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Explore Alicante’s Gravina Museum of Fine Arts

painting at Museo de Bellas Artes Gravia
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When visiting Alicante, make sure you take out time and visit the city’s museums for a rich feast of culture. Whether you're an artistic soul or an architecture-buff, the city’s museums will take your breath away and inspire you. Add the fascinating Gravina Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes Gravina, MUBAG) to your bucket list and enjoy this phenomenal collection of artworks. The museum is worth visiting and there is no entry fee.

It is easy to spot the MUBAG building, located in the majestic Palacio del Conde de Lumiares, the museum beckons you with its calm environment. Once inside the museum, you can stroll around and enjoy the beautiful artwork.

Museo de Bellas Artes Gravina
Credit: Joanbanjo / CC BY-SA 3.0

You will love revelling at the paintings by major artists, with over 500 works. The artworks range from 16th through 20th centuries and include artworks by internationally-acclaimed artists, such as Salzillo, Vicente López, Fernando Cabrera, Antonio Gisbert, and Joaquín Agrasot. A sculpture by Francisco Salzillo and the portrait of Ferdinand VII by Valencian painter Vicente López Portaña are both housed at the museum. The museum is ideal as an exhibition space and often plays host to musical concerts and recitals.

If you are an architecture enthusiast, then don’t miss out on admiring the Gravina Museum building's incredible setting and form. With a magnificent façade, breathtaking stone arches, servant quarters, grand staircases, the architectural grandeur will amaze you.

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