Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla: The Museum of Fine Arts of Seville is one of the most prestigious in Spain. All information for visiting this art museum.
Museo de Bellas Artes Sevilla
Info Museum of Fine Arts of Seville
|Address||Plaza del Museo, 9 Seville|
Museum of Fine Arts in Seville
The Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla is the most important Museum of Fine Arts of Seville and Andalusia. After the Prado Museum in Madrid, this is perhaps the most important art museum in Spain. In the museum, you will find works of art from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque era and up to the 20th century, mainly Spanish artists such as Francisco da Herrera, Murillo, El Greco, Velásquez, José García Ramos and Francisco Zurbarán, but also from foreign painters such as Jan Brueghel l'Ancien, Pieter Aertsen and Cornelis de Vos.
History of the Monastery of the Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla
The original museum opened in 1839 in this monastery building, which was renovated in 1662 in Mudéjar style. By expropriating the ecclesiastical possessions, this 'La Merced' monastic order was expelled from the building in 1835. At that time, the museum endeavoured to house obtained works of art from monasteries and temples. It was not until the beginning of the 20th century that the museum began to house private collections. It is only since 1970 that the Museo de Bellas Artes has had a permanent art collection.
The museum is located in the Plaza del Museo, a square with a bronze statue of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo; a very important Baroque Spanish painter.
Location of the Museo de Bellas Artes in Seville
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