Museums in Alicante Costa Blanca

Discover the variety of museums in Alicante you'll find if you travel to the Valencia Region. The coastal region of Valencia, despite being a destination chosen mainly for its fabulous beaches, features also a rich cultural offer thanks to its museums, among other attractions.

Some of them are of great importance, but there also a number of smaller museums. Furthermore, different temporary exhibitions are often shown in different exhibition rooms of the town, like the Fish Market, the Provincial Council Hall of Alicante or the foundations of Savings Banks.

Major museums in Alicante

If you organize your holiday in the Valencian Region, you'll enjoy its rich culture visiting the various museums in Alicante. Among the most prominent we can name the Alicante Museum of Contemporary Art, as it is the oldest building in the city, being initially conceived as grain warehouse. It is located next to the Basilica of Santa Maria, and in its halls you'll find a collection of twentieth century art, composed mainly from works donated by the artist Eusebio Sempere. In addition to these works, you will find some by Chillida, Picasso, Dali and Miro, among others.

The Gravina Museum of Fine Arts (Mubag) in Alicante, is another of the most visited museums in town. This museum is devoted mainly to painting and sculpture by artists from Alicante, from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century.

On the other hand, we must not forget the Provincial Archaeological Museum (MARQ) in Alicante, one of the museums that you must see if you visit the town. It contains funds from the archaeological sites of Torre de les Maçanes, and all kinds of archaeological pieces from throughout the province, from the Stone Age to the Modern Age. It was also awarded the prize to the European Museum of the Year in 2004.

Finally, you can visit the Museum of the Volvo Ocean Race in Alicante, the most modern in town, which is located in the Port of Alicante. This modern museum of Alicante contains the history of the race since its creation in 1973 as the Whitbread Round the World Race. If you are passionate about sailing and boats, you'll love this museum.

 

  • Img 1: MUSEO DE LA SEMANA SANTA
    El Museo de la Semana Santa de Crevillent, gracias a la configuración del edificio, rompe con todos los moldes en lo que se refiere a este tipo de museos puesto que la ubicación de los...
    Crevillent
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  • This museum was founded to exhibit and preserve the thrones and images traditionally used during the town's remarkable Holy Week processions in several sculptural groups: Oración del Huer...
    Ademuz
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  • Img 1: Museo de Semana Santa de Callosa de Segura
    The museum shows and preserves works in Easter processions from Callosa for permanent exhibition. It collects images and thrones from different styles and sculptors, highlighting the works done in th...
    Callosa de Segura
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  • Img 1: MUSEO DEL BOTIJO
    The Museum of Botijo in Villena ​​exhibits an interesting private exhibition of more than a thousand items of the popular Spanish earthenware pitcher, "botijo". So characteristic of the Spanish every...
    Villena
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  • Museo del chocolate Chocolates Pérez, en La Vila Joiosa
    One of the few factories that still retains a traditional way of making chocolate. Moreover, it is the only factory that sells "stone fabricated" chocolate, which is the first chocolate product which...
    La Vila Joiosa
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  • Museo del chocolate Chocolates Pérez, en La Vila Joiosa
    One of the few factories that still retains a traditional way of making chocolate. Moreover, it is the only factory that sells "stone fabricated" chocolate, which is the first chocolate product which...
    La Vila Joiosa
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  • Img 1: FESTER MUSEUM
    In this museum the different regional costumes are on display. The centre, of the gathering of the group, houses the costumes that during the festivity of Moors and Christians are used by participant...
    Castalla
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  • Museo del turron
    The Museo del Turrón is a private institution dedicated to preserve the technological heritage related to the production of nougats and marzipan and, more generally, the technology related to economi...
    Xixona/Jijona
    0
  • Museo del Vino. Legado de Bacchus
    With more than 3.000 objects and 2.500 years of antiquity
    Xaló/Jalón
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  • Museo diocesano de arte sacro de orihuela, palacio episcopal
    In the Diocesan Museum there is a collection of paintings, sculptures, goldwork, apparel, furniture and religious books. From among which stands out La Tentación de Santo Tomás de Aquin...
    Orihuela
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  • Museo etnológico Xaló
    An exhibition of objects, that demonstrate the lifestyles and traditions of the inhabitants of Xaló/Jalón throughout history.
    Xaló/Jalón
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  • Img 1: Museo Etnológico del Cáñamo y Huerta
    The Hemp Museum exhibits the complete preparation cycle for hemp fibre from seed through to the finished product (threads, ropes, sandals, etc.). There is also a detailed explanation of the various t...
    Callosa de Segura
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  • La casa de la cultura alberga, de forma permanente una exposición de pintura con obra de Navarro Ramón. El centro posee otras dos salas que se utilizan para muestras temporales.
    Altea
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  • Img 1: MUSEO PARROQUIAL SAN MAURO Y SAN FRANCISCO
    The museum is close to the church and has an out-standing collection of religious art, between which stand out several pictorial works, the liturgical ornaments and other images and objects related t...
    Alcoi/Alcoy
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  • Museu d'Art Contemporani d'Elx
    This museum exhibits the works of painters and sculptors, Valencian and Catalan ones in particular, who mainly paint social realism or black period works, thus reflecting the modernity of the town.
    Elx/Elche
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  • Img 1: Museo de Etnología
    This Museum includes a permanent exhibition entitled The way we were ... which encourages older visitors to remember and younger visitors to learn about the traditional customs and activities carried...
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