Even in the country that loves to party every weekend, this is a special occasion. To celebrate properly you'll either ... More
Even in the country that loves to party every weekend, this is a special occasion. To celebrate properly you'll either want to go to a private party or head for the public festivities in Puerta del Sol. This is where thousands gather to see in the New Year to the sound of the chiming clock. The crowd keeps itself merry with cider and cava (sparkling wine) and it's all transmitted live on TV. You need to take along 12 grapes to eat with each chime of the clock in order to bring you good luck throughout the year. Sparkling wine helps wash the grapes down.
You'll see a wide variety of different styles of contemporary art (from abstract to realism) in genres as distinct as
painting, sculpture, photography and installations. Regular exhibitors include Alcaín, Almela, Aparicio, Nati Bermejo, Cardenes, Feito, Amparo Garrido, Pedro Morales, ...
The Sorolla Museum was once the home and studio of Valencian painter Joaqua Sorolla. His widow donated the property to
the state and over 300 canvasses and thousands of drawings can be viewed today.
Casa de la Moneda is a mint museum displaying a vast collection of coins, stamps, prints, lottery tickets, and bank
notes ranging from Ancient Greece, Roman Spain, and the Islamic period to the Euro in 2002.
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