5 Neat & Small Museums In Valencia

Sometimes it’s nice to quickly pop into a museum for a dose of culture, on your way somewhere else. In this post learn about 5 small museums in Valencia that are both tiny and cool.  

 

1. Galeria del Tossal

Sometimes it's nice to quickly pop into a museum for a dose of culture, on your way somewhere else. In this post learn about 5 small museums in Valencia that are both tiny and cool. 5 Small & Neat Museums in Valencia

The entrance to Galeria del Tossal. Image source: Giacomo Callaioli

 

It’s not immediately obvious where to enter this little gallery on Plaza del Tossal, because it’s located underground. Look for a ramp that will take you down to the magical world of the Moorish Balansiya.

What you can see here is a piece of the city wall of Valencia from the 12th century, together with its tower and a brick arch that supported a water canal cover.

The regular holes in the wall are traces of the scaffolding installation during the construction!

More often than not there are other objects on display and temporary art expositions.

One of my favorite small museums in Valencia!

 

Opening hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm, Sunday and bank holidays: 9:30 am – 3.00 pm

Address: Plaza del Tossal

 

2. Rice Museum

Image of Valencian rice that is the subject of the Rice Museum which is one of the small museums in Valencia

Rice growing in Lake Albufera. Image source: oselfa Faber

 

No other food is associated so much with Valencia as the rice. At this tiny and neat museum you get an insight into the rice production.

If you are interested to learn about the subject in depth, call the museum (+34 96 367 62 91) in advance to enquire about a possibility to organize a tour in English.

Opening hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 9.30 am – 2.00 pm & 3.00 pm – 7.00 pm. Sunday and bank holidays: 10:00 am – 3.00 pm

Address: Calle del Rosario 3

 

 

3. Maritime Holy Week Museum

Image of the interior of Holy Maritime Week Museum which is one of the small museums in Valencia

Some of the exhibits of the Maritime Holy Week Museum. Image source: Giacomo Callaioli

 

Here you can see processional carriages used during the Maritime Holy Week in Valencia. Perched next to the Rice Museum.

Opening hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 9.30 am – 2.00 pm & 3.00 pm – 7.00 pm. Sunday and bank holidays: 10:00 am – 3.00 pm

Address: Calle del Rosario 3

 

Image of the Caro Hotel which hosts one of the small museums in Valencia

Caro Hotel in Valencia. Image source: Caro Hotel

 

4. El Almudín

This 14th century edifice was built on a Moorish palace spot, behind the Cathedral. It was primarily used for wheat storage. You can see ancient mural paintings as well as regular temporary expositions.

Opening hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 9.30 am – 2.00 pm & 3.00 pm – 7.00 pm. Sunday and bank holidays: 10:00 am – 3.00 pm

Address: Plaça Sant LLuís Bertrán

 

 

 

5. Caro Hotel

Image of Meta Bar at Caro Hotel which hosts one of the small museums in Valencia

The bar inside Caro Hotel. Image source: Caro Hotel

 

Technically not a museum, but it deserves a place in this list, as this is a historic hotel housing a few archeological treasures.

At Caro you can see a piece of the oldest floor in Valencia – from the Roman era – an amateur mosaic representing the emblem of the Roman Valentia (2nd century B.C.).

At Meta Bar inside the hotel there are 3 pieces of stone attached to the wall, which are called “metas“. They marked the finishing points on both sides of the Circus in the Roman Valentia.

Beautiful 15th century tiles, city walls dating from the Moorish Valencia times downstairs (in the restaurant), and much more, that has been extracted from the terrain during the reconstruction.

To me this is the best hotel to stay at on a trip to Valencia.

Address: Carrer de l’Almirall, 14

 

I love visiting all of the small museums in Valencia!  If you are a history & culture junkie like me, you may enjoy my delicious food tours! We only visit locally cherished tapas-bars where the guests eat scrumptious local fare and taste various Spanish wines. A history tour is included!!

Daria Gushchenkova

Spain lover living in Valencia. She runs food tours in Valencia and writes about Spanish cuisine & travel in her blog.

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Spain lover living in Valencia. She runs food tours in Valencia and writes about Spanish cuisine & travel in her blog.

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