Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia, Valencia

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Admire paintings, drawings, sculptures, and historic artifacts at Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia. The museum houses some 2,000 works, most dating from the 14th to 17th centuries and mainly religious in theme. Marvel at masterpieces such as El Greco’s "St. John the Baptist," Goya’s "Playing Children," and a self-portrait by Diego Velázquez. The gallery is not only filled with works of beauty, but is set in an architecturally stunning building: St. Pius V Palace. Take time to appreciate the striking Baroque building, which was built in the 17th and 18th centuries. Pick up some literature on your favorite artist at the bookshop. Grab a snack at the on-site cafe, or head next door to the royal gardens and enjoy a picnic. See Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia and all Valencia has to offer by arranging your trip with our Valencia itinerary maker.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Our visit to the museum was one of the best things that happened in Valencia. The museum is not far from the gates Porta de Serrans. This is a very good opportunity to see the works of the artists fro...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    By chance found this impressive Museum for us completely unknown with magnificent paintings of various periods and styles along with the Church of San Nicolás de Bari must-see if you go to Valencia and you're looking for something more than Sun, sea and good food. In addition it is free
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  • August 17, 2017
    Very good and nice Museum that is free. If that gave the impression of a provintsiynosti, the works are very interesting, the collection is excellent, the Museum left a wonderful impression.
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  • Lots of generic glitzy religious art, but the Sorolla room is excellent. Good cafe as well.
  • The blue cloister is one of the most beautiful things in the beautiful city of Valencia.
  • This is a very nice museum and is free of cost. It is big and holds the history of Valencia and has a special exhibition of famous historic Valencian artists sometimes.
  • Beautiful and interesting museum. Make sure to visit it. It is definately worthwile.
  • Friendly staff, not a lot to see but its very interesting. Worth the visit. P.S. They keep it very cold inside to protect the art so bring a light jacket.

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