When it comes to tourism in Valencia, the cultural offer is very varied. In addition to the monthly programmes, with all kinds of cultural activities, sports, etc., we can also find a large number of museums in the city.
The most interesting museums in Valencia
Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM)
This is an exhibition centre with the main purpose of spreading modern and contemporary art. From artworks that represent the avant-garde of the 20th century art, called Art, to other styles such as figuration and informalism in Europe.
The IVAM permanently exhibits works by the Julio González Collection and the Pinazo Collection. In its programme of activities there are also temporary exhibitions, workshops, courses and conferences.
In one of its underground rooms a section of the old medieval wall of the Valencian capital can be seen.
The Almudín building is located behind the cathedral, in what used to be the enclosure of a Muslim fortress. The Almudín was constructed in the 14th century, with the purpose of storing wheat; In fact, its name is derived from an Arabic word "almud", which is equivalent to a unit of grain measure.
It is a rectangular shaped building, with a solid aspect and an image of old fortress. In its interior we can find a large central room, which was once a patio where wheat was stored.
In the Almudín annual exhibitions many artistic works are put on display.
The Valencian Museum of Enlightenment and Modernity is located on the premises of what used to be the General Hospital of the Kingdom of Valencia, in a place where the most important remains are still preserved.
The Museum exhibits samples of photography, advertising, design, mobile images and the so-called net-art, placing itself among the movements that make up contemporary art, techniques and innovative sciences.
Príncipe Felipe Science Museum
The Príncipe Felipe Science Museum continues to offer a wide range of exhibitions of different outreach activities, with a significant public success. It is about offering a different vision of science and technology, through fun and entertainment and always with scientific rigor.
Among all the activities the museum offers, live experiences continue to be an attractive and stimulating way to spread science. The participation of visitors is enhanced through monitors, state-of-the-art technology, etc. An example of these experimental workshops is what is called "Science to Scene", where the audience will enjoy spectacular demonstrations, while having fun and participating at the same time.