People travelling to Andalusia usually don’t pay much attention to museums, as there is so much to do and so many earthly pleasures available for quite a modest price. In Seville, you will be able to enjoy the sun and the beauty of its streets and patios, as well as visiting important historical monuments such as the Giralda or the Alcázar. You will be able to enjoy the incredible cuisine, and you will be undeniable attracted to its fun nightlife. But before spending all your nights among flamenco, bars, beers and tapas, what about reading a little about the best museums in Seville so you can save some time for them? Seville has a great museum offer, as any other important city in Spain, and some particular options you may be interested to look into.

This is why we have prepared a list of the best museums in Seville – and you may be in for a surprise! Did you know that you can combine your flamenco experience with a museum visit? Keep reading to find out all about Seville’s cultural offer – and to plan your trip accordingly!

The best museums in Seville

The best museums in Seville: Museum of Fine Arts of Seville

The Museo de Bellas Artes is probably Seville’s most important museum. There you will be able to see pieces by Spanish artists from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, with a focus on baroque paintings from local artists from the 17th century, period known as Seville’s Golden Age, and also from the 19th century. You’ll see works by Murillo, Francisco de Herrera, Valdés Leal or Zurbarán, among many others. The building itself is also of great architectural value, as it was built in the late 16th century. It opens from 9 am to 8 pm from Tuesday to Saturday, and from 9 am to 3 pm on Sundays, and it closes on Mondays. The entry fee is also an advantage, as it costs just 1,5 euros – virtually nothing for such a wonderful collection. It’s located in Plaza del Museo, 9.

The best museums in Seville

The best museums in Seville: The CAAC

CAAC is the acronym of the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, that is, the Andalusian Centre of Contemporary Art, where you will find exactly what its name suggests. You will be able to see plenty of exhibits that show the state of contemporary arts in today’s Seville, and you will also be able to enjoy films, concerts and workshops around it. The building is also an interesting piece of art: the Monasterio de la Cartuja is a building of mudéjar, gothic and renaissance architectural style that was built between the 15th and the 16th century. It opens every day except for Mondays, from 11 am to 9 pm from Tuesdays to Saturdays and from 10 am to 3.30 pm on Sundays. Prices range from 1,8 euros – an amazing deal. It’s located in Avda. Américo Vespucio, 2.

The best museums in Seville: The Guitar House

This wonderful museum has been among Spain’s top 10 museums in TripAdvisor, so if you want to learn about Andalusia’s most internationally beloved art, flamenco music, the Casa de la Guitarra is a must. It was founded by flamenco guitar player José Luis Postigo and is located in an 18th century house of the Santa Cruz neighbourhood. There you will be able to see more than 60 guitars from the last three centuries, some belonging to famous guitar players like Antonio de Torres, José Pagés or Manuel Ramírez. Besides, they offer traditional flamenco shows every day. It opens from 11 am to 7 pm everyday, and the shows start at 7.30 pm. Visiting the museum is free! It’s located in Calle Mesón del Moro, 12.

 

The best museums in Seville

The best museums in Seville: The Museum of Flamenco Dancing

If you liked the Casa de la Guitarra and are interested in flamenco, in the Museo del Baile Flamenco you will be able to learn about the other artistic side of this style of Spanish folklore: the dancing. You can visit the museum and you can even take some flamenco dancing lessons – and, of course, you can also see a show. It’s located in Calle Manuel Rojas Marcos, 3.

The best museums in Seville: The Carriage Museum

And last but not least, a museum that will make the delights of those who are fascinated by history, the Museo de Carruajes, that is, the Carriage Museum. Here you will be able to learn about 16th century Seville as you see amazing carriages from that period. Those interested in vehicles will be equally fascinated. It opens from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm and the entry is 3,60 euros – however, it is free on Tuesdays. It’s located in Plaza de Cuba, 10.

 

The best museums in Seville

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