In Seville we can visit several museums but there is one of them that stands out above the rest both for the works of art that we can see inside and for the building itself.
This is the Museum of Fine Arts, located in a building that was originally a convent but since 1839 has been home to the most important museum in Seville.
The best works of Sevillian baroque art can be found in this interesting museum where, in addition to paintings, we also have some sculptures.
Visit the Museum of Fine Arts in Seville
The Museum of Fine Arts in Seville hides many secrets and enviable works of art. Therefore, to make your visit more profitable, if you are not an art expert, we recommend that you take this hour and a half guided tour of the Museum of Fine Arts.
The building of the Museum of Fine Arts
The building that houses the Museum of Fine Arts was built in 1662 as the convent of La Merced after more than 50 years of work.
After several renovations, today we can admire its beautiful façade where the semicircular arch on two columns stands out.
Above the door we can see an image of the Virgen de la Merced.
Inside, our attention will be captured by the works of art, but we must also admire the building and its rooms, as well as the cloisters and its church.
What to see at the Museum of Fine Arts
In the Museum of Fine Arts of Seville we can find great works of art that take us through Sevillian baroque painting.
And among them we can highlight painters such as Zurbarán, Murillo or Valdés Leal, three of the great baroque painters from Seville.
Most of the paintings on display are religious, since most of them come from churches, monasteries and convents that ended up here after Mendizábal’s disentailment, although we can also see paintings by 20th-century painters.
The museum has 2 floors where the collections are distributed in 14 rooms.
On the ground floor we have medieval and Renaissance paintings and other less important works.
But the most important works can be found on the second floor with rooms dedicated exclusively to Murillo and his disciples, Valdés Leal and Zurbarán, as well as other rooms with Sevillian baroque paintings and even European painting.
Among the most interesting paintings that can be found in the Museum of Fine Arts in Seville are Saint Hugo in the Refectory of the Carthusians, by Zurbarán, or the Holy Supper, by Alonso Vázquez.
You can find more information on the official page of the Museum of Fine Arts of Seville.