Museo Nacional de Cerámica

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Poeta Querol, Valencia, Spain

Museo Nacional de Cerámica Valencia Reviews

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Museo Nacional de Ceramica Gonzalez Marti Jul 26, 1964
After Bob got back from the ship, we went to the Ceramic Museum, which we had somehow missed before.

It was fantastic. There was a fully equiped typical Valencian kitchen made 100% of ceramics from top to bottom. They had all kinds of tiles, plates, etc. and some things I'm not sure why they were there. They had some of Picasso's ceramics. The Spanish ceramics are different from the ones we saw in Portugal - more colorful. The top floor has a large collection of ceramics from prehistoric times to modern works. There are exhibits about the history and process of ceramic making.

I have looked at a Youtube video of the museum as it is now and it seems to have less ceramics and more furniture and other decorative arts. Also I do not see the Lucretia Borgi room. But the kitchen is still there.

2.40€ - normal

1.20€ - groups free - under 18, over 65, unemployed

Sun + Sat afternoon: free for all
Picasso cermics
wall decoration of tile
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grandmar grandmar
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Palace of Marques De Dos Aguas' Jul 26, 1964
The ceramic museum was in this fantastic palace with an amazing alabaster Baroque entrance. The entrance is one of the Valencia's landmarks, made by the Valencian, Ignacio Vergara Gimeno, founder and professor of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos in 1745.

The two largest rivers: the Turia and Júcar, are represented by two naked human figures On the right side of the entrance are two crocodile heads. Higher up a snake curls around a tree of ivy. On the left side, a reclining lion resting his foot on the other giant.

The original Gothic palace dates from the fifteenth century. It was the home of the a Valencian noble family of the Marquis de Dos Aguas. In 1740 it was re-modeled by Hipolito Rovira, who added the famous entrance. In the 1850s-60s, the entire facade was hybridized with newer elements. The palace was bought by the Ministry of Education in 1949 to house the collection of ceramics donated by Dr. Gonzalez Marti.

You can see the outside for free. But if you go indside to the Ceramic Museum you can also see the rooms. Some are still in the original Gothic style of XV century, and others are follow the Orientalism age of salons
Museum from the side

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