Costa Blanca is famous for its wide range of attractions. They will satisfy both fans of the local cuisine, people who enjoy active rest and walks surrounded by picturesque landscapes. Check out the most interesting museums on the Costa Blanca.
The Alicante Archaeological Museum is an award-winning museum presenting archaeological exhibitions on the inhabitants of the area. The museum is situated in a restored historic building that was once a hospital. It includes eight galleries showing life in Alicante in the past - from antiquity to the present day. The rooms are designed in different styles according to the period - from caves to a sailing ship called a galleon. Films and interactive computer programmes are a great addition to the tour, but those who don't speak Spanish can also choose the presence of a guide. Temporary exhibitions often appear here, so it’s worth keeping an eye on their website.
Check out one of the world's longest and toughest sailing races at Museo The Ocean Race. It is dedicated to the round-the-world sailing race, considered the Everest of sailing. This modern museum provides a view of all aspects of the race. You can learn about the technology on board through interactive exhibits and 3D simulators, and take on the role of the crew on board during the race. The museum also offers exhibits describing the current state of the oceans, the history of the race and a wide range of ever-changing temporary exhibitions. In addition, the building also includes a gift shop and a café.
The museum offers three permanent art collections which can be admired in the oldest government building in the city. The highlight of the attraction is the collection of Juan Francés, which was donated to the museum directly from the artist. The collection of this local artist includes prints, paintings and sketches that are delightful and intriguing both in shape and texture. The Baroque government building in which the collection is presented is connected to a modern structure designed by the architect Sol Madridejos.
Inside this section there is a collection of art from the 20th century, with works by Salvador Dali, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso.
The Valor Chocolate Museum was created in 1998. In 2008, it was recognised by the Generalitat Valenciana as the Valencia Chocolate Museum.
Originally it was a small, family-run factory, which allowed customers to learn about the chocolate-making process and the entire family history of Chocolates Valor -- from its earliest days to the present day, passing through the 5 generations of master chocolatiers who have managed it.
In addition, the museum is famous for having one of the best collections of machinery in the chocolate industry from different periods - from the days of grinding cocoa with stones, up to the present day.