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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mikhail glazunov (8 months ago)
Nice museum without world known masterpieces. But this makes it charming, not crowdy , calm. you can spend there hours just watching beautiful Spanish fine art. Absolutely recommended for a visit.
Marcus (8 months ago)
1.50 entrance if non-EU citizen. Lockers for your bags which must be stored regardless of size. Amazing grounds and just remember to look up as the art matches the ceilings. Good place to spend an hour or two.
Sonya Miteva (8 months ago)
A wonderful museum. It is not big and you can enjoy every picture from the work of many notable artists. There are remarkable masterpieces. The museum, which is a former monastery, also has many gardens, which makes it very pleasant with alternating paintings and gardens. The painting of the crucifixion in the hall with the ceiling from an old church is also incredible. Impressive. The guards in the halls make an unpleasant impression. Most of them are women, they gather in groups and do not stop talking among themselves in a loud voice. Typical Spanish. The museum is free for EU citizens.
HKK Adward (12 months ago)
It was sooo great. I am not a European, so I had to pay. But only 1.5 euros!!! And I could not see the all paints because I was so hungry. This place is so underestimated. If you have some interest in arts, you should be there. Que envidía you guys
Lee Reavill (12 months ago)
Very pretty museum and very cheap to enter (€1.50). A lot of religious art which was interesting but you have to really love it to fully appreciate it because it's a lot of the same thing. The museum itself is pretty and well thought out to follow a route without getting lost. It's not huge so if you have a spare hour and it's raining (only rained one day out of 4!) Then it's a good place to seek shelter and experience some Sevillian art!
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