The Museums of Valencia offer tourists a great variety of excursions both entertaining and cognitive. The history of the region, its past, present and future is shown at lots of interesting expositions.
To start speaking about the museums of the community is better with the museums of its capital. In the capital of Valencia there are the most famous collections of art items and relics which belonged to monarchs and churches in the past. The Museum of Fine Arts (San Pio V, 9) is considered to be the place of masterpieces number 1 in Valencia. It is situated in a beautiful building with a blue dome. It was built in the 17th century in baroque. At first a theological seminary was situated there. In 1946 the Museum was opened in this building. Nowadays its collection of paintings is considered to be one of the richest in Spain.
Modern Art in Valencia can be seen in IVAM gallery (Guillem de Castro, 118)
One of the handicraft which has glorified Valencia all over the world is shown nowadays in the famous Museum of Ceramics (Rinconada García Sanchiz, 6). The exposition of the museum includes more than 10000 exhibits, the plates of Cromanians and the masterpieces of Picasso among them. The tourists can find even the equipped Valencian kitchen entirely made of ceramics. The building of the museum is considered to be an architectural relic as well. It belonged to Marquis Dos Aguas. Its main entrance tremendously decorated in baroque makes people stop in admiration before examining the exposition.
One of the luxurious and well-known museums of the community is the new building of the Museum of Science belonging to Prince Philip. It was opened in the 21st century. Both from inside and outside the museum is a realization of the most advanced ideas of modern technology in the world. A person who created this architectural masterpiece is Santyago Calatrava. He is even more famous in Spain than the Spanish King.
Speaking about the exposition of the museum, it is one great interactive park where everybody can try to interact with any exhibit of the exposition. The Museum of Science is often called “the Museum of Future” because of a great number of technical novelties.
The famous Sacred Grahal, or what is considered to be it, is kept nowadays in the main storehouse of religious artefacts of the Valencian Community, that is in the Museum of the Cathedral.
The Museum of Fallero in Valencia (Plaza Monteolivete, 4) is especially for those, who could not be present at the most famous holiday of the city. The exposition of the museum consists mostly of famous “nino”, that is the figures, which have been made for Fallas (the holiday) by the citizens of Valencia for a year. So there are “nino- lucky dogs” in the museum, for example those figures, which were not burnt at the previous festival.
If you have enough time to travel round Valencia, you should know that besides the capital there are interesting museums in Alicante (the famous Archaeological Museum), in Castellon (the Museum of Fine Arts), in Elja (the Museum of Modern Arts) and in other places.