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.


    This is a long building with sections that cut across it. When it became municipal property, it underwent a major restoration, and is now used as an exhibition hall.
  • Museo microgigante
    The museums’ collection is made up of both miniature and giant sculptures, from among which is a quarter of centimetre high representation of the portal and belfry of “The Castell de Guadalest” and a...
  • Museo Arqueológico Municipal
    The funds of the museum gather vestiges of the different civilisations that have passed through the municipality, from the upper Paleolithic to the end of the Moslem epoch. Smelting moulds, Phoenicia...
  • Img 1: Municipal arqueological, ethnological and paleontological museum
    Located in the basement of the Casa de Cultura, the Museum informs visitors of the different cultures that have left their mark on the municipality of Guardamar del Segura. The centre is divided into...
    Inaugurated in 1999, the Municipal Museum is charged with gathering, preserving, investigating, displaying and divulging information about the artistic and ethonographical objects that are found in t...
    A collection of Sacred Art, from gothic to baroque, and a Sacred Bible are exhibited in the Reception room of the Embajadores (Embassadors) in the Palau Comptal (Palace). Altarpieces in honour of San...
  • MAF Alcoi
    This is a new museum of the Alcoy Moors and Christians Fiestas for a greater interpretation of the fiesta of International Tourist Interest. Divided into three different floors that encompass music,...
  • This archaeological museum has been named after Antonio Ballester Ruiz, the town's official chronicler, and it features interesting glasswork, panels, photographs and prehistoric remains, with a...
  • Img 1: Museo Arqueológico “Antonio Ballester Ruiz”
    The museum is named after the official chronicler of the city. Its collection is a significant sample of the archaeological wealth of both the mountains of Callosa, and its old town. The museum also...
  • Museo Arq Orihuela
    Apart from a section of ethnology, the museum, with Islamic and Christian ceramics, is home to the processional paso (processional sculpture) El Triunfo de la Cruz, known as La Diablesa, made by Nico...
  • Img 1: Museo Arqueológico Municipal de Elda
    The Municipal Archaeological Museum of Elda was opened in 1983. It features a floor dedicated to a permanent exhibition, with sections dedicated to prehistory, oriental stage, Iberian culture, and By...
  • Museo de Arte Bizantino
    The Museum of Byzantine Art is a permanent museum collection of Byzantine icons, liturgical vestments and sacred eastern Christian vessels from the Trinity Monastery.
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    Calpe’s history museum is located at Calle Santísimo Cristo nº 7, in the part of the building known as "Casa de la Senyoreta". This residence is named after its owner, "La Senyoreta Amparitos", a pop...
  • Museo Muralla Orihuela
    Not only defensive walls, from this point it is possible contemplate the remains of baths and Islamic houses, as well as more recent buildings.
    El Museo de la Semana Santa de Crevillent, gracias a la configuración del edificio, rompe con todos los moldes en lo que se refiere a este tipo de museos puesto que la ubicación de los...
  • This museum was founded to exhibit and preserve the thrones and images traditionally used during the town's remarkable Holy Week processions in several sculptural groups: Oración del Huer...

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