If you’re someone that likes to get to know culture and history of the cities you visit, here are some Valencia museums you shouldn’t forget about.
IVAM (Institut Valencià d’Art Modern)
On the inside we can find classic art, permanent expositions as well as temporary expositions. Also, you can see what remains of the medieval walls from Valencia that were demolished more than 100 years ago. They are open Tuesday to Sunday 11:00-19:30. You can do a guided tour if you sign up in advance. On Sundays, entrance is free.
Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia (San Pio V)
This building was built in 1683 and has had different uses throughout its long history: A military academy for cadets, a benefit house, Warehouse of military supplies and military hospital until finally it became a museum of fine arts. It showcases Valencian artists like Vicente López, Sorolla or Pinazo and artists known worldwide like El Greco, Velázquez and Goya among others. They are open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-20:00. You can arrange dates for guided tours and entrance is free.
Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe
It’s a very interesting building, designed by Santiago Calatrava, as were all the other buildings in the City of Arts and Sciences. This museum has agreements and exchanges with museums all over the world, for example, in San Francisco, London and Paris. It’s a great way to have while and interact while learning. It’s one of the most visited Valencia museums. They’re open 10:00-20:00
This museum is close to the City of Arts and Sciences and its in an ancient convent. The collection you’ll find inside is old Ninots from every year that have been saved, a tradition dating back to 1934. You can also find old cards and photographs from fallas. Sundays there is free entrance, and they’re open Monday to Saturday 9:30-19:00 and Sundays and festivals 9:30-15:00