Museo de Bellas Artes

Seville, Spain

The Museum of Fine Arts of Seville has a collection of mainly Spanish visual arts from the medieval period to the early 20th century, including a choice selection of works by artists from the so-called Golden Age of Sevillian painting during the 17th century, such as Murillo, Zurbarán, Francisco de Herrera the younger, and Valdés Leal.

The building itself was built in 1594, but the museum was founded in 1839, after the desamortizacion or shuttering of religious monasteries and convents, collecting works from across the city and region. The building it is housed in was originally home to the convent of the Order of the Merced Calzada de la Asunción, founded by St. Peter Nolasco during the reign of King Ferdinand III of Castile. Extensive remodeling in the early 17th century was led by the architect Juan de Oviedo y de la Bandera.

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Founded: 1839
Category: Museums in Spain

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Pancake Smith (2 years ago)
Fantastic artworks! A lovely art gallery that itself is a wonder to look at. Cheap entrance fee of 1.5 euro pp. Take your time to sit and enjoy the paintings! Murillo’s works were especially enthralling.
Ray Forgianni (2 years ago)
Not the Prada or the Sofia but a proud, small Spanish art museum on it's own right with an historic collection. Beautiful building. Nice gardens. Was free on Sunday but the regular ebtry fee is nominal. An local artist art fair was was being conducted on the adjacent plaza.
Nicholas Curry (2 years ago)
It is a great little museum. Many of the works need some cleaning/conservation and appear quite dark, but a careful eye can imagine the beauty and vibrant colors below the grime. For 1.5 Euro, it’s definitely a good value. Yes, there is a lot of religious art, but there’s also more.
Ally Z (2 years ago)
Absolutely beautiful building with stunning art. You need about 1.5-2h to appreciate the whole gallery. Free entry for citizens of the EU so hurry there before Brexit! Though it is €1.50 usually anyway. Closes by 3pm in August but this is the case for a lot of places in Andalucia in the hot season. Free lockers for your bags as none are allowed inside.
Sieger van den Aardweg (2 years ago)
This is one of the most beautiful museums I've ever been to. The building is picturesque, but the real hero here is the curator of the exhibitions. The lighting and placements is excellent. You do have to love religious art as this composes 90% of the collection.
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