Museo de Bellas Artes
(Fine Arts Museum)
With its rich artistic heritage, it's not surprising that Seville has a number of art galleries under the auspices of the city authorities.
The two most important are the Museo de Bellas Artes and the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo. One of the most prestigious of all Spain's Fine Arts Museums, the beautiful Museo de Bellas Artes is a former monastery and has a superb collection of art by Spain's most celebrated painters including Zurbaran, Murillo and Valdes Leal. The museum often holds temporary exhibitions, as well as displaying individual paintings loaned by other museums for limited periods of time.
Open hours: Tuesday 15:00 to 20:00, Wednesday to Saturday 09:00 to 20:00, Sunday 09:00 to 13:00
The Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo is housed in the magnificent 15th-century Monasterio Santa Maria de las Cuevas on the island of La Cartuja - Columbus stayed and worked here before his voyages. Its permanent collection is mostly by 20th century Andalucian artists, including sculpture and installations outside in the garden and grounds, while temporary exhibitions offer paintings, photographs, installations and performance art from international artists.
OTHER PUBLIC SPACES WHERE YOU CAN SEE ART AND EXHBITIONS
Hospital de la Caridad is one historic public building which houses notable works as well as frequent exhibitions is the in the Arenal area (works by Murillo, Valdés Leal and Roldán).
Calle Temprado 3. Tel. 954 223 232
Open Monday to Saturday 9:00 to 13:30 and 15:30 to 18:30 Sunday 9:00 to 13:00
Espacio Santa Clara is a converted 14th-century monastery, reopened as an arts space in 2013, where exhibitions are sometimes held (as well as concerts and performances).
Calle Becas. Tel. 955 471 302.
Opening hours vary.
Alcazar One of Seville's most historic and magnificent building where exhibitions are sometimes held is the Alcazar, or Royal Palace.
Patio de Banderas. Tel 954 502 324
Open October to March: Monday to Sunday 9:30-17:00, April to September: Monday to Sunday 9:30-19:00
Casa de la Provincia, is next to the Alcazar, the cultural seat of the Seville Provincial Government. Exhibitions of art and photography are regularly held here.
Plaza del Triunfo 1. Tel 954 222 870
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 to 14.00, 18.00 to 21.00
Museo Histórico Militar has comprehensive displays of military art and artefacts in the
Plaza de España (Puerta de Aragon). Tel. 954 938 286
Open Tuesday to Friday 09:30 to 14:00, Saturday 10:00 to 14.00. Closed Sundays and holidays
Torre del Oro, a 13th-century Moorish-era defensive tower by the river, has maritime-themed paintings and portratis, as well as prints of Seville in the 16th century.
Paseo de Cristobal Colon. Tel. 954 222 419
Open Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 to 14.00, Saturday and Sunday: 11.00 to 14.00
Private Galleries and Exhibition spaces
For private galleries and exhibition spaces with more contemporary shows, see this page.
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For current listings check El Giradillo, an excellent what's on guide, or The Tourist, a magazine with general information and listings. Both guides are free, and in Spanish and English.