Located in the Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas, one of the historic buildings in the center of Valencia that attracts the most attention and, probably, one of the most photographed. Considered one of the great examples of the Baroque in Spain for its peculiar facade of great decorative abundance where the sculptures made in alabaster stand out.
The National Museum of Ceramics houses an extensive collection of Spanish and foreign ceramics, mainly honoring the Valencian ceramics industry. A heterogeneous museum, rich in history, with pieces of all types from the 8th century to the present. We find medieval pieces from Paterna or Manises, as well as the classic Valencian medieval tiles known as ‘socarrats’ or decorated ceiling plates. Also noteworthy is the lot that Picasso dedicated to the museum when it was inaugurated.
The tour of the museum facilities shows us chronologically the evolution of the ceramic technique, how it has been perfected over time. In addition to ceramics, the museum houses paintings, sculptures, furniture, clothing and the original decoration of the palace. Currently, the museum has more than 26,000 works, of which more than 14,000 are directly related to ceramics.