The Home Of Joaquín Sorolla
Located in the house where Valencian painter Joaquín Sorolla lived with his family, the Sorolla Museum is a charming place to visit. It is not as well known as other museums such as the Prado, but the collection of Sorolla’s paintings and drawings offer a fascinating view into his life as it was at the beginning of the 20th century.
Preserving A Legacy
The house was built in 1910, and donated to the state by Sorolla’s widow, Clotilde García del Castillo. The museum aims to promote Sorolla’s legacy, who was known as the painter of Mediterranean light, and their collection is steadily growing. A tour around the house shows his vast collection of sculptures, ceramics and antique photographs, as well as his paintings.
A walk through the museum offers a journey through time. Sorolla’s studio complete with original paintbrushes looks just as he might have left it. The house is also surrounded by pretty gardens, and offer the perfect place for an afternoon stroll.