Known for its paella and beautiful beaches such as Malvarrosa or Arenal, the truth is that Valencia is much more than just natural places of beauty and great food. Catalogued as one of the country’s most important cities with regard to history, Valencia is a cultural gem whose legacy is reflected in its many museums and art galleries. We want to pay special attention in this month of October to some of the places loved by all those who make up the Petit Palace family.
The “Príncipe Felipe” Science Museum
The Science Museum “Príncipe Felipe” is located in the incredible setting of the City of Arts and Sciences. In this exclusive three-storey museum designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava, you can enjoy 8,000 square metres of exhibition space in which technological objects and scientific discoveries come to life.
The Fallas Museum
If you have ever been to the Fallas of Valencia, you can’t miss a visit to the Fallas Museum or Museo Fallero. Open from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm, this museum which is located in a former convent, looks after each and every one of the surviving Fallas pieces from the year 1934. A really impressive show.
The Blasco Ibáñez House Museum
Starting from the fact that he is considered one of the best writers of our history, it is not surprising that the writer Blasco Ibáñez, in Valencia (where he came from) has his own House Museum. A place that shows us how the writer lived, what books he read and what the different parts of his house inspired him to write.
The San Miguel de los Reyes Monastery
Although not a museum in the strict sense of the word, the Monastery San Miguel de los Reyes is one of those places that are well worth visiting. The reason is its incredible library that houses thousands of books and manuscripts from past centuries.
The Lladró Museum and Exhibition Centre
In case you didn’t know, the ceramic brand Lladró also has its headquarters in Valencia and of course, it’s a shame to go to the capital of the Turia and not enjoy its most representative pieces. Open from Monday to Saturday, you will not only be able to visit the workshop itself, but you can also get collector’s pieces.