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Cervello Palace - Museum in Valencia, Spain.
Although it has a simple look, the Cervello palace is one of the most important historical sites in Valencia. The well-made audiovisual exhibition inside recounts some of the Valencian history of XIX century and the visits of Spanish monarch to the palace, as well as their deeds. The museum also houses one of the oldest and best preserved European archive of records, mainly legal and commericial - up to 700 years old books written in old Valenciano. You will be plunged into the atmosphere of medieval merchant Valencia. There is also 19th and 20th century city photography and a tour of the well restored interior of the palace with some interesting decor dating as far back as XVIII century.
Viewing time: 1
What it is about: Valencian
Presentation: items on display, documents, records, letters, drawings, audiovisual, projections, photos, palace interior, paintings, interactive screens
The building: this is a very important building in Valencia. Built in 18th century by the Counts of Cervello, it was ceded to Spanish monarchs as their summer residence, following the destruction of the Royal Palace during the Napoleonic Wars. Re-institution of absolute Spanish monarchy in 1813 occured exactly here, and the palace saw all of the monarchs throughtout the 19th century. During the 1930s, the palace was occupied first by the right-wing party, and then by the Communist party.
Free guided tours (Spanish,
Valencian, English - call to check for Italian and French)
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