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Museum of Fine Arts

FINE ARTS MUSEUM

EThe Fine Arts Museum in Castellón is 150 years old and brings together different art collection funds coming from several local organizations such as the Provincial Museum of Castellón and Castellón’s City Council art collection among other warehouses (Prado Museum), donations (Justo Bou Álvaro, Rafael Forns Romans, Hermanos Puig Roda-Alcácer, Juan Bautista Porcar, Juan Bautista Adsuara) and legacies (Francisco Esteve Gálvez).

Recently the Royal Convent of Capuchin nuns of Castellón left a legacy to the museum of oil paintings from the studio of Zurbaran.

The museum opened in its new location (the central Avenida Hermanos Bou) in 2001. The new avant-garde building has won several architectural awards. It was designed and built by the architects Emilio Turión Álvarez and Luis Moreno Monsilla. 

The building is divided into four big blocks all facing a central cloister. One block is the public and semi-public area (offices), another one is the working area (restoration and archeological area) and a third block is the storage (basement). The permanent exhibition rooms are public and are divided into five levels.

The exhibition’s topics are focused on archeology, ethnology, painting, sculpture and above all pottery from Valencia between the sixteeth and nineteeth centuries. The ceramic exhibition features more than 800 objects including significantly important pieces made in Alcora, Ribesalbes and Onda.

Contac

Av. Hermanos Bou 28
12003, Castellón
tel.: +34 964 72 75 00
fax.: +34 964 72 75 21
www.culturalcas.com
museu.gestion@culturalcas.com

Museum schedule

Tuesday to Saturday
from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sunday
from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Guided visits

To arrange tour
call 964 727 500 or
send a fax 964 727 521

Library

Tuesday to Friday
From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Museum Shop

Tuesday to Saturday
From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sunday
From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The archaeological and ethnological section is split into five areas:

  1. Art, communication and cultural tradition
  2. Arts of livelihood.
  3. Food producers.
  4. Technology and cultural change.
  5. Urban system and society.

The painting and sculpture section is mainly focused on artists connected with Castellón throughout history.

Low level
10 Area Ceramica
09 Temporary exhibition hall
08 Assembly Hall
07 Museum shop
06 Cafetería
05 Administration
04 Library
03 Workshops

Basement
02 Archaeological Area
01Area ethnology

Floor 3
14 Area Fine Arts

Floor 2
13 Area Fine Arts

Floor 1
12 Ceramics Area
11 Workshop

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