TOP 5 ART MUSEUMS IN SEVILLE
  1. FINE ARTS MUSEUM OF SEVILLE: The building where the museum is located was founded as a Museum in 1835. It's located at Plaza of the Museum, where was the Convent of the Merced Calzada. The seventeenth century building began to be a museum of Fine Arts in 1841, but had three major interventions between the years 1868 and 1993. This museum is divided into themes by plants and rooms: On the lower floor are the works of Seville's painting and sculpture from the 15th century; on the upper floor there are the Murillo's work of the painting of the first half of the 20th Century. In this floor there are the rooms dedicated to Valdés Leal, the painting room of the European schools and the room of the Sevillian painting school of Francisco de Zurbarán. It's well located, near of the Plaza del Duque, with a wide schedule and a very cheap price (1,5€ and free for UE cityzens).

 

  1. ANDALUSIAN CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ART (CAAC): Settled in the older Monastery of the "Orden de los Cartujos", it was order to built in 1399 by Archbishop Gonzalo de Mena on the Island of the Cartuja. It has been protected and sponsored by noble Sevillan families and was the lodging and burial of Christopher Columbus. Artists like Zurbarán, Murillo, Alejo Fernández and Pedro Roldán also worked here. In the nineteenth century the monks were expulsed from the Monastery and the French troops made here barracks. Nowadays it is the Andalusian Center of Contemporary Art whose program of activities, with educational intention, promotes the study and the promotion of the contemporary artistic creation. If you check the cultural calendar you can enjoy temporary exhibitions, seminars, workshops, concerts, meetings, recitals, film series, conferences ..., both for tourists and locals. In addition, the visit itself is complemented by walking around the site of the monument that houses an important artistic and archeological heritage, by its long history. It is a bit further from the center than the other museums of this article, but its price does not exceed €4 for visiting the entire cultural space, and the views and exhibitions are worth it to spend all the afternoon to enjoy it.

 

  1. ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM: The Provincial Archeological Museum of Seville was create as a Museum of Antiquities in 1879. It is not a museum specifically of art but I include it in this "Top of Museums" by to the architecture and the Roman sculptures it has, it could be considered a work of art in itself. The collection is made up of the archeological remains found in the Itálica site, dating back to Roman times. The building that has this museum is the Pavilion of Fine Arts of the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It was built by Aníbal González in María Luisa Park, as the new headquarters of the Provincial Archeological Museum. In 2012 year, the Monographic Room of Carambolo was added on the upper floor, permanently offering collections related to said treasure and its historical and geographical context. Like the previous ones, it has a very cheap price and is located in a very emblematic and recommendable place to visit in the city: María Luisa Park.

 

  1. ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS OF SANTA ISABEL OF HUNGARY: Royal Academy of Fine Arts is created by an association of art experts and painters of the fifteenth century. Apart of being an academy, it is interesting for being a house-palace of medieval origin with elements Renaissance that were added later. It has a great relationship with other palaces in the city of the same period, such as Casa de Pilatos or Palacio de las Dueñas. It began to built at the beginning of the 16th century by the canon of the Cathedral of Seville, Jeronimo Pinelo and was owned by this family until the owner died. Later was donated in the 16th century to the Cathedral Chapter. In 1954 it was declared National Monument. The palace has a permanent exhibition of oriental art, and other temporary exhibitions. It also organizes concerts, events, and conferences of art, history and other topics that can be interesting for lovers of art and wisdom. Perhaps the entrance of this museum is a little more expensive than other museums (7€), but the function and history of this building will be worth it.

 

  1. HOUSE - MUSEUM PINTOR AMALIO GARCÍA DEL MORAL: This museum is the headquarters of the Museum-Foundation of Amalio García del Moral, a Sevillian painter of the 20th century who created the foundation just 8 days before his death in 1995. Some years ago, in the Plaza de Doña Elvira he established his studio .The painter wanted to have the Giralda tower nearby, he wanted to be able to see it whenever he wanted to paint it at all hours of the day or night, in winter and in summer. And here it is pays tribute to his legacy and work, pictorial and literary artist painter. In the house-museum, activities such as exhibitions of new painters, exhibitions and children's painting competitions, Ceramic Workshops, concerts and poetry recitals are also held. The entrance is free and the visit is pleasant, also located in the heart of the city.

 

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