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Museums in Alicante

Sala del MARQ d'Alacant
Archaeological Museum
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Alicante is a port city, with beautiful beaches and warm weather. While the city is perfect for lapping up the sun and lazing around the beach, it has much more to offer. The city has some excellent museums, with a wide collection of talented and celebrated artists.
Gravina Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes Gravina)

The museum is housed in the Palacio del Conde de Lumiares, which is a historic landmark in Alicante, built between 1748 and 1808. The museum has a wide collection of more than 3000 artworks, about Alicante ranging from the 16th century to the early 20th century.

Archaeological Museum of Alicante (Museo Arqueologico Provincial de Alicante, MARQ)

This museum is dedicated to presenting the history of Alicante as it evolved from prehistoric to the present times. The museum has many interactive exhibits and uses audiovisual techniques. It provides a detailed insight into how archaeologists of the old worlds, discovered secrets of the past. More than 80,000 pieces in the museum, have been found in local archaeological sites.

Contemporary Art Museum ( Museo de la Asegurada, MACA)

This museum is housed in a baroque building called, 'Casa de La Asegurada' that was originally used as a warehouse. It was also used as a business school for a while. It was built in 1685. The museum houses one of the most important art collections of contemporary art. The collection was donated by Eusebio Sempere to the museum in 1977. The collection boasts works of Picasso, Dali, Bacon, Miro and Cocteau as well as other internationally renowned artists.

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