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.


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