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Museu de Belles Arts de València
Wikipedia | Google | Google Images | FlickrThe Museu de Belles Arts de València, or ‘Museum of Fine Arts of Valencia’ in English, is a popular cultural attraction in Valencia, Spain. Located in a historic building known for its distinctive blue-tiled dome, the museum contains hundreds of fascinating works of art, including famous pieces by Diego Velázquez, El Greco, Goya, and Pinturicchio. If you are interested in seeing the finest art collection in Valencia, this is a must-see attraction.
HighlightsThe vast majority of the museum’s collection is dedicated to works of art that were created between the 14th and 17th centuries. One of the most famous pieces in the collection is the self portrait by renowned Spanish painter Diego Velázquez , whose most famous work is Las Meninas. Other notable artists represented in the collection include painters such as El Greco and Pinturicchio, as well as famous Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi, who was best known for his etchings of Rome.
However, the museum also features impressive collections of art from many other eras and parts of the world, including large collections of Gothic and Renaissance art, decorative artwork such as textiles, sculptures, and contemporary art. It also showcases many fascinating archaeological artifacts related to both the Romans and the Moors, as well as metalwork, ceramics, glasswork, and traditional furniture. In fact, its collections are so diverse that you’re sure to find something you like even if you aren’t an art lover.
Practical InformationHere’s everything you need to know in order to plan your visit to the Museu de Belles Arts de València.
Public TransportationThere are several ways to reach the museum using public transportation. If you prefer the metro, the nearest stations are Alameda and Pont de Fusta. There are also numerous bus services that stop in front of the museum, including the 1, 6, 11, 16, 26, 28, 29, 36, 79, and 95 bus services. Another option is the Valenbisi bike sharing network, which has several stations near the museum.
AddressCalle San Pío V, 9, 46010 Valencia, Spain
HoursThe museum is open Mondays from 11:00 until 17:00 as well as Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 until 19:00.
AdmissionAdmission to the museum is free.
Similar LandmarksOther famous art museums in Spain include Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in nearby Barcelona, the Museum of Fine Arts of Seville in Seville, and the famous Reina Sofia Museum, and Prado Museum in Madrid, the country’s capital.
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Author: ehuttner. Last updated: Jul 10, 2015