Valencia has plenty of culture on offer, among which many of the highlights are its great museums.
If you enjoy immersing yourself in art, history, customs and culture, then you’ll love the museums featured here. If you are travelling with your family, the Science Museum is a great option for the kids.
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This great science museum offers interactive exhibitions and activities featuring science, technology and the environment. Covering three floors, the different exhibitions and displays are fun and easy to understand for children.
The Museum of Fine Arts houses an impressive collection encompassing both Valencian and international works.
Works by respected Valencian painters such as Joan de Joanes, Francisco Ribalta, Espinosa, Vicente López, Sorolla, and Pinazo are featured, alongside artists of international fame such as Pintoricchio, Andrea del Sarto, Van Dyck, Murillo, Velázquez, El Greco and Goya.
If you can't visit Valencia for Las Fallas, then this museum full of the festival's ninots (sculpture caricatures) is a must.
Each year, hundreds of ninots are put on display at a special exhibition and visitors vote for their favourites, which then escape from the traditional burning on 19th March and are added to the museum’s collection.
Housed in Marquis de Dos Aguas Palace, the National Museum of Ceramics is home to a great collection of Spanish, local Valencian and foreign ceramics. The collection largely consists of contributions donated by its founder, Manuel Gonzalez Marti, and showcases a comprehensive look at ceramic production and design over the centuries.
The Centro Cultural La Beneficiencia is a multi purpose cultural centre, which houses the Prehistory and Ethnology Museums. It is located in the vicinity of the Torres de Quart towers, next to the Botanical Gardens. It is also very close to the IVAM.