(Seville, Andalucia, Spain)
The museums of Seville celebrate the city's rich Andalucian history. Founded in the mid-19th century, the Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla is situated in an old convent which was built in 1612. The convent, the former Convento de la Merced Calzada, has been beautifully and sympathetically restored to create one of the finest museums in Andalucia.
Visitors to Seville should examine media listings for up-to-date details regarding museum exhibitions. On occasion, temporary displays coinciding with a visit may be of special interest, even when the permanent collection is not.
It is also worth noting that free entry to some museums in Seville is often available at specified times, to EU citizens only, although it will be necessary to bring your passport with you to prove your status.
Museo Catedralicio (Cathedral Museum)
Address: Plaza del Triunfo, Seville, 41003, Spain
Tel: +34 95 421 7971
With a large collection of religious art, this museum is situated in the city's famous cathedral, in the heart of the historic centre. Highlights at the Museo Catedralicio include numerous paintings, magnificent sculptures, antique furniture and gold work.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 10:00 to 13:00
Admission: charge, discount for students and seniors
Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla (Museum of Painting)
Address: Plaza del Museo, 9, Seville, 41003, Spain
Tel: +34 95 422 0790
Housing a wide range of interesting collections, the Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla is home to ceramics and pottery, gold and silver works, weapons and Spanish art and sculptures, ranging from medieval to modern. The convent church is part of the museum complex and features a magnificent Baroque ceiling that has recently been restored, which was painted in the 18th century. There are three large courtyard areas, with formal planting and fountains. The museum is easy to reach by either bus or on foot.
Open hours: Tuesday - 15:00 to 20:00, Wednesday to Saturday - 09:00 to 20:00, Sunday - 09:00 to 13:00
Admission: charge, free for Spanish citizens and EU residents
Museo de la Macarena (La Macarena Museum)
Address: Puerta de la Macarena, Seville, 41003, Spain
Tel: +34 95 490 1800
The acclaimed Museo de la Macarena is situated in the La Macarena area of Seville and close to the historic city walls. Probably the most important feature of this museum in the image of the Virgin Mary of Hope, often referred to as the Macarena. This wonderful statue of the Virgin Mary has been well preserved and is an important part of Easter celebrations, when it is paraded proudly through the streets of the city. Other highlights include numerous Spanish works of arts, gold and silver works and many other exhibits. The La Macarena Museum is easy to reach by regular buses.
Open hours: daily - 09:15 to 13:30, 17:00 to 20:00