Palace of St. Pius V, home of the museum
The palace of St. Pius V, houses the Museum of Fine Arts in Valencia, a superb showcase for a museum that certainly deserves it, because in terms of paintings is one of the most important museums in Spain. Already, the building is a masterpiece of eighteenth century architecture and is currently home to the Royal Academy of San Carlos. The palace of St. Pius V has had several applications among which we highlight its use as a hospital during the Spanish Civil War.
One of the marvels of this palace is the Patio of the Palace of Ambassador Vic, recovered for the Museum in 2006, since it has important pieces of marble of the Spanish Renaissance.
The Museum of Fine Arts in Valencia, as we have said before, one of the most important in Spain in terms of collection of paintings, in it we find authentic works of art as self-portrait by Diego Velázquez, archaeological as the Head of Agrippina The collection valued medieval Gothic panels, San Juan Bautista of El Greco, important engravings of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the children's swing set or D Lock Joaquina Francisco de Goya, Joaquin Sorolla Valencia Croup, as well as works by John Valdes, Jose de Ribera, among others.
The museum is open every day except on 1 January, Good Friday and December 25.
Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00
Museum admission is free
The museum is located on the street Pius V, No. 9 in Valencia, in the Royal Gardens (in front of the left bank of the Turia old riverbed).
Museum Phone: 963 870 300
St. John the Baptist (detail)
Children's game rocker