Events, performances, concerts in Valencia


Valencia counts numerous artists some of them being very famous such as the painters Joaquìn Sorolla, Mariano Benlliure y  Gil, Francisco Pons Arnau  or the impressionist Jose Royo. Among the contemporary artists, we can mention the world renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, the painter Juan Genovés who became a reference with his work “Crowds”, the sculptor Juan Ripollès and the street art artist Escif.  All of them are regularly exposed in Valencia.


    Joaquìn Sorolla                                             Belliure y Gil                                              Jose  Royo 



Exhibitions Museums

♦ Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes) is the second most important art  collection in Spain: great paintings from the 14th to the 20th century, the most  known being a self-portrait of Velázquez and a Virgin with the Child of the italian Pinturicchio. From the 17th century and on: paintings of Goya, Greco, Murillo,  Rusiñol, Zubiaurre, Zuloag and Benlliure y Gil, Francis Pons Arnau, Joaquín Sorolla and many others. Joaquín Sorolla’s permanent collection: 42 works.

          Current exhibition

19 July - 29 October 2017 Colección Delgado

Colección Delgado covers the period from the late International Gothic until the 18th century. The interest of the collection is to give the opportunity of enjoying works and artists little represented in the Museum of Fine Arts of Valencia that enrich and complete its extraordinary permanent collection.



♦ Museo Centro del Carmen, in an old convent.


The exhibition explains the origins of the performance and practices multidisciplinary theatrical and performable type that inspired and fed the territory of Spanish contemporary art : theatre, copla, circus, cabaret, music-hall, the couplet, magazine, ephemeral architectures linked to the Carnival, the literatura-dramaturgia, the theatrical scenery, dance, cinema or kinetic experiments and cinematogaficos of the Spain of the first third of the 20th century special effects, or graphic design applied to communication aesthetics.

Museo Centro del Carmen
Calle Museo, 2
Near Plaza del Carmen 



♦  MuVim. Museu Valencià de la Ilustració i de la Modernitat

MuVim's collection features photography, design, advertising, moving image and 'net-art'. The museum building is an example of the city of Valencia's contemporary architecture.


     Current exhibition 

8 July – 17 September 2017 Valencia En El Cómic

Valencia has always been a source of inspiration for numerous works of comic and graphic novel. The exhibition is organized on two axes: "The vivid Valencia", reflecting the urban landscape, in a realistic way ; and "The dream Valencia", where the landscape serves as a context in stories where the fantasy changed elements and urban patterns.



♦ IVAM. Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno.
Collection of Valencian paintings of  the 19th century and international art of the 20th century.  

Current exhibition

23 March 2017 - 14 January 2018 Julio González’s constellations

In this new presentation of the room devoted to the Julio González collection, viewed from our current perspective and sensibility, the intention is to emphasise the basic concepts of the experience of sculpture, such as the aesthetic handling of materials and their arrangement in space, IVAM explained. Julio Gonzalez, Man of Iron, (1876-1942),  was a painter, sculptor and architect of form and light. He figures among the greatest artist of his time: Braque, Miro, Mondrian and of course Picasso.



♦ Casa-Museo Benlliure

In 1957 María Benlliure Ortiz donated the family home where her father, the famous painter José Benlliure Gil (Valencia 1855-1937), lived and worked along with numerous works of art and interesting objects within the house to the Valencia City Hall. Works by renowned artists of that time such as Sorolla, Muñoz Degraín, Rusinyol, Luna Novicio, Nagy, etc can also be seen in this museum.


♦ Fundación Bancaja

22 June – 19 October 2017 "Francis Bacon. La cuestion del dibujo"

Fundación Bancaja presents « Francis Bacon. The question of drawing ». The exhibition includes more than fifty works on paper by the British artist belonging to the collection of Christian Lovatelli Ravarino, journalist and close friend of the painter. It is composed of 58 drawings in pencil, wax and collage on four of the issues that obsessed Bacon throughout his career: Papa Inocencio X, Velázquez, Crucifixion, seated figures, and portraits and self-portraits.

Centro Cultural Bancaja
Plaza de Tetuán, 23 , Valencia





Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia

The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia is part of the Ciudad de las Artes buildings designed  by the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava. It is an opera house and cultural centre dedicated to promote the performing arts and is expected to become one of the finest  international venues for theatre, dance, opera and music concerts.

Annual music and opera festival, the Festival del Mediterráneo.  

Programme 2017-2018 

Palau de la Musica

The Palau de la Musica in Valencia is an important cultural centre with a programme of concerts, poetry, literature. It is reported as one of the most important musical centres in Europe.

Programme 2017

21th Valencia Jazz Festival (July 2017)  


City of Arts and Sciences

Concerts 'Música con Berklee'
'Berklee: Música e innovación' 
July to October

Concerts: agenda




Film Festival

31th edition of Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove 

The Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove took place from 23 June to 1 July, 2017. The Festival is recognised as belonging to that selected top five specialised international film festivals of Spain (in a country that runs over 250 film festivals) and it has become a reference European festival that is known worldwide. The Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove is recognised by the International Federation of Associations of Film Producers (FIAPF) as a specialised film festival with an international ranking that is geared towards film professionals and which is always in search of new and brilliant filmmakers.



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