Joaquín Sorolla and the beaches of Valencia (Valencia)
With the “The Bathing Hour” (1909) or “Sea Idyll”, (1908), Joaquín Sorolla, a very well-known Spanish painter with over 2,200 catalogued works, was a master at reflecting different aspects of everyday life on the beaches of Valencia. With his luminous, impressionist technique he shows us the reflections on the water, the gentle waves lapping against the shore and the fine white sand of these beaches. Above all his paintings reflect a tranquil setting that’s perfect for a family day at the beach. If you’ve already decided to visit, you’ll find that the city of Valencia has more than one beach to offer. Plunge into the waters on Malvarrosa, a beach with excellent amenities to the north of the city; or how about Las Arenas beach with its 1,200 metre stretch of sand to stroll along; or the Playa del Pinedo with its soft dunes and calm sea; and there’s the Playa de L'Arbre del Gos too, that you can get to by bike if you fancy it.
The Bathing Hour, Joaquin Sorolla