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Instituto Valencia d'Arte Modern (IVAM)

Guillem de Castro 118, 46003 Valencia, Spain
96 386 30 00
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Ranked #80 of 145 attractions in Valencia
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: Instituto Valencia de Arte Moderno (IVAM) is quite large and the museum is based on the work of Julio Gonzalez, an avant-garde Spanish artist. Julio... more »
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

The size of this art museum makes it very doable. No, it doesn't have the huge collection that one finds in places like the Prado, but it is a nice selection that one can explore in a few hours.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We're both keen on modern art & have been to some fine & well-presented museums & galleries but this isn't one of them. There's some interesting material and the permanent collection is helpfully laid-out chronologically. It's really unhelpful though to have no explanatory text in English (or French, Italian, German etc) for a top-class art museum, especially as there are... More

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199 reviews 199 reviews
63 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We visited IVAM after visiting Museo de Bellas Artes. The contrast between the 2 is quite wide with some very interesting exhibits at IVAM. We visited on a Sunday when there was free entry, but even if we had paid the €2 each to visit, it would still have been very good value.

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Amsterdam, Nederland
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Only go if there's an exhibition you really want to see ... otherwise this gallery just isn't worth visiting. Even if it only costs €2 (free with your Valencia Tourist Card), the exhibits in early September '13 were a disappointment and poorly presented. The café was a no-hoper too.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

A lot of the museums are free to visit at the weekend. We went here on a Sunday to take advantage of this offer. There were some interesting exhibitions but we didn't spend more than an hour browsing.

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Miami, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

IVAM stands at the corner of busy thoroughfare and the Turia river-bed garden; it is spacious and well-pointed. At entrance, the staff gave us detailed descriptions of each major exhibitions in English, which is very helpful. The entrance fee is a modest 2 euro. Sculptor Julio González's large body of work is prominently displayed in a large hall. The other... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
39 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

While it doesn't look like much from the outside, this museum really surprised us.We were first captured by Enrique Meneses who was the first Photojournalist to ascend to Sierra Maestra during the Cubin revolution in 1957,his photos of Fidel Castro show a somewhat different side of Castro, A Young Castro sitting reading a book with one of his gorilla followers... More

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Javea, Spain
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

A nice museum with some great displays and exhibitions. When we visited it was all a little agenda based and politicised though, but still very good. Only down side is that there needed to be more displays in English!

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

In any city I visit during my trip to Europe I always add the modern art museum, and I really like this one. There was a non-permanent exhibit of rice paper objects (heart, bear etc.) in the material that is usually used for cheap lamps, and I thought it was amazing. (I don't remember the name of the artist.) Also... More

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8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Worth a visit to soak up some culture. The exhibitions were varied including :- Painting / Sketches by Ignacio Pinazo "Sculptures / pieces " by Liang Binbin Pieces patterns lines - Varied artists Sculptures / Sketches by Julio Gonzalez (dont sit on the piece that looks like a bench to fasten your shoe laces as I did - its a... More

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