Beyond its famous monuments and tourist sites, Valencia and its neighborhood offer a wide range of culturally suggestive and unusual museums. Mostly related to traditions, festivities or the typical dishes of the city, each are intriguing for their unique characteristic. Here are eight of the most unusual museums in Valencia.
Established in 1929, the Museo Taurino is one of the richest and oldest museums regarding the art of bullfighting throughout Spain. It collects instruments from the 18th, 19th and 20th century and explores deeply the history and features of this unique Spanish tradition. Moreover, being adjacent to the Plaza del Toro (Bulls’ Square), which is a still functioning bull fighting arena, it is easy to reach and surely worth-a-visit.
Museo Taurino, Passatge Dr. Serra, 10, Valencia, Spain, +34 963 883 738
The Museum of Sciences of Prince Felipe is part of the The City of Arts and Sciences. The whole complex, designed by Santiago Calatrava, comprehends seven different buildings: the Palacio de las Artes Reina Sofía, the Hemisfèric, the Umbracle, the Oceanogràfic, elÁgora, the bridge of Assut de l’Or and The Sciences museum. Even though each building strikes for its original structure and educative purposes, the Sciences museum is probably the real core of the complex. Projected to resemble the skeleton of a whale, it astonishes for its imposing dimension and its singular design. Having an area of almost 40,000 square meters, the Museum of Prince Felipe offers all the exhibitions entirely graphically displayed. Moreover it covers a wide range of subjects, from old school science to recent climate problems.