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Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia (Museum of Fine Arts)
Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia (Museum of Fine Arts)

Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia)

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Calle de San Pio V, Valencia, 46010

The basics

Founded in 1913, The Valencia Museum of Fine Arts’ extensive collection includes paintings by Goya, Velazquez, and Van Dyck. The museum is set in a 17th-century former palace that is itself also notable. With over 2,000 artworks housed within its walls, the museum is a must-visit for people interested in Spanish and Flemish painting. Highlights include a self-portrait by Velazquez, and one of El Greco’s St. John the Baptist paintings. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions featuring the likes of Picasso and Sorolla along with an extensive collection of religious art and artifacts.

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Things to know before you go

  • It’s free to visit the museum.
  • The museum is wheelchair-accessible.
  • There’s a café and a shop on-site.
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How to get there

The Museum of Fine Arts is located at 9, Carrer San Pío V, which runs along the edge of the Turia Gardens to the north of the old town. Local buses 6, 11, and 16 stop nearby, while the closest metro station is Alameda. Valencia has many bike rental schemes and is easy to navigate by bike or on foot.

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When to get there

The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, all year round. It’s closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The interiors are generally cool, even when temperatures outside are not, which makes it a great option on hot summer afternoons.

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Treat your taste buds at Valencia’s Central Market

Foodie travelers should make a note to explore Valencia’s impressive Central Market – packed with every type of Spanish produce you could dream of. From fresh tomatoes to artisanal cheeses, melt-in-the-mouth jamon iberico and candied fruits, you can browse the stalls and pick up a host of goodies for a picnic in the lovely Turia Gardens nearby.

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