Valencia Modern Art Institute (IVAM)
IVAM is one of the best contemporary art museums in Europe.
Exhibitions focus on modern and contemporary art throughout the twentieth century, featuring those from the crisis of avant-garde through to the 70s.
Displaying a wide variety of interesting temporary exhibitions which incorporate a variety of media; pictorial, sculpture, architecture, design and photography, IVAM also holds many permanent exhibitions including collections by Julio Gonzalez and Pinazo.
Opened in 1989, the newer part of the gallery was designed by Valencian architects Emilio Giménez and Carlos Salvadores. The building boasts 8 galleries featuring both permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, including a gallery below ground level, the "Sala de la Muralla”, where you’ll find remains of the medieval city wall built in the XIV century.
IVAM’s quality exhibitions are very popular, attracting large audiences and are well worth a visit while in Valencia.
TIP! Make a day of it! Why not start your day with a visit to MUVIM museum, followed up with morning tea in the quiet café? You could then walk to IVAM, where we recommend you conclude your visit with a meal at “The Branch”, IVAM’s Michelin Star restaurant! Bookings recommended: 96 374 66 65.
Library and gift shop.
Cafeteria with terrace and Michelin Star restaurant.
Guided tours available by appointment: 96 386 30 00.
Monday to Sunday: 11am - 7:30pm
Retirees and children: free
How to get there:
Address - 118 Guillem de Castro, Valencia
By train/bus: 20 minute walk or bus number 5 from North Station down Guillem de Castro Street. (Calle Guillem de Castro)
From Bus Station: Cross the road and walk east along the riverbed. Cross the riverbed at Puente de las Artes (Arts Bridge) and IVAM is opposite. Approximately 7 minutes walking.