves priceless art pieces, for example the works by the Greco and primitive flamencos.

Paleontologic Museum

The Paleontologic museum contains an important representation of the European palaeontology, specially the Valencian palaeontology.

It protects a collection of insects and fossils from the firsts geological times to the present time, as well as winkles and shells; the museum's most important piece is a megathere's skeleton.