When you visit a city, not everything is going for tapas or visiting the Cathedral. Today we propose that you get to know some of the wonderful museums that the city of Seville offers, all of them located in unique buildings that are already worth visiting in themselves.
1. The Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most important art galleries in Spain. It is located in the Plaza del Museo in the former Merced Descalza convent, just 15 minutes' walk from our hotel Casual Sevilla de las Letras and 20 minutes' walk from Casual Sevilla Don Juan Tenorio. We can find everything from Sevillian painting and sculpture from the 15th century to Sevillian painting from the 19th and 20th centuries. In its different rooms you will see wonderful works by the great masters of the Sevillian Baroque such as Francisco de Zurbarán, Murillo and Valdés Leal. There is also some jewelery by Lucas Cranach the Elder, Velázquez or El Greco.
2. The Archaeological Museum
The Archaeological Museum is located in the Plaza de América in the Pavilion of Fine Arts of the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, built by Aníbal González in the Parque de María Luisa. His oldest works are from the Lower Paleolithic, ending in the Middle Ages with Arab and Mudejar materials. Noteworthy among its collections are the bronze vessels of La Angorrilla and El Gandul, the "Treasure of the Carambolo", from the time of the Tartessians and other treasures, such as that of Ébora and Mairena. From Roman times, the mosaic of the Judgment of Paris is unmissable. Undoubtedly one of the essential museums in Seville.
3. The Museum of Popular Arts and Customs
The Museum of Popular Arts and Customs is also located in the Plaza de América but in the Mudéjar Pavilion of the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. There is a large collection of embroidery and lace, furniture, domestic utensils and crafts, ceramics, etc. The central room on the main floor is dedicated to temporary exhibitions.
4. The Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art
He stays in the Monastery of the Cartuja de Santa María de Las Cuevas. The collection is located in the mid-fifties of the last century and extends to the present day. There are also temporary exhibitions, seminars, workshops, concerts, meetings, recitals, film cycles, conferences, etc. The last of the museums in Seville that we would like to talk to you about is the Naval Museum.
5. Naval Museum
It is located in the famous Torre del Oro, a defensive tower from the 13th century. It was declared a historical-artistic monument in 1931. You can see interesting pieces such as navigation charts, engravings, models of old ships and old documentation. And remember, we are waiting for you at our Casual Sevilla de las Letras hotel, right in the center of the city, to get to know these and many more tourist spots. And if you want to know more about what to see in Seville, we tell you about it in our blog.