5 Seville Museums That You Will Love!

This blog post was originally posted on April 16, 2015, and was updated on March 30, 2017.

When visiting a new city, a trip to a museum can give you and insight into its history and traditions that you would otherwise miss.

While we love to eat here at Devour Seville, it can’t be denied that the food, culture, history and traditions are all part of the same story of Seville. With that in mind, we regularly head to one of the city’s museums to expand our knowledge on everything that makes this city the great place it is today, especially on the rare occasion it rains in the city. This is by no means an exhaustive list, as there are many more museums, but here are our five favorite museums in Seville.

While we love to eat here at Devour Seville, it can't be denied that the food, culture, history and traditions are all part of the same story of Seville. With that in mind, we regularly head to one of the city's museums to expand our knowledge on everything that makes this city the great place it is today. This is by no means an exhaustive list, as there are many more museums, but here are our five favorite museums in Seville.

Photo Credit: Ángel M. Felicísimo, Text overlay: Devour Spain.

1. Museo de Arte Andaluz Contemporaneo (CAAC)

The Andalusian Contemporary Art Museum is found in an old ceramics factory. It’s a modern art space with rotating exhibits, as well as workshops, concerts, and events. Make sure to take a look at the agenda of events, as you can see anything from flamenco shows to jazz for a great price! Although it’s not in the very center of Seville, you can catch either the C1 or C2 bus and it will take you right to the main entrance, otherwise, take a leisurely stroll along the River Guadalquivir to get there.

Address: Camino de los Descubrimientos
Hours: Open Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am – 9:00pm; Sundays 11:00am – 3:00pm. Closed Mondays.
Price: 3.01 euros entrance fee (yes, the price is actually 3.01 euros – we aren’t sure what that extra cent is for either!) Free Tuesday – Friday after 7:00pm and Saturdays 11:00am – 9:00pm

One of the many artistically designed corridors as part of the Center for Andalusian Contemporary Art. The pointed arch is a nod to the Moorish influence seen in the architecture throughout the city.
Center for Andalusian Contemporary Art (C.A.A.C.) Photo Credit: Akio Takemoto

2. Museo Arqueológico

Found in a building designed for the 1929 exhibition, the Archaeological Museum itself is architecturally interesting with its mix of baroque and neoclassical styles. At this museum you will find one of the most extensive collections of Roman works of art from the province of Seville, including marble statues of the emperors, as well as recreations of Roman tombs.

It’s worth a visit if you are interested in learning more about the Roman past of Seville, and if you take a day trip to the nearby Italica (the best preserved Roman city in the entire Iberian peninsula!) visiting this museum is an absolute must to compliment what you see at the ruins of Italica.

Address: Plaza de America
Hours: Open September 16-June 15- Tuesday through Saturday from 9am-7:30pm, Monday closed ;  June 16-September 15-Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays 9am-3:30pm, Monday closed.
Price: 1.50 euros, Free EU citizens

The numerous Roman statues seen throughout the Archaeological Museum are a trademark of this particular display, certainly one of the most fascinating Seville museums!
Archeology Museum, Seville Photo Credit: Emilio J. Rodríguez-Posada

 

3. Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares

Just across the street from the Archeology Museum in Seville, you will find the Popular Arts Museum also located in the Maria Luisa Park, and surrounded by beautiful gardens and a pond. Here you will find collections of the clothes traditionally used by sevillanos, as well as the things you might typically have found in an Andalusian home. This is a quirky little museum that is worth a visit, so why not stop by when you are already in the Maria Luisa Park enjoying the surroundings!

Address: Plaza de América, 3
Hours: Open Tuesday – Saturday 9:00am – 8:30pm. Sundays and Holidays 9:00am – 2:30pm. Closed Mondays and January 6th, May 1st and 30th, August 15th and December 25th.
Price: 1.50 euros, EU citizens are free

The quirky Popular Art and Customs Museum in Seville is surrounded by the beauty of the city's Maria Luisa Park. Seen from the outside, the intricate brickwork and ornate towers make it stand out among its vibrant surroundings
Popular Art and Customs Museum, Seville Photo Credit: Armando Reques

 

4. Museo de Bellas Artes

One of our favorite Seville museums, the Fine Arts Museum, is an old convent converted into an art gallery. The interior central patio is beautiful, and makes a perfect home for the work of some of Seville’s most famous painters and sculptors including Velázquez, Zurbarán and Murillo. The museum is known for its religious art, as well as paintings depicting daily life in Seville. If you visit on a Sunday, make sure to take a minute and stroll through the outdoor art market in the square just in front of the museum.

Address: Plaza del Museo, 9
Hours: Open Tuesday-Saturday 9am-8:30pm, Sunday and holidays- 9am-2:30pm. Closed Mondays.
Price: 1.50 euros, free for EU citizens

The beautiful indoor patio garden of the Fine Arts Museum is just one of its defining features. this Seville museum is a must for all art and architecture lovers visiting the city.
Fine Arts Museum, Seville Photo Credit: Elliot Brown

 

5. Museo del Baile Flamenco

If you are interested in flamenco music and dance, this is the museum for you! The Flamenco Dance Museum takes you through interactive exhibits where you will see videos and interviews with the flamenco greats, along with artifacts and art. If you can work it into your schedule, try to visit this museum in the late afternoon, as there are often flamenco shows in the evening.

Fancy trying your hand at flamenco? The museum also holds workshops and classes! Of course, if you prefer to remain on the sidelines, you can also find a great collection of flamenco CDs, books and accessories in the museum shop.

Address: Calle Manuel Rojas Marcos, 3
Hours: Open daily 9:30am – 7:00pm
Price: 10 euros adults, 8 euros students. You can buy a combined ticket for the museum and the flamenco show for 24 euros for adults and 18 euros for students.

A dancer displays the intricate hand movements required to dance flamenco while performaing at the Flamenco Dance Museuam, a Seville museum perfect for aficionados of flamenco and newbies alike
The Flamenco Dance Museum, Seville Photo Credit: Ecodallaluna

Feeling a bit peckish after a day wandering through one of these museums? Why not book one of our food tours. We’ll satisfy your foodie side with only the finest traditional food and drink from locally run taverns and restaurants, with some fascinating culture and history thrown in along the way! We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

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