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Museum of Fine Arts - House of Teaching 


Building erected in 1758 by order of Archbishop Andrés Mayoral to educate poor children, as he had done in the city of Valencia. It has a symmetrical façade with 5 wrought iron balconies per floor, and the archbishop's coat of arms is on the main entrance.

After the adaptation works, it has been, since 2014, the Museum of Fine Arts of Xátiva, housing an extensive collection of mythological and religious themes, portraits, landscapes, popular and traditional scenes and Valencian avant-garde works.

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We can see works of Pop-Art (typical style of the 60s of the 20th century), we highlight a painting from the School of Paris with typical elements of Picasso and Van Gogh.

The museum also has a room dedicated to painters born in Spain, such as: José Guiteras Soto, Joaquín Tudela, José García Tortosa "El Vernia", Rafael Perales Tortosa, Vicente Santaolaria, among others.

In this room, the retreats made by Vincenti Castell to the well-known Sorthu family stand out, as well as the portrait of Vicente Giner painting Sorolla.

Particularly important are the engravings by Jacques Callot and Los Caprichos y Disparates by Francisco de Goya.

In the Sala Bourbon you will find the famous painting by Felipe V displayed upside down, a consequence of the historical memory of the Setabense people who do not forget their past. Philip V ordered the burning and destruction of Xativa during the War of the Spanish Succession (1701 - 1713). The painting was placed in this position in 1940 by the museum's curator, Carlos Sorthu.


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