The best museums to enjoy in Seville. The essentials

The rich history of Seville throughout the centuries and its importance during the Discovery of America and other events make Seville a place full of art and museums of practically any subject.

Many of these museums are located in unique and historic buildings, constituting in themselves an attraction to visit even if you don’t go in to see the collections.

Here we tell you which are the best museums to visit in Seville.

The best museums to see in Seville

Museum of Fine Arts

Seville - Fine Arts Museum - San HugoThe Museum of Fine Arts in Seville is possibly the best museum in the city and the one you should visit if you are in the Andalusian capital.

It is located in an old convent and inside we have different works of art from the Sevillian baroque with paintings by the most important painters of this city, such as Murillo, Valdés Leal or Zurbarán, who although he was born in Extremadura developed his artistic life in Seville.

In any case, there are also paintings spread over its two floors by other authors, both Spanish and international.

We recommend you take this guided tour of the Museum of Fine Arts where they will teach you the most important.

Naval Museum

Seville - Gold TowerThe Naval Museum of Seville is not a very large museum but it has the charm of being located in one of the most famous monuments of the city, a symbol in all the photographs and postcards, the Torre del Oro.

Seville is a city closely linked to the Discovery of America, something that left a great naval mark on the city, despite not being by the sea but by the Guadalquivir River, a navigable river.

In the Naval Museum of Seville we can find drawings, engravings and numerous historical documents related to navigation.

Provincial Archaeological Museum

Seville - America SquareIt is one of the museums located in the Plaza de América, which is located inside the main park in Seville, the Parque de María Luisa.

This museum, which has had different locations in Seville, invites us to take a chronological journey through history through its objects, which range from the Copper Age to later centuries, with special importance to the Roman era, with important works found in neighboring Italy.

In the same building is also the Museum of Popular Arts and Customs. If you don’t want to visit the museums, we do recommend admiring the Mudejar building that houses them.

Other museums to see in Seville

These are not the only museums that we can visit in Seville. Other very interesting are:

  • Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art. Located in the Monastery of the Cartuja.
  • Flamenco Dance Museum, where the most universal dance of Seville is revealed.
  • Bullfighting Museum, located in the Plaza de Toros de La Maestranza, one of the most important in the bullfighting world.
  • Museum of Carriages, very typical in a city where the horse is a great protagonist.

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