Museums in Alicante

While you stay in Alicante I hope you find time to see a couple of the historic museums. You will find all the information translated into English and will discover a great deal about the history of Alicante. Here are just a few of the surrounding museums in Alicante that you may wish to view.

Casa Museo La Asegurada ("Casa de la Asegurada" Museum)
The Museum sits at the foot of the castle of Santa Barbara, and exhibits important works by both 20th-century Spanish and foreign artists.

The building which houses the Museum was originally used as a granary, then as a prison, school,Library and currently, the home to one of the most interesting collections of 20th-century art.

The collection on the whole was a donated by the artist Eusebio Sempere to the city of Alicante and the collection is composed of works by Spanish creators from the 1950's, such as Chillida, Millares, Mompo, Saura, Tàpies and Zobel. The collection was later completed with works by Salvador Dali, Picasso, Juan Gris and the so-called "Equipo Crónica". On the second floor you can contemplate works by foreign artists as important as Braque, Vasarely, Kandinsky and Max Ernst.

Address: Santa Maria Square, 3, 03002, Alicante Phone: 965149469 Services: Permanent exhibits Timetable: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 21:00. Sundays and holidays: 10:30 to 14:30. Closed Mondays.

Church of San Pedro
Rebuilt after an earthquake, the Church of San Juan unites baroque features with the beginnings of what would become neoclassicism.

It is on the site of a mosque which was converted into a church. It was built in the 15th century although the current temple dates back to the 19th century. This new temple was built according to the baroque style in the course of transition to the Neoclassical. The highlight of its artistic heritage are the figures by Alonso Cano and Salzillo and a fresco which is found in the High Altar that represents the Dogma of the Immaculate Virgin.

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