When seeing a new city, the art and culture behind it is always an inside look into what culture and history it has to offer. With Sevilla as the center, it also presents a beautiful display of art and history from the Neolithic age to the ever growing age of contemporary art. Housed in buildings that represent the culture and beauty of the lives of Andalusian ancestors, as well as those that represent difficult moments in history, these must-see museums are a great way to learn more about the rich culture of Sevilla.
We’re going to give you an inside look at five amazing museums and art galleries when visiting Sevilla.
Museo de Bellas Artes
Founded by St. Peter Nolasco during the reign of King Ferdinand III of Castille and originally home to the convent of Merced Calzada de la Asunción, the Museum of Fine Arts in Seville is known as the second most important Spanish art museum in Spain. Since its official inauguration in 1841, the museum has built a collection fundamental to the knowledge of Sevillan Baroque paintings, with works by artists of the 17th century ‘Golden Age’ of Sevillan painting with works by Zurbarán, Murillo, Valdés Leal and Francisco de Herrera the younger. Not only is the collection impressive, but the buildings and patio gardens are as well, so take a couple hours out of your day to marvel at all the Museo de Bellas Artes has to offer.
Location: Plaza del Museo, 9
Price: 1,50 €
Museo de Baile Flamenco
Founded by the famous Sevillan flamenco dancer Cristina Hoyos, the Flamenco Museum in Sevilla is absolutely a must see. Although the museum space itself is small, it gives a strong sense of the history of flamenco through 18th-century paintings, sketches, photos, and various traditional garments. No history of flamenco, especially in the city where the origin is so rich, is complete without experiencing the magic and passion up close and in person. Tickets are available for the museum, live shows or both!
Location: Calle Manuel Rojas Marcos, 3
Italica (Roman Ruins)
If you are interested in visiting the site from where many of the Archaeological Museum’s artifacts came, take a bus out toward the modern town of Santiponce to visit Itálica, once the third largest city in the Roman Empire and the birthplace of Roman emperors Trajan and Hadrian. There is not a lot of signage or direction, but no need, because the ruins speak for themselves. Walk along its streets as you get a strong sense of what life was like so long ago, marvel at the well-preserved fine floor mosaics and the interior of houses or the conserved community oven. On top of that is the large amphitheater that once sat 25,000 spectators and still stands strong today. We highly recommend the visit!
Location: Avenida de Extremadura, 2
Price: 1,50 €
Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares
On the other side of Plaza de America in Maria Luisa Park, The Museum of Arts and Traditions of Sevilla occupies the Anibal Gonzalez designed Mudéjar Pavillion, a beautiful building built in 1914. The space originally served as an art pavilion during the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. The museum itself consists of objects and stories that represent a fascinating social history and a compelling look into the daily lives of hard- working Andalusian ancestors.
Location: Plaza América, 3
Price: 1,50 €
Delimbo is a gallery focused on street art, post graffiti, urban art, and contemporary art. They represent artists such as Momo, Felipe Pantone, Remed, Jeroen Erosie, SatOne, Nano4814, Okuda San Miguel, 3ttman, Nuria Mora, Hell’o Collective, Eltono, Zosen & Mina Hamada, Rorro Berjano, Boris Hoppek and many more. It’s a fun, colorful place to look around or go to get inspiration!
Location: Calle Pérez Galdós, 1
There you have it! 5 unforgettable art and culture experiences in the heart of Sevilla.