Museo L’Iber is a gothic-style stately mansion located on Calle Caballeros, in the heart of Valencia’s old town. The building used to be the residence of the Marquis of Malferit and, conserved from this era, now houses over 95,000 toy soldiers. The exhibition presents the largest toy soldier museum in the world, inviting visitors to travel through history via the charm of these miniature figurines. However, the pieces actually on display in the exhibition are only a small part of the private collection gathered through D. Álvaro Noguera Gimenez’s lifetime.
Some of the scenes presented in the exhibition include the Tournament in Oxford Tirant lo Blanc, the Battle of Verdun, the Battle of Gaugamela and the Battle of Isandlwana. Allow yourself to travel through the centuries via these figurines that go right back to the dinosaurs, through to Egypt, Rome, and the history of Spain. The museum is also a cultural centre that organises various activities including conferences, concerts, book presentations and theatrical productions.
Visit one of the finest examples of a Mediterranean Gothic style building in Valencia’s historic centre to see the world’s largest collection of historical miniatures within the walls of the L’Iber museum.
Report by Imogen Hockings
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Address: C/ Caballeros, 20, 22, 46001, Valencia
Tlf. 963 91 86 75
Saturdays: 11:00h-14:00h & 16:00h-19:00h
Reduced fee €5
Under the age of 6: Free entry
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