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 taurino
    Costumes, posters and capes are just a few of the items to be found in this museum ; the largest of bulls' heads are also on display, as well as pieces of sculpture of all those involved.
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  • Museo del chocolate Clavileño de La Vila Joiosa
    The tour of the facilities includes a visit to the factory floor, where modern methods for the elaboration of chocolate are shown, the itinerary passes through a room where the history of the product...
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  • Img 1: THE CRIB MUSEUM
    A collection of Christmas figures and original cribs from different parts of the world show how the people of Alicante follow the tradition of building and putting together Christmas cribs and manger...
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  • Museo arqueológico de Crevillent
    On the ground floor of the Archaeological Museum is the office - laboratory of the “crevillentine” doctor, Francisco Mas-Magro, candidate for the Nobel Prize.
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  • Img 1: THE FESTERO MUSEUM
    This museum is located in the so-called “Casa del Festero”, right in the Plaza de Santiago. An important collection of objects that are closely related to the traditional Moors and Christians Festiva...
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  • Mubag
    This museum houses the artistic collection of the Alicante County Council, from the Middle Ages up to the beginning of the XX century, in a building from XVII century that has been converted for this...
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  • Museo Monográfico Mariano Benlliure
    The plaster mock-up models of Benlliure's sculptures, which are nowadays found all over the world, are one of the principal curiosities of this museum, guarding real artistic treasures from one of Va...
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  • Img 1: THE MUNICIPAL FOUNDATION FOR ARTISTS OF EL CAMPELLO
    The town hall has managed to unite a super collection of paintings and sculptures thanks to the temporary exhibitions that are organized in this hall.
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  • Façana Museu Agost
    The Museum is housed in a former ceramic factory of the early 20th century, adapted to the needs of a nowadays museum. Throughout its halls the visitor can see firsthand the extensive collection of o...
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  • Img 1: THE PROVINCIAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
    Finds from the sites at Torremanzanas, El Campello and Alicante form the base of this centre which houses valuable exhibits from the Paleolithic to the Modern Age, featuring in particular examples of...
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  • Img 1: THE SALT MUSEUM
    The production of this condiment is the central theme of the centre, which allows the visitor to see all the machinery of this old mill. Also, in a didactic manner, the museum shows the importance of...
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  • This contains the "ninots", or wooden statues that have been "pardoned" i.e. not burned, mock-ups of bonfires, a video room showing the best of this "fiesta", photographs, costumes etc.
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  • Img 1: THE SEA AND THE SALT MUSEUM
    The museum is fundamentally of an ethnological character. It tries to reflect the impression that the sea has left on its people over time, emphasising the birth of Torrevieja by the sea and the salt...
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  • Museo arqueológico y etnográfico Soler Blasco
    The centre holdsa magnificent reproduction of Jávea's Iberian treasure, highlighting a diadem, which was found inside a ceramic jar in Lluca. Also shown are examples of Roman and medieval ceramics. T...
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  • Img 1: THE TOMAS VALCARCEL EASTER WEEK MUSEUM
    The tradition for sculpture and iconography in Easter Week is manifested in this museum assigned to the festivities. The Artistic Centre unites an ample representation of the processional steps of th...
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  • Museo del juguete
    The museum shows the production of toys in Dénia from its beginnings in 1904, right up to the decade of the 60’s.
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