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Blasco Ibanez House/Museum

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Rudi S wrote a review Jan 2019
Benitachell, Spain595 contributions156 helpful votes
The fact that almost all cities in Spain have a street named after V. Blasco Ibañez tells it all. The guy was very productive: Best selling writer in Spain with dozens of books. Some made it to Hollywood movies. His beach house is small and beautiful and has a small exhibtion of his works and personal effects. Entrance is cheap, Malvarossa beach just in front of the house. Take bus 32 or 19 from Ayuntamiento / Town Hall Valencia, enjoy the trip through the Art Nouveau streets of downtown and see the suburbs for just 1,50 EUR bus fare (or 85 cents when you buy a 10 trip chip card). Eat at Restaurante Polit Vera just 400 m away and discover how the locals get an excellent meal for just 9,50 EUR (Jan 2019) with wine, desert and coffee all included. Stroll along Malvarossa beach and take the bus home to the city which goes along the same stretch.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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David B wrote a review May 2018
El Barco de Avila, Spain459 contributions172 helpful votes
Blasco Ibanez was a best selling writer in Spain at the end of the 19th and early 20th century, and many of his novels deal with the lives of the farmers and fishermen of Valencia whilst others were made into Hollywood movies. The house is impressive and contains artifacts associated with the writer and his family and information on his interesting life - but doesn't really preserve the flavour of the house. Visit if you like the writer - otherwise probably one to miss.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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AriHelsinki wrote a review Aug 2016
Helsinki, Finland4,669 contributions385 helpful votes
Journalist, writer, cosmopolitan...that is Blasco Ibañez. This is his home, beach villa at Malvarrosa Beach. Great building and great part of Valencia´s history. Don't forget to visit this small home museum. It is free!
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Date of experience: June 2016
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BillemonM wrote a review Mar 2016
Brussels, Belgium880 contributions275 helpful votes
This less known writer was famous a generation ago. Some of his works became movies with famous actors. Ex The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) with Rudolf Valentino, The Temptress (1926) withGreta Garbo
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Date of experience: March 2016
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Bob G wrote a review Mar 2014
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It's hard to score this one. If you are interested in Vicente Blasco Ibáñez then it's a five. It's his house in Valencia and is full of interesting personal items from his desk to his letters to contracts with MGM for screenplays of his books. It's a great location, fascinating architecture, right by the beach. It's also free at weekends and only 2 euros in the week. The downside is that it is not really a place for the casual tourist to learn much. Displays are only in Spanish and Valencian. There is not a huge amount of context offered, and little for example here at least on his political career. It's a pity because he seems to have a bit of Dickens and a bit of Hemingway in his life story all rolled into one! Thus, it's probably just a three as a museum for general interest. One point of curiosity: there must be 10 busts of VBI in this museum, and countless more around Valencia. Is there a general fascination with his face or is there a reason for there being so many?
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Date of experience: March 2014
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