By Heloisa Cassanho Pedroso / March 4, 2021.
History and tradition are very remarkable characteristics when it comes to Sevilla, and it couldn’t be different when it comes to the city’s museums: from the origins of flamenco or the great navigation period to contemporary Andalusian artists, you’ll learn a lot with each visit. In this post we’ve selected our favorite Sevillian Museums so you can plan a cultural tour next time you’re in town!
Important: always check the official websites before your visit. We try to keep up-to-date, however opening hours and prices may change since the publication of this article.
SEVILLA’S FINE ARTS MUSEUM
Inaugurated in 1835 as the “Painitngs Museum” to concentrate in one place all the paintings collected from churches and monasteries, this museum kept expanding it’s collections and architecture until 1993, when it was finally qualified as Fine Arts Museum. The permanent collection has many important pieces that date from XV century between paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculptures, reflecting the evolution of Sevillian School of Arts, until the present. You’ll find important pieces from well known Spanish artists such as Murillo and Goya.
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- Where: Plaza del Museo 9, 41001 Sevilla
- Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 9pm and Sundays from 9am to 3pm.
- Prices: General entrance 1,50€
- Free entrance: UE members.
- More info: http://www.
King Carlos III order the foundation of those archives in 1785 to reunite all documents related to the great navigation and concentrate information from the Spanish colonies, at the time located in the Americas, Africa and Asia. Until today you can see the original documents from the colonial period, besides navigation instruments, objects brought to Spain from Chirstopher Columbus and Magallanes trips and the first maps that represented the American territory.
- Where: Av. de la Constitución, s/n,
- Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays from 9.30am to 5pm. Sundays from 10 to 2pm.
- Prices: Free entrance
- More info: https://www.andalucia.org/es/sevilla-turismo-cultural-archivo-general-de-indias
Built for the 1992 World Fair Exhibit, this pavilion located right by the Guadalquivir River was dedicated to naval scientific development and it was one of the most visited at the time. In 2012 after several renovations, the space opened to public as a museum with rooms dedicated to ocean science, the evolution of navigation and an external tower with beautiful views of the city from the river.
- Where: Camino de los Descubrimientos, 2. 41092 Sevilla
- Opening hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am to 7.30 pm, Sundays from 10am to 3pm.
- Prices: 4€
- Free entrance: Children under 5 years old.
- More info: https://www.pabellondelanavegacion.com/
POPULAR ARTS AND COSTUMES
Created in 1972, this museum takes you through a journey of Andalusian costumes and traditions, with objects, clothing, furniture, pictures and videos that help us to understand the culture and the value of this immaterial heritage. Besides permanent collections, you’ll find temporary exhibits and and wine cellar. The building’s architecture is Neomudejar (a combination between Arab and Spanish elements) designed by Aníbal Gonzales and it’s located in the park Maria Luisa. Definitely a must-see!
- Where: Plaza de América, Parque de María Luisa, 3, 41013
- Opening hours: Summer Tuesdays to Sundays from 9 to 3pm. Winter: Tuesdays to Suturdays from 9 to 9pm. Sundays from 9 to 3pm.
- Prices: General entrance 1,50€
- Free entrance: EU citizens
- More info: https://www.andalucia.org/es/sevilla-turismo-cultural-museo-de-artes-y-costumbres-populares-de-sevilla
Dedicated to all artistic expressions of Flamenco (dance, singing, music, costumes) this museum combines an exhibit space with an authentic “tablao”, a stage designed for Flamenco performances. Visiting the museum you’ll learn everything about the origins of this art with the option of buying a combined ticket to watch a flamenco show afterwards. Olé!
- Where: Calle Manuel Rojas Marcos, 3, 41004 Sevilla
- Opening hours: Museum: 10:00 – 19:00 / Shows: 17:00, 19:00, 20:45 y 22:15.
- Prices: Museum + show 26€, only show 22€
- More info: https://museodelbaileflamenco.com/
ANDALUSIAN CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER
Located in a building that used to be a Monastery, and later a ceramic factory, the art work in this museum it’s mixed with it’s impressive architecture. Sculptures and paintings share space with ruins from the XIV century and colorful tiles creating an unique experience. The museum as we know today was inaugurated in 1997 when the Andalusian Community decided to dedicate one place for research, conservation and promotion of Andalusian Art, although nowadays the center holds exhibits from contemporary artists from all over the world.
- Where: Calle Américo Vespucio, 2, 41092 Sevilla
- Opening hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11 to 9pm. · Sundays from 10 to 3.30pm
- Prices: Free entrance
- More info: http://www.caac.es/
CAIXA FORUM SEVILLA
This cultural center from La Caixa Foundation opened in 2007 with the intention of offering a great range of cultural, artistic and educational events for the public. Integrated with Sevilla’s Tower center, the exhibit space was designed with 2 levels in the underground, receiving the prize “building of the Year” in 2018, by the architect Guillermo Vazquez Consuegra. Since most of the exhibits and events allow interaction (specially for children), we definitely recommend Caixa Forum for a family visit.
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- Where: Centro Comercial Torre Sevilla C/ López Pintado , s/n 41092 Sevilla
- Opening hours: Mondays to Sundays from 10 to 8pm.
- Prices: 6€
- Free entrance: Caixa Bank clients
- More info: https://caixaforum.org/es/sevilla
We are sure that after visiting the museums in Sevilla you will not only learn about the city’s origins and culture, but you’ll fall in love even more with the beautiful Andalusian capital. Warning: once you fall in love with Sevilla it can be very hard to leave!