The Lladró Museum
The Lladró Museum offers visits at the City of Porcelain workshops, where visitors can discover from the artisans themselves how pieces are manufactured, and it is also possible to visit the Historic Museum of Porcelain and its painting collection, one of the most important private artistic sets in Spain. Besides you are able to visit the Family Home of the Lladró brothers in Almàssera, a town close to Valencia, a typical Valencian house that nowadays exhibits its earlier artistic works, a patio with a Moorish kiln where its first porcelains were fired and installations where children can do didactic activities. All visits are guided and free. Previous reservation is needed.
The Lladró Museum consists of two permanent expositions, the Historic Porcelain Museum and the Painting Collection.
The Lladró Historic Porcelain Museum is formed by pieces retired from commercial catalogue, which have become museum exhibits because its artistic quality and historic significance, so that it is an excellent chance to see them. The exposition covers more than 50 years, from the fifties (beginnings of the firm) to the nineties.
The sculptures sum up the history of the brand, in a showing where the most characteristic pieces teach us different styles and materials employed in its realization.
The Lladró Pictorial Collection exhibits about 70 pieces which last from the late 14th century to the middle of the 20th century. Several rooms shown gothic altarpieces, Renaissance panels, baroque oils and impressionist canvases, but the most important works pertains to Spanish Baroque period and the most outstanding Valencian painters.
The Museum shows paintings by noteworthy masters like Rubens, El Greco, Vicente Macip, Juan de Juanes, Juan Ribalta, Sánchez Cotán, Valdés Leal, Francisco de Zurbarán, Vicente López, Ignacio Pinazo, Jusepe de Ribera lo Spagnoletto or Joaquín Sorolla.
Moreover, the Lladró Museum organizes several exhibitions as much in its space as in other museums, and works belonging to both collections are lent reliably for temporary exhibitions in Spain as well as in foreign countries.
- Lladró Museum - official site