7 Of The Most Thought-Provoking Museums In Valencia

Don’t miss the seven most popular and thought-provoking museums in all of Valencia.

Valencia is home to plentiful art, culture, and history. From legendary artistic collections to ancient archaeological discoveries, these are some of the best museums that this amazing city has to offer. There is something for everyone on this list to make the most out of travelers’ time.

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The City of Arts and Sciences

Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias

Av. del Professor López Piñero, 7, 46013 València, Valencia, Spain

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The science museum in the City of Arts and Sciences was founded in 2000. It is dedicated to engaging people of all ages with the world of science through interactive exhibitions. With over 400 interactive exhibits spread over 3 floors, visitors can explore the mysteries of the human body, robotics, genetics, and more. As mentioned on its website, “The diversity of interactive exhibitions and the numerous outreach activities that have been carried out at the Museum have culminated in an important success among the public.” The museum also has a permanent exhibition on the history of science and technology in Spain. In addition, the museum organizes workshops and activities related to scientific topics throughout the year. It is an ideal place for children to learn more about science while having plenty of fun.

Museum of Fine Arts of Valencia

Carrer de Sant Pius V, 9, 46010 València, Valencia, Spain

The Museum of Fine Arts of Valencia is located next to Jardi del Turia Tram VII and was founded in 1913. It is home to approximately 2,000 artworks from the 14th–17th centuries by artists such as Diego Velázquez, El Greco, Goya, Gonzalo Pérez, and Pinturicchio. As mentioned on its website, “The second largest art gallery in Spain, with works from the 15th to the 19th centuries, including rooms dedicated to the magnificent oeuvre of the famous Valencian painter Joaquín Sorolla, as well as a room dedicated to Francisco de Goya.” The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions throughout the year on topics related to fine art, archeology, and more.

Museo Nacional de Cerámica y Artes Suntuarias González Martí

Carrer del Poeta Querol, 2, 46002 València, Valencia, Spain

The National Museum of Ceramics and Art Sumptuaries González Martí is located in the heart of Valencia and was founded in 1947. It houses a permanent collection of ceramics from different ages, styles, and cultures ranging from the 14th century to modern times. The museum also has an impressive collection of jewelry, glassware, and other decorative arts. As mentioned on its website, “The first piece in Manuel González Martí’s ceramic collection was a cross made with tiles from the pavement of the Church of the Dominicans in Llutxent, exhibited at the Lo Rat Penat Exhibition of 1908 and at the Valencian Regional Exhibition of 1909.” There are occasionally temporary exhibitions focusing on the art and history of ceramics from around the world.

Museo de Prehistoria de Valencia

Centro Cultural La Beneficència, C/ de la Corona, 36, 46003 Valencia, Spain

The Museum of Prehistory of Valencia is located only a five-minute walk from Torres de Quart. It was established in 1927 and its permanent collection displays a range of Iberian artifacts from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages. As mentioned on its website, “The Prehistoric Research Service of the Provincial Council of Valencia and its Museum of Prehistory were created in 1927 as a scientific institution dedicated to conserving, researching and disseminating Valencia’s rich archaeological heritage.” The museum also has numerous activities for children, such as workshops and exhibitions on archaeology.

The Natural Science Museum of Valencia

Jardines de Viveros, Carrer del General Elio, s/n, 46010 Valencia, Spain

The Natural Science Museum of Valencia is located next to the Museum of Fine Arts and was founded in 1999. It houses a wide range of scientific collections, including zoology, botany, mineralogy, and paleontology. As mentioned on its website, “It is a display of technology and knowledge, Europe’s most important palaeontological collection of American mammals of the Pleistocene, a mollusc shell collection, and an exhibition of Valencian ecosystems.” The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions on science and nature topics as well as interactive activities for children.

Museu Faller de València

Plaça de Montolivet, 4, 46006 València, Valencia, Spain

The Fallas Museum is located in Alameda only a five-minute walk from the City of Arts and Sciences and was founded in 2004. It houses a permanent collection dedicated to 80 figures saved from the annual Fallas festival parades. As mentioned on its website, “The Museo Fallero de València is the perfect opportunity to get to know the Fallas Festival at any time of year, especially when it is not possible to visit the city during these holidays. Those who have experienced the incredible experience of Fallas know that when the night of March 19 arrives, all Fallas are burned in the traditional cremá and leave us their ashes and many sensations.” Las Fallas originates from an old carpenter’s tradition to burn pieces of wood on the first day of Spring in mid-March. Over time, people began to add old rags and belongings which made the burning figures look like humans and are now called ninots. The yearly celebration has evolved into temporary works of art.

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La Almoina Archaeological Museum

La Almoina, Pl. de Dècim Juni Brut, s/n, 46003 València, Valencia, Spain

The La Almoina Archaeological Museum is located near la Plaza de la Verge and was discovered in the 1980s before becoming a museum in 2007. It houses a permanent collection of archaeological artifacts from different ages, including Roman statues, coins, jewels, and more. As mentioned on its website, “La Almoina Museum is also an amazing history lesson in three dimensions: the best way to understand and imagine how this great city has evolved. It presents remains from each of its periods in such a way that you will not easily forget the events that have marked Valencia over the course of its history. ” The museum also organizes temporary exhibitions as well as educational activities for children.

Natalia Guerra

Contributing Editor

Natalia Guerra was born in Miami and comes from a Cuban background. Aside from her passion for travel writing and culinary arts, she also loves to step out of her comfort zone to live life to the fullest. Her lifestyle is being a digital nomad, working remotely as she travels the world one city at a time. Her favorite country has been Spain for its beautiful architecture and food, which reminds her of her Cuban culture.

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