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Museums of Alicante

The city of Alicante It has an interesting variety of museums of very different types. We can recommend you to visit a small list that we have prepared for you, but they are not the only ones.

Museum of the University of Alicante (MUA). It is the only one that exists as such within a Spanish university. A research, production and dissemination space dedicated to contemporary art, with a strong educational vocation. Four rooms dedicated to plastic arts, contemporary music, exhibitions and new artistic trends, with free admission. It is located on the campus of the University of Alicante, in San Vicente del Raspeig.

Bonfire Museum of Alicante. The five rooms of this museum are dedicated to the most popular festival in the city, the Bonfires of San Juan. History and tradition collected in a sample of party posters, costumes, photographs and a collection of pardoned ninots. Located in the Festa House, on the Rambla de Méndez Nuñez.

Nativity Museum. Art and history of the Christmas party and nativity scenes from around the world displayed in a traditional house on Calle San Agustín 3, del old town from the city. Christmas dioramas and related objects can be seen next to a natural-scale Birth. Entrance is free.

Bullfighting Museum of Alicante. A permanent exhibition specially dedicated to local teachers such as Luis Francisco Esplá or José Luis Manzanares. Library, Conference and Exhibition Hall and an audiovisual room, where art lovers can find posters, costumes and related objects. Located in the Bullring from Alicante, in the Plaza de España.

Provincial Archaeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ). The history of Alicante from Prehistory to the year 1931 is exposed in this modern museum of innovative and didactic conception that was awarded as Best European Museum of 2004.

Gravina Museum of Fine Arts (MUBAG). Exhibits the Art Collection of the Provincial Council, in the Gravina Palace. With works between the 16th and 20th centuries.

Museum of Contemporary Art of Alicante (BRUISE). In the House of the Insured collects the collection of contemporary art owned by the City Council.

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