Centre del Carme

The Centre del Carme explains well the turn of many emblematic buildings, with extraordinary historical weight, towards their new reality as the nerve center of culture in Valencia.

Founded in 1281 as Reial Monestir de la Mare de Déu del Carme, the pages of its history make up a monumental complex that includes refectories, chapter houses, a Gothic cloister, a Renaissance cloister, a church with an altarpiece…

Definitely a unique context for creativity to flow between the walls. Since the 19th century, society has understood that message. It was a Museum and Royal Academy of Fine Arts, through whose classrooms some of the best Valencian artists passed (Sorolla, Pinazo and Benlliure included).

Converted in recent years into a center of contemporary culture, dependent on the Consortium of Museums of the Valencia Region, it has housed some of the most lively exhibitions. Samples such as ‘It is forbidden to post posters’ represent a fixed photograph of the moment of design in the city.