(Leer en español) Seville is a very interesting city for tourists. Also for the neighbors, with a cultural and leisure offer very complete throughout the year. In addition to the gastronomic fame of its tapas and the good atmosphere of its fun nights, the cultural offer has a great importance in the city. This time we are going to discover the Museums in Seville.
Although there are several museums and many temporary exhibition buildings, we have selected the most classic museums in Seville. These museums are the most typical option and the visit is almost obligatory for anyone who wants to know the idiosyncrasy of the city better. Also you can find the places with the Map of the Museums in Seville and to know what day of the week go for free.
Museum of Fine Arts in Seville
We could not start with another. One of the most important art galleries in Spain is the Museum of Fine Arts in Seville. With a collection in which stand out the works of Sevillian Baroque, with Zurbarán, Murillo (The year of Murillo) and Valdés Leal, the visitor can also observe great pieces of sculpture.
It opens from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (until 3:00 p.m. from June 16 to September 15) and is free for citizens of the European Union. The price for others is symbolic, 1’50 €. Non-holiday mondays is closed and it is in Museo Square, 9, you can see it on the map of museums in Seville at the end of the article. See more information about the visit to the Museum of Fine Arts .
Archaeological Museum in Seville
Closed for refurbishment
At América Square, next to the Spain Square (Plaza de España) and inside Maria Luisa Park. It is occupying what was the Fine Arts Pavilion of the Iberoamerican Expo of 1929. The Archaeological Museum is a review of the history of the region since the Prehistory. Tartessos and Romans are the main protagonists of the museum. The schedule, the closing day and the price is the same as in the Museum of Fine Arts . Look at all the information.
Museum of Arts and Traditions
Next to the Archaeological Museum, in the old Mudejar Pavilion of Expo. This museum aims to transmit knowledge of the anthropological and ethnographic heritage of the region. There are sets of items such as embroidery, lace, houseware, clothes, jewelry… Also has the same schedule and price as the previous ones. Here you can to know more.
Naval Museum in Gold Tower
At Paseo Colón Avenue, the Torre del Oro, a 13th century defense tower, houses the Naval Museum of Seville. The collection consists of models, engravings, navigation instruments, marine charts, portraits and several more curiosities. Open every day except holidays. From 9:45 a.m. (10:30 a.m. weekends) to 6:45 p.m. It costs 3€ and is free on Monday. More information and discounts.
Carriages Museum in Seville
This is the museum of the Real Club de Enganches (Carriages Royal Club), located in an old convent at Cuba Square. You can see the different types of carriages and its evolution over time. It opens from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and closes weekends, public holidays and the whole August. The general ticket costs 3’60 € and the access is free on Tuesdays. For to know more.
Other Museums in Seville
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Bullfighting Museum in Maestranza Bullring
A museum dedicate to the history of the bullring and bullfighting. Original pieces, paintings and reproductions, which are completed with the visit to the arena, the stables and the chapel. The ticket costs 8 € and the museum is open every day, except public holidays, from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (until 7 p.m. between November and March). The Maestranza Bullring is the third most visited place in Seville, at Paseo Colón Avenue. More about the visit.
Flamenco Dance Museum in Seville
The Cristina Hoyos Museum is at Santa Cruz district. She is a great flamenco dancer and she has promoting the project for years. Her intention is that the visitor knows and understands the nature of the flamenco dance and its influence in the Andalusian culture. A tour of the origins, clubs, spaces such as tablaos, cafes or theaters and the most outstanding artists.
The multimedia and the live show are the highlights of this 18th century building dedicated to flamenco. The visit to the Museum is from 10:00 to 19:00 (first show pass) and costs 10 €. With the show included it costs 24 €. See all about the museum on their website.