Choose your favorite guided tour and explore the life of Joaquín Sorolla

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Sorolla

Tour Valencia on foot, by bike or online and learn the story behind this artist

Joaquín Sorolla is one of the most famous and international Valencians in our history. 

Valencia was the place that gave him birth, that inspired him and that defined his style, influenced by the lights of the Mediterranean, the Levantine beaches, the daily life of its neighborhoods and daily life with his family.

In short, the essence of the city was a fundamental component in this artist's work. 

To celebrate the Year of Sorolla, in 2023 more guided tours are available than ever. Read over the tours available and choose how you will pay homage to the painter on the 100th anniversary of his passing.

Sorolla, Valencia's painter

A cultural route that goes through the places in the historic center that defined his life: explore the spaces that inspired him, take a glimpse into his more personal side and let the steps of this mythical painter guide you.

To take part in this original tour, join us on the first Sunday of each month and enjoy more than two hours of culture by booking your ticket here.

If you prefer, you have the option of booking a private route for your group.

Getting to know Sorolla 

This is a virtual guided tour to learn in detail the personal and professional life of the Valencian painter with help from local guides.

For almost two hours, experts in the field will delight you with a plethora of interesting facts and trivia about Sorolla. If you have any questions at the end, don't worry: the guides will be glad to answer them.
Virtual tours are held every day at 7 pm. You just have to enter here, choose the day and book your visit.

Sorolla's Valencia. A cultural walk

While not in sync with the artist's life events, this tour of Valencia will include the highlights of his career, its streets and the beach, which he so often reflected in his paintings.

This route starts at the door of the Church of Santa Catalina and ends at the Museum of Fine Arts. Ask about the days available.

To book, send an e-mail here : visitasguiadasyculturales@gmail.com

Gastronomy and tourism. A culinary theme around the Hispanic Society and Joaquín Sorolla's Vision of Spain

In 1911, Sorolla was commissioned to decorate with his works the library of the Hispanic Society of New York. In response, he traveled to every corner of Spain to soak up the cuisine, festivals and landscapes that he would end up capturing on his canvases.

Now, chef Jorge de Andrés has created the “Menu Sorolla, Vision and Flavors of Spain”, consisting of fourteen dishes that will make you fall in love even more with the works of the artist.

This wonderful tour begins by walking the streets of Valencia, the Museum of Fine Arts and ends at the Restaurante Vertical.

To book, send an e-mail here : visitasguiadasyculturales@gmail.com

The spaces of Sorolla and the Mediterranean: a bicycle touring route through the main icons of art, architecture and design 

Set within the framework of Valencia as Design Capital 2022, this route is done on bicycle and visits those places in Valencia most closely associated with his life and work, including a ride through the Turia Garden, an immense green space full of architectural works.

It then goes to the City of Arts and Sciences to cap off this exceptional tour in the seaside neighborhoods of El Cabanyal and La Malvarrosa, both points of inspiration for the artist.

To book, send an e-mail here : visitasguiadasyculturales@gmail.com

Combined visit Benlliure family home and Museum of Fine Arts

Contemporaries, Valencian and artists, the sculptor Mariano Benlliure and Sorolla struck up an intense friendship and exchanged works on numerous occasions. Sorolla painted Benlliure and his family, and in return, Benlliure, knowing how much the painter liked sculpture, gave him several works of great sentimental value. This guided tour begins at La Casa Museo Benlliure, the home of the Benlliure family, including his brother, painter José Benlliure, and ends at the Museum of Fine Arts in Valencia, which are two great places to see works by both artists.

The Casa Museo Benlliure provides an intimate setting with magnificent works, as well as a cabinet with small pieces, reflecting the course Sorolla would take from then on.

And once in the Museum of Fine Arts, you will enjoy works created with all kinds of materials, since Benlliure was a sculptor as versatile as he was universal. As well as the works of Sorolla that are exhibited there, of course.

To book, send an e-mail here : visitasguiadasyculturales@gmail.com

Visit Benlliure's sculptures in Valencia

And if you want to find out more about the work of the universal sculptor Mariano Benlliure, we recommend this other tour. He doesn't have his own museum, since his art is found throughout the city because the streets are his museum.

On this guided tour, you will walk through downtown Valencia and learn about his monuments on both public and private property.

Interested? Book here: visitasguiadasyculturales@gmail.com

Whether walking, riding or virtually, don't miss this great chance to delve into the life of Joaquín Sorolla by enjoying one of these exclusive guided tours.

Don't just hear about it second-hand!
 

Details

  • Event dates
  • From:

    12-12-2023

  • To:

    31-12-2023

  • Schedule info

    "Sorolla, Valencia's painter"
    Adult €16
    Retirees €12
    Children 4 to 12, €6

    "Getting to know Sorolla"
    Adult €10
    Private tour €120

    «Combined visit Benlliure Museum and MUBAV»
    €125 per person, tax not inc.
    5-person minimum

    "Visit of Benlliure's sculptures in Valencia"
    €125 per person, tax not inc.
    5-person minimum

    "Sorolla's Valencia"
    €30 per person, tax not inc.
    5-person minimum

    "Gastronomy and tourism. A culinary theme around the Hispanic Society and Joaquín Sorolla's Vision of Spain"
    €160 menu without pairing 
    Minimum 4 - maximum 6 people

    "The spaces of Sorolla and the Mediterranean: a bicycle touring route through the main icons of art, architecture and design within the framework of Valencia as Design Capital 2022"
    Monday to Friday – includes bike rental.
    €50 per person
    Weekends – includes bike rental.
    €60 per person
     

  • Place

    Depends on the starting point of the activity.

  • Price

    Check the conditions of each tour.

  • Interest information

    January 1 to December 31, 2023

EVENTS YEAR OF SOROLLA