Museums in Seville
20 agosto, 2018
The Romans, who arrived in Seville leaded by the Roman general Scipio during the Second Punic War in the 206 BC, founded the city of Itálica (in Santiponce, Seville). Once the Carthaginians were defeated, the Romans named the city “Híspalis” and, alongside Itálica, were the center of the southern half of Hispania during the Roman period and they witnessed the government of important emperors such as Trajano and Adriano.
If there has been a culture that influenced the customs, language, architecture and even the way we understand life in this city, was, with no doubt, the Moorish culture during the Andalusí period. Mudéjar style of art (which combines Romanesque art, Gothic art and Renaissance art with the Moorish art) is the one that prevails as decorative elements in the main monuments of Seville, such as the Giralda tower o the Alcázar.
The museums and art galleries in Seville contain a piece of the soul of this city. Visiting them let us know more about the history from different points of views: architectural complexes, pictorial works, sculptures, jewellery and objects that tell us how the past of all the peoples that sowed the seed was and that, thanks to their contribution, Seville is now a special and different city.
One feature of Seville is to have a wide variety of museums spread all over the city. Its high-quality exhibitions show a topic, a historical period and a wide style. From big spaces such as the Museo de Bellas Artes (art museum) or the Museo Arqueológico (archaeological museum), to more reduced spaces as the Museo Naval de la Torre del Oro (maritime museum) or the exhibition at Casa de Pilatos.
Museums in Seville:
Museo Arqueológico (archaeological museum)
Museo de la Plaza de Toros (bullring museum)
Museo de las Artes y Costumbres Populares (art and customs museum)
Museo del Baile Flamenco (Flamenco museum)
Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (La Cartuja monastery)
Museo de Bellas Artes (Art museum)
Museo de la Inquisición (Inquisition museum)
Museo Catedralicio (cathedral museum)
Museo Conventual Santa Paula (Santa Paula art museum)
Museo Naval (Torre del Oro)
Museo/Tesoro Basílica de la Macarena
Museo Casa Murillo
Museo de Carruajes
Palacio de Lebrija
Palacio de San Telmo
Pabellón de la Navegación
Hospital de los Venerables
Sala de Exposiciones Santa Inés
Antiquarium (Plaza de la Encarnación square)