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.

 

  • Museo de la Virgen de la Asunción patrona de Elche
    The Museum is dedicated to the Virgen de la Asunción, the patron saint of Elche. It houses sculptures, paintings and gold and silver work, as well as a rich collection of fabrics, which tell the stor...
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  • Museo del Palmeral
    In this corner of Elx we can discover more about the essence and meaning of the palm tree plantation, its historic and cultural significance, the palm tree and its uses and the fertile lands. We can...
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  • Museo Municipal de la Festa
    This museum tries to capture part of the "magic" created annually in the enactment of the Misteri d´Elx. So, in one room is a combination of the very scents, images and sounds of the enactment, whils...
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  • Museo Paleontológico de Elche
    Fossils and minerals make up this museums collection that possesses elements from the Archeozoical, passing through the primary, secondary and tertiary eras, with a detailed explanations.
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  • Img 1: MUSEUM HOME OF THE SCULPTOR NAVARRO SANTAFE
    The museum is situated on the ground floor of what was the home of the famous Villena sculptor, considered as one of the best animal sculptors of Spain. Exemplary of his works are “El Monumento al Os...
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  • Museo Arqueológico y de Historia de Elche
    The Lord's Fortress or Altamira Palace was part of the old wall of the city. It was also the residence for the lords of the city between the 15th and the 19th centuries. The Archaeological and Histor...
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  • Img 1: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORANY ART OF ALICANTE
    This is the oldest civic building in the city, originally conceived of as a granary. At the present time, it houses a considerable collection of works donated by the Alicante painter Eusebio Sempere,...
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  • Museo de Microminiaturas Guadalest
    The museum consists of a collection of miniatures that can only be seen by using powerful magnifying glasses. Between them are the Statue of Liberty within the eye of a needle, “La Maja desnuda” by G...
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  • Photo: Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers
    In the town of El Castell de Guadalest, as well as its famous castle, you can visit the new museum of salt and pepper shakers featuring over 20,000 examples collected over the last 25 years by Andrea...
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  • Img 1: MUSEUM OF THE RECONQUEST
    This museum is dedicated to ‘Moors and Christians’ celebrations preserving costumes, musical instruments and posters announcing the festivities. Temporary exhibitions of archaeological material are a...
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  • Parc Arqueològic i Museu de l'Alcúdia
    The place was inhabited from Neolithic times right up to the Visigoth era, a result of which is the extraordinariness of the variety and wealth of materials found, although its fame is due, above all...
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  • Img 1: SEA MUSEUM
    The museum is a trip through history, in which is exhibited part of the remains discovered in Santa Pola, belonging to the prehistory and the Iberian and Roman periods. Some of the pieces exhibited a...
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  • Img 1: SUBMARINO S- 61 DELFÍN
    A boat for peace, culture and union among cultures, the expression of our marine roots. El delfín es el submarino de la clase daphne, cedido por la armada española al ayuntamiento de Torrevieja, conv...
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  • Guadalest__JaumeIJulio2015.jpg
    The building in itself is worth seeing, although its interior houses furniture and decorative elements from the XIX century, paintings from the XVIII and XIX century and an interesting collection of...
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  • Museo Antonio Marco Guadalest
    Most of this space is occupied by a Nativity Scene which required 20 years for its construction, made without using cork, plastic, cardboard, stucco, or paint. Instead stone, tile, brick, wood, iron,...
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  • Img 1: The ARCHAEOLOGY AND ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM OF THE COMPTAT
    At the Casa Museu Comptat del Centre d’Estudis Contestans (14th Century building) one can observe the traditional elaborate process of producing wine, oil and flour. These are the basic traditional...
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