New Hortensia Herrero Art Center: An artistic treasure in the heart of Valencia

| 04.10.2023 | 13:25

The center opens on November 11th with over 100 artworks on display.

Five years after the start of an ambitious restoration project, the city of Valencia is gearing up to welcome a new cultural landmark: the Hortensia Herrero Art Center. Located on the central Mar Street, it will open its doors to the public on November 11th and promises to become a world-renowned tourist attraction for art lovers and travelers seeking unique cultural experiences.

The Hortensia Herrero Art Center will house the private collection of patron Hortensia Herrero, which includes over 100 works by more than 50 artists such as Andreas Gursky, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz, Anish Kapoor, Mat Collishaw, and many others. In addition to this collection, the center will also host temporary exhibitions by nationally and internationally renowned artists, making it a hub for contemporary artistic creativity.

The restoration project, led by ERRE architecture, has been a remarkable achievement in the revitalization of the historic Valeriola Palace. Its main goal has been to preserve the building's rich history while transforming it into a reference point for contemporary art. To achieve this, a continuous tour through the building has been designed, promising visitors a comfortable and natural experience.

The building also features a garden courtyard and a basement that houses the remains of Valencia's ancient Roman circus, discovered during archaeological excavations. This enriching journey through time will allow visitors to explore the city's history in a unique artistic context.

The Hortensia Herrero Art Center occupies over 3,500 square meters spread across four accessible levels. In addition to reclaiming a valuable element of Valencia's architectural heritage, this historic site will become a cultural center of reference, offering a wide range of cultural activities, lectures, and events promoted by the Hortensia Herrero Foundation.

Ticket sales and visiting hours

Tickets for the Hortensia Herrero Art Center are already available on the center's website. The general admission cost is 9 euros, allowing visitors to enjoy the Hortensia Herrero Collection, explore the interior of the building, and learn about its rich history.

For groups of a minimum of 10 people, admission is reduced to 8 euros per person. Furthermore, reduced admission is available at 5 euros for those aged 65 and over, retirees, large families, individuals with disabilities of over 33%, and youth aged 13 to 25. Children under 12 enter for free.

The center's opening hours will be from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and on Sundays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

To celebrate the opening, and temporarily, admission will be free on Sundays until the end of 2023.

The grand opening of the Hortensia Herrero Art Center on November 11, 2023, is an event that promises to enrich the cultural life of Valencia and attract visitors from around the world in search of artistic inspiration. This center adds to the city's cultural richness and reaffirms Valencia's commitment to art and creativity in all its forms.