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L'Iber Museo de Los Soldaditos de Plomo
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Valencia Tourist Card 24, 48 and 72 hours
Ranked #17 of 256 things to do in Valencia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The biggest Toy soldiers Museum in the world (the collection has more than a million pieces an almost a hundred thousand in display) in an ancient Gothic and Renaissance Palace in the Ancient Centre of Valencia. You will travel through History in 3D from Prehistory to nowadays living Ancient Civilisations like Egypt, Greece and Rome. You will be able to visit the ancient chapel of the Palace and enjoy the antique furniture surrounded by dioramas representing battles and every life made with the charm of miniatures.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

One of the highlights in Valencia. Breathtaking, fascinating, excellent pieces and an incredible collection.

An absolute MUST SEE with or without kids. A stunning exposition. I cannot praise this museum enough. 2 hours well spent in this air conditioned, one-floor setting of rooms filled with miniature history and... some very surprising detailed scenery geared towards more adult eyes (e.g. scenes of religious sacrifices or the Roman orgies).

Simply awesome and congratulations to all who run this museum jewel and keep it in such excellent status. It's one of the best museums I have ever had the pleasure to visit. Definitely go, go, go ! These sites deserve to be visited and supported.

Thank you, L'Iber, for a wonderful time. You brought me back to my childhood.

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

The little soldiers museum in Valencia is a must-see for anyone who can appreciate toy soldiers. It is located near to the Plaza de la Virgen. The museum is housed in a fantastic old building, an interesting big house in its own right.

The display is spread over one level and contains dozens of glass cabinets featuring full painted toy soldiers. There are a range of exhibits of Spanish history including plenty of Franco-era depictions. Many other elements of modern histoy are well represented including plenty of 20th century soldiers. All seem to be very well painted with just the odd exception in some of the temporary exhibits. The dioramas are very well structured.

What makes this collection particularly epic is the incredible battle scenes. Some are of very well known battles such as the Battle of Rourke's Drift or Waterloo. These scenes are instantly recognisable. Some do need a bit of a read to understand but fortunately Spanish is one of the very easiest of languages to read (if not speak/listen to) for anyone who knows a Romance language or English.

Some of the battle scenes contain hundreds of individual pieces, it must have been an incredible endeavour to put together, The outcome is just stunning in places.

History buffs will appreciate the coverage of pre-Colombian tribes, Romans, Greeks, and Persians. Row after row and scene after scene of excellence.

Two large ming vases are a bit of a surprise addition in the collection. They stand a few feet high each.

The museum is reportedly the largest collection of miniatures in the world. Anyone who can appreciate miniatures needs to have seen it.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Its an amazing colonial house with thousands of soldiers in miniatures, making history much more interesting. Can't miss it.

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

I found this museum on Tripadvisor and thought it might be a place that my husband would enjoy. It was a very strange place, a beautiful building full of tiny little figures in mostly battle scenes. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. The Romans battling the Scots was my favorite. I think this mostly a "guy" thing, but it was a very pleasant way to spend an hour or so. I'm mystified that people can spend so much time making such tiny little people. Funny to see.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Wonderful collection of toy solders and other items. The set up and displays help understand Spanish and European history. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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