Costa Blanca: Culture and Arts
The White Coast
The Costa Blanca is renowned for its large array of museums and art galleries, and is therefore a prime destination for a culture and arts holiday. The Santa Barbara Castle in Alicante houses a collection of Spanish sculpture from the 19th and 20th century from renowned artists such as Benlliure, Macho, Inurria, Oteiza and Salvador Dalí. The Gravina Fine Arts Museum (MUBAG within the Gravina Palace, is also a must during a culture and arts holiday on the Costa Blanca, and exhibits of fine art dating from the Middle Ages up until 1920. The exhibition boasts the works of many significant artists such as Rodrigo de Osona, Salzillo, Vicente López, Antonio Gisbert, Joaquín Agrasot, Xavier Soler, Eusebio Sempere and Emilio Varela. Benidorm further along the coast, houses the very popular Wax Museum (Museo de Cera) and contains many fun waxwork models of celebrities and famous characters throughout history. For art lovers on a culture and arts holiday on the Costa Blanca, a trip to the House Museum is well worth the visit.