The City Museum houses a series of works of art and collections pertaining to the city’s historical, as well as artistic and ethnographic, heritage.
The historical palace where these masterpieces are held is an interesting example of Valencia baronial architecture, having belonged, successively, to the Dukes of Villahermosa, the Marques of Campo and the Counts of Berbedel, until its acquisition by the city of Valencia in 1973.
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The palace retains traces of its original Baroque past, reflected in the monumental details of the façade, the patio and delicately-domed staircase, as well as a classical eclecticism which dominates the same façade, built in the mid 19th century. Ornamentation from the same period also stands out in some of its rooms.
Among the work arts exhibited in the museum, an extensive group of paintings realized by Valencia artists, merits special attention as they represent a long period of history, from the 15th century to the present day.
The variety of themes, styles, and tendencies of these Works constitute one of the interesting attractions of this estimable art gallery.
The collection of paintings is complemented by a series of sculptures, works of gold and silver, ivory, enamel, bronze, etc, mainly assembled by the Valencian collector, Miguel Martí Esteve.
In some annexed buildings, three collections of great interest are displayed: that of the art critic Adolfo de Arcárraga, whose collection consists primarily of paintings and sculptures by contemporary Valencian artists, the collection of weights and measures donated by Antonio Gómez-Trenor, and the collection of artistic ironworks and locksmithing, assembled by the art specialist Ángel García Capilla.
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Pl. Arquebisbe, 3 46003 Valencia
Phone: 96 352 54 78
15 mar – 15 oct: martes a sábado 10.00 h a 19.00 h
16 oct – 14 mar: martes a sábado 10.00 h a 18.00 h
Domingos y festivos de 10.00h a 15.00 h