The IVAM, the Valencian Institute of Modern Art, it is a huge Museum devoted to Contemporary Art and a landmark of the City of Valencia. The building of new construction was inaugurated in 1989. The original design was made by the Valencian architects Emilio Giménez and Carlos Salvadores, and it was remodelled in 2000 by Emilio Giménez and Julián Esteban.
Its floor space: 18,200 m2 is split into eight galleries that house both permanent and temporary exhibitions. One of these galleries, “La Sala de la Muralla”, has its own private entrance and shows the remains of the city’s mediaeval ramparts that were built in the second half of the 14th Century.
The main target of IVAM is knowledge expansion, protection, promotion and diffusion of modern and contemporary art. The museum programme of activities includes the exhibition of art collection, the organization of temporary exhibitions and the edition of catalogues and other publications that go into the art topics of the exhibits in depth, likewise the organization of conferences, courses, workshops and concerts that are related to the works on display and other areas in contemporary art.
The Museum is very close to Hostel Home Hostels and Backpackers in Valencia. IVAM address Calle de Guillem de Castro, 118, 46003 Valencia
Opening hours and days
SUMMER OPENING HOURS 2011 AUGUST & SEPTEMBER
MONDAY AND TUESDAY from 10.00 to 17.00h.
WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY AND HOLIDAYS from 10.00 to 20.00h.
General entrance: 2 euro
Students / Student card: 1 euro
Retired people: Free entrance
Civic and cultural groups (advanced booking): Free entrance
Other groups: 1,50 euro per person
Handicap: Free entrance
Sundays: Free entrance
For guided tours:
Apply in advance
Tel.: +34 96 386 30 00 Fax: + 34 96 392 10 94
For more information of Museums in Valencia click: “Museums in Valencia”