Archeological Museum of Seville

Seville, Spain

The Archeological Museum of Seville is housed in the Pabellón del Renacimiento, one of the pavilions designed by the architect Aníbal González. These pavilions at the Plaza de España were created for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929.

The museum's basement houses the El Carambolo treasure, discovered in Camas in 1958. The treasure comprises 2950 grams of 24 carat gold and consists of golden bracelets, a golden chain with pendant, buckles, belt- and forehead plates. Some regard the El Carambolo treasure as proof of the Tartessian roots of Seville. This is, however, disputed because the treasure includes a small figurine of Astarte, a Phoenician goddess.

Other halls of the museum contain findings from the Roman era, many of which are from the nearby Roman city of Itálica. The Itálica exhibits include mosaics, statues (including the famous Venus of Itálica), and busts of the emperors Augustus, Vespasianus, Trajan and Hadrian.

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Founded: 1929
Category: Museums in Spain

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Nicholas Allen (2 years ago)
Closed until at least 2025 for renovation.
Josu Camacho (2 years ago)
Situated in a neo-Renaissance palace built for the Iberoamerican Expo of 1929 on Plaza de America, this archaeological museum is, along with those in Madrid and Cordoba , one of the best in Spain. In addition to the Treasure of Carambolo from the 7th century A. D, the museum has one of the best collections of Peninsular Roman art, proceeding for the most part, from the ruins of the ancient city of Italica, located 9 km northeast of Seville which is worth to visit !
Алексей Маралин (2 years ago)
Very beautiful architecture
Tim Pezarro (5 years ago)
Wonderful building. Free entrance. Would not make this a primary site for a visit. Only if in surrounding park and there is available time.
PaemRoot (5 years ago)
There is a lot to see but unfortunately its not that interesting... Mosty because theres no english translations (at least titles) and any explanation of what we are looking at. Some interesting facts would make big difference too. Its a big place. If you are not a fan of archeology you can just simply and without any regret skip it. Museum across the alley (about spanish traditions etc) is much better in my opinion. Both of them are for free for eu citizens (1,5€ for non). Note that in the winter its pretty cold inside.
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