Art & Design Trips to Valencia

Valencia is Spain’s third largest city and has undergone a major regeneration to emerge as one of the most modern cities in Europe, successfully combining both the old and the new.

The old city, contained within Moorish walls, has a rich architectural history with religious buildings, and palaces that were built over many centuries. In contrast, major projects such as the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, which includes a planetarium, oceanarium and interactive museum have revamped its cultural infrastructure. It also has several superb beaches and a green ribbon of park winding right through the city, making it one of the best urban destinations for a Spanish language school trip.

 

Curriculum Topics Key Stage 4 & 5

  • Art, Craft and Design
  • Graphic Communication
  • Textile Design
  • Three Dimensional Design
  • Photography

Prices start from£390pp

Popular itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Depart UK airport for flight to Valencia Transfer to your accommodation & Guided walking tour of the city Evening meal at a local restaurant
2 Visit the City of Arts and Sciences Guided tour of Museum of Las Fallas Valencian Paella meal at a local restaurant
3 Visit Valencia Institute of Modern Art Visit to the Museum of Fine Art Evening meal at a local restaurant
4 Visit to Valencia Cathedral and Bell Tower Transfer to airport for return flight Arrive in the UK
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Morning Depart UK airport for flight to Valencia
Afternoon Transfer to your accommodation & Guided walking tour of the city
Evening Evening meal at a local restaurant
Morning Visit the City of Arts and Sciences
Afternoon Guided tour of Museum of Las Fallas
Evening Valencian Paella meal at a local restaurant
Morning Visit Valencia Institute of Modern Art
Afternoon Visit to the Museum of Fine Art
Evening Evening meal at a local restaurant
Morning Visit to Valencia Cathedral and Bell Tower
Afternoon Transfer to airport for return flight
Evening Arrive in the UK

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  • Return airport transfers
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Places to Stay


Reasons to Visit

City of Arts and Sciences

Now one of the city’s most emblematic new symbols, students can discover here the world of science, nature and art. The eyeball-shaped Hemisferic houses a planetarium, laserium and IMAX theatre, and uses hydraulic lifts to make the building’s eyelids open and close. The centre makes excellent use of interactive games, experiments, theatre, workshops and guided tours to enhance the visit experience.

Fallas Museum

Valencia’s huge annual fiesta is one of the best-known in Spain. Each neighbourhood competes to create the best Fallas- papier-mache figurines- which are then paraded around the town before being burnt. This museum preserves some of the papier mache figurines that are saved from the yearly street festival. The museum also displays photographs , posters and articles showing the history of the festivities.

Valencia Cathedral

A Roman temple stood on this site, then a mosque, before the cathedral was built between the 13th and 15th centuries, mixing Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque features. The museum contains a chalice recognised by the Vatican as possibly the original Holy Grail. See paintings by Goya and other major artists before climbing the 207 steps of the Miguelete bell tower for sweeping 360 degree views of the city skyline.

Valencia Institute of Modern Art

This is an impressive permanent collection of 20th century Spanish art. It has seven galleries and includes permanent holdings by Julio González, the catalan artist who collaborated with Picasso. Details of forthcoming exhibitions are given on the gallery’s website. Equally worth noting is the Sala de Muralla, a long, narrow basement gallery which incorporates part of the original city wall, which is often used for temporary photography exhibitions.

Museum of Fine Arts

This is actually one of the most important art museums in Spain, although it keeps quiet about it. Housed in a 17th-century seminary building, it has excellent 14th- to 16th-century collections, as well as works by Velázquez, El Greco and Valencian artists including Sorolla. A new room is dedicated to the museum’s paintings by Francisco de Goya.

National Ceramics Museum

The museum is housed in an 18th-century palace with an opulent alabaster façade. Inside, displays chart the development of ceramics from the Iberian, Greek and Roman periods onwards. The top floor contains a typical Valenciano kitchen, completely covered in azulejo tiling which is well worth a visit.

Patriarch’s Museum

The Patriarch’s Museum is part of the Corpus Christi college and church. The building was founded by the Patriarch and Viceroy San Juan de la Ribera, and conserves a beautiful Renaissance cloister. The Museum contains painting collections from the 16th and 17th centuries and works by Juan de Juanes, El Greco and the primitive Flemish painters.

Jose Benlliure House Museum

The former home of the famous 19th century Valenciano painter has been filled with period furniture and fittings. The highlight is the magical little garden filled with tiles, fountains and shady palms, it’s a delightful oasis in the middle of the city. At the end of the garden is Benlliure's light-filled studio, which contains his magpie collection of ceramics, swords, and artworks.


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