Whether you are interested to see ancient Roman ruins uncovered in nearby Itálica in the Archaeological Museum, appreciate some of Spain’s major paintings in the Fine Arts Museum, or take an up-close look at those shiny outfits donned by bullfighters in the Bullfighting Museum, satisfy your curiosity with a visit to some of the many museums in Sevilla
Fine Arts Museum
Housed in the renovated Convento de la Merced, Sevilla’s magnificent Fine Arts Museum has occupied the building since 1839. The extensive complex of beautiful courtyards and intertwining halls from the 13th century former convent is now graced by impressive works of such greats as Zurbarán, El Greco, Valdés Leal, Velazquez, and the Sevillano painter Estebán Murillo.
The 15 spacious halls featuring pieces from the middle ages up through the 20th century have earned the museum acclaim as the country’s most important art gallery next to the Prado Museum in Madrid.
Builtfor the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition, the impressive Mudejar-style building housing the Popular Arts and Customs Museum is tucked into the beautiful Parque de María Luisa. Traditional Andalucían music creates the atmosphere as visitors explore the musical instruments, lifestyles, artisan trades, dwellings, clothing styles, and furniture of traditional Andalucía. The most impressive of its offerings is its varied collection of ceramics, located at the bottom floor of the building.
Contemporary Art Museum
Located in La Cartuja, this museum pays tribute to a wide range of contemporary Andalucían artists. Owning an immense collection of 20th century artwork including pieces from maestros such as Guillermo Pérez Villalta, Antonio Rodríguez de Luna, and Daniel Vásquez Díaz, the Contemporary Art Museum delights art novices and art buffs alike with its constantly rotating exhibitions of sculptures, paintings, ceramics, and tapestries.
Provincial Archaeological Museum
The Provincial Archaeological Museum is an ode to Andalucía’s diverse and rich history. The charming Renaissance-style building, which was constructed as a pavilion for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition, is now home to an archaeological museum packed with mosaics, artifacts, ruins, sculptures, ceramics, and even sarcophagi that date back to between pre-history and the end of the Moorish era in Andalucía.