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Seville Museums

Seville has many museums to visit.

They are not very big museums, but they do have very interesting contents, especially because you can see all the civilizations that have passed through the city and the customs of its inhabitants.

🎨 Fine Art Museum

Fine Art Museum

Established in the former convent of La Merced, built in the 18th century by Juan de Oviedo, it is organised around three courtyards. Here visitors can admire works by El Greco, Velázquez, Zurbarán and Valdés Leal.

Especially interesting is the Murillo collection located in the convent church. During 2018 the year of Murillo was celebrated.

  • Address: Pl. del Museo, 9, 41001 Sevilla
  • Open ⋅ 10:00 to 21:00
  • Founded: September 16, 1835
  • Phone: 955 54 29 42

The Museum of Fine Arts of Seville was founded as a “Museum of Paintings” by Royal Decree of 16 September 1835, with works of convents and monasteries of the liberal government of Mendizábal. It is located in the square of the same name, occupying the former Convent of Merced Calzada founded on land ceded by Fernando III after conquering Seville.

The building we are contemplating today owes its general organization to the transformations carried out in the first decades of the 17th century thanks to the impulse of Fray Alonso de Monroy, general of the Order since 1602.

The architect and sculptor Juan de Oviedo y de la Bandera. In 1603 he presented the traces and instructions for the construction, which began with the demolition of the old Mudejar building. In 1612 the temple was finished and almost half a century later, the rest of the factory, which makes it one of the most beautiful examples of Andalusian manner.

he architect and sculptor Juan de Oviedo y de la Bandera. In 1603 he presented the traces and instructions for the construction, which began with the demolition of the old Mudejar building.

In 1612 the temple was finished and almost half a century later, the rest of the factory, which makes it one of the most beautiful examples of Andalusian manner.

Since its foundation as a museum, the building has undergone three major interventions. The first, between 1868 and 1898, with the restoration of the arches and walls of the first floor, the floor of the cloisters and its cladding in tiles from disentailed convents.

The second, between 1942 and 1945, with the opening of the Patio de las Conchas in the space of the old sacristy and the transfer of the main façade from the old Baroque façade to calle Bailén. The third, begun in 1987 and completed in 1993, was developed in several phases with the aim of achieving a total rehabilitation of the building and its adaptation to the multiple demands of modern museography.

🗺 Seville Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum

Established in the former convent of La Merced, built in the 18th century by Juan de Oviedo, it is organised around three courtyards. Here visitors can admire works by El Greco, Velázquez, Zurbarán and Valdés Leal.

Especially interesting is the Murillo collection located in the convent church. During 2018 the year of Murillo was celebrated.

  • Address: Plaza de América s/n. Parque de María Luisa. 41013 Seville.
  • Open ⋅ 10:00 to 21:00
  • Founded: November 21, 1879
  • Phone: 955 12 06 32

A very nice museum to visit, because it is inside the famous gardens of Maria Luisa.

You take a walk outside and enjoy the good weather.

It is a museum that can be seen in about two or three hours.

Important museum containing Roman objects found in the nearby city of Italica, the Tartessian treasure unearthed in Carambolo and oriental pieces.

It is located in a neo-Renaissance building designed by Anibal González for the 1929 Latin American exhibition.

A very nice museum to visit, because it is inside the famous gardens of Maria Luisa.

🗺 Museum of Popular Arts and Customs of Seville

Museum of Popular Arts and Customs of Seville

Located in the same square as the Archaeological Museum.

The aim of this museum is to show its visitors the richness and variety of sevilla and its inhabitants.

You can even enjoy live activities with music, dance, temporary exhibitions.

  • Address: Plaza América, 3, 41013 Seville
  • Open ⋅ 10:00 to 21:00
  • Founded: March 4, 1973
  • Phone: 955 54 29 51

Before you go, make a phone call and ask what live activities you have planned for the days you are in the city. This way you can organize a visit just when it is being celebrated.

💃 The Flamenco Dance Museum in Seville

The Flamenco Dance Museum in Seville

It is located in the center of the city.

A place you can’t miss, as soon as you enter you will breathe a special air.

And the best is in the basement and patio, where you can enjoy live flamenco, the best you can see.

On the first floor you can learn all about flamenco, its origins, its styles and its evolution in history.

It has an exhibition in second floor area that varies. You should see the program on the official website to see which ones it has on the date you travel to the city.

You can’t leave the city without visiting it, there is no other museum like it in the world about flamenco.

  • Address: Calle Manuel Rojas Marcos, nº 3. 41004 Seville
  • Open ⋅ 10:00 to 19:00 (Shows:  17:00, 19:00, 20:45 y 22:15*
  • Open all days.
  • Founded: April 7, 2006
  • Phone: 954 34 03 11

With an exhibition area of 2,036 m2, the Museum is composed of twelve rooms in which the majority of the 5,000 collections are exhibited. It is a very varied typology, which includes industrial archaeology, war, history, art and industrial development, as well as those that recall the relationship of the Andalusian people with the army.

🛡 Military Historical Museum of Seville

Military Historical Museum of Seville

It is located inside the famous Plaza de España.

Take the opportunity to visit this monument to see the museum.

  • Address: Plaza de España s/n (Aragón Door), 41013 Seville
  • Open ⋅ 9:00 to 14:00
  • Founded: December 18, 1992
  • Phone: 954 93 82 83

With an exhibition area of 2,036 m2, the Museum is composed of twelve rooms in which the majority of the 5,000 collections are exhibited. It is a very varied typology, which includes industrial archaeology, war, history, art and industrial development, as well as those that recall the relationship of the Andalusian people with the army.

The rooms dedicated to the Maestranza Artillery stand out with an ample collection of portable weapons manufactured in it and elements of diverse trades, such as saddlery, carpentry, etc. The history of Seville is also represented through models and collections related to the city.

Flags, uniforms, furniture and other varied collections belonging to Army Units dissolved in Andalusia are exhibited.

The cartoteca has an extensive collection of construction plans and Andalusian fortifications.

There are also specific collections of Army Weapons: individual and collective firearms, artillery pieces, transmission elements, health and railways, etc.

🐎 The Carriage Museum of Seville

The Carriage Museum of Seville

It is a small but very nice museum, as it explains very well the passion that exists in Andalusia for horses, which are a very important part of the culture of Seville.

If you are a great fan of horses you can not miss it, although it is outside the center of Seville, is a good opportunity to visit the famous neighborhood of Triana.

  • Address: Plaza de Cuba nº10 • 41011 Seville
  • Open ⋅ 9:00 to 14:00
  • Founded: October 17, 1999
  • Phone: 954 27 26 04

👉 Other important museums in Seville

  • Real Maestranza de Caballería (Bullfighting Museum): A museum dedicated to bullfights that is inside the same bullring. You can see a cape painted by Picasso.
  • El Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo: You will be able to enjoy the modern art of the city.
  • Archivo de Indias: They usually have temporary exhibitions on historical content.
  • Casa de la Ciencia: Next to Maria Luisa Park, it has permanent exhibitions and others that change. Very interesting to go with children, they love animals, the universe and the sciences.
  • CaixaForum: A place where you will always find exhibitions and cultural activities.