Valencia Museum of Prehistory
Edificio de La Beneficencia. C/ Corona, 36. 46003 - València
TOURISTIC AREA: Historical center
This museum is one of the most complete and prestigious in Spain. It traces through the 8000-year-old history of human presence in Valencia and the present-day territory of the Valencian Community.
The permanent collection includes rooms dedicated to the Paleolithic, with the first fossil human remains from the Bolomor Cave and the engravings from the Parpalló Cave, and to the Neolithic, with the exceptional collection of Cardium pottery from the l'Or de Beniarrés Cave, and to the Metal Ages.
Also on display are materials from the Iberian culture, most notably the famous set of painted vessels with figurative decorations of Sant Miquel de Llíria, the Warrior of Moixent and the Iberian lead books, and objects from the Roman world, such as the mosaic of Font de Mussa and the Apollo de Pinedo.
The rooms dedicated to the history of money, and their contents, are well worth seeing. They show how coins were made in ancient times, with examples on display of numismatic treasures rescued by archeologists and private individuals.
We highly recommend the guided visits the museum coordinates to the archeological excavations in the province, such as to La Bastida de Les Alcusses (Moixent) and El Puntal dels Llops (Olocau).
It shares its home, La Beneficencia, with L'ETNO, the Valencia Museum of Ethnology, which is also worth a visit.
- Business schedule
- Closing days: Monday
Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Ask about the guided tours, performances and workshops.
Free admission Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Guided visits to archeological sites: (Wednesday to Sunday) Bastida de les Alcusses (687 836 545 or 687 836 717); Puntals dels Llops (672 794 404 or email@example.com)
Guided visits of the Museum: Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. // Tuesday: 4 to 6 p.m. // 963 883 579 o firstname.lastname@example.org
- Century XIX
HOW TO GET THERE
Calle Corona, 36, 46003, Valencia, España