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.

                   Joaquin 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.




♦ Museo Centro del Carmen, in an old convent.


As the city of Valencia has given the Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel the opportunity to participate in the 2018 Fallas and develop their most important sculptural project to date, the artist feels the need to extend their gratefulness to Valencians. And he does this by offering, in the emblematic Center del Carmen, the greatest retrospective about his work. Okuda San Miguel is born in Santander in 1980, his work is classified as Pop surrealism with a clear essence of street art or urban art.

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 

22 February – 3 July 2018 Còmics i tebeos en el MuVIM

The exhibition is part of the cycle of the MuVIM Comic ON and is made up of two exhibitions that analyze one, the rise of American comic and the other, its influence on the comic of Spain.



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

Current exhibitions

23 March 2017 - 30 December 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.





1 February - 20 May 2018  Federico Guzmán A la vora del món

“A la vora del món” is a specific project devised by Federico Guzmán (Sevilla, 1964) for IVAM’s gallery 6. It is an invitation to embark on a voyage of initiation that immerses us in the Mediterranean Sea and takes us down into our own roots, with the aid of Parmenides’s poem On Nature, written in the 5th century bc. On the upper floor of gallery 6 there is a collective mural on canvas, Posidonia oceánica, created in collaboration with immigrants associated with Sevilla Acoge and with students from the UPV’s Faculty of Fine Arts in Valencia.



♦ 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

 13 April - 25 August 2018 Ignacio Zuloaga. Carácter y emoción

The Bancaja Foundation presents (Ignacio) Zuloaga. Carácter y emoción, the first monographic exhibition of the Basque painter in Valencia. Zuloaga is one of the key artists in the change from the nineteenth to the twentieth European century. The exhibition proposes a selection of 66 canvases that offer a retrospective review of Ignacio Zuloaga's career with works dated between 1888 - when the artist was 18 years old - and 1945, the year of his death.

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 2018

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

33rd edition of Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove 

The Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove took place from 22 June to 29 June, 2018. 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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