This cultural centre is home to the Museum of Prehistory of Valencia, the Museum of Ethnology and the Institution Alfonso el Magnánimo. The Casa de Beneficència was built in 1841 on the remains of the old convent of the Crown on the initiative of the Provincial Council. It consists of a succession of building bodies built around eight courtyards of tiled plinths, which clearly recreate the image of an eighteenth-century hospice.

Probably the most outstanding element of the complex is the church, erected in 1883 by Joaquín María Belda in neo-Byzantine style.

Rectangular in shape, it has a flat ceiling supported by a metal frame and a curious iron dome with stained glass windows, while the walls and ceiling are seen with paintings by Antonio Cortina imitating the aesthetics of the mosaics, with figures of Angels and saints, all this contributes to create an atmosphere of mystery that, properly illuminated, It would, indeed, recall the interior of a Byzantine temple.

At present the property has been completely rehabilitated.

Dades bàsiques


Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Free admission


Calle Corona, 36
46003 Valencia
Telephone: 963 883 565 (Information)

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