Seville City Museums

Museums in Seville City

Seville has a number of excellent museums representing a wide range of subjects, historical periods and styles.

The Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares is devoted to a more general tradition of arts and culture. The archaeological museum covers a period dating back to Paleolithic times, while the Casa de Pilatos and Casa de la Dueñas are examples of fine stately homes. Palaces such as the Alcazar and the Palacio de Lebrija are magnificent in their opulence, while the fascinating tobacco factory which inspired the famous Carmen gypsy heroine is, today, part of the city's bustling university campus.

More contemporary offerings can be found at the Pabellon de Navegacion, a museum about oceanic voyages built for the 1992 Expo, and the Magellan centre which examines the first circumnaviagtion of the world (1519-1522), while the Pabellon de Peru from the 1929 Expo is home to the small but interesting science museum.

The Duquesa de Alba was one of Spain's most famous aristocrats, and one of Seville best-loved personalities, until her death in 2014. With palaces and castles all over Spain, Cayetana was happiest… More →

The Alcázar Réal (Royal Palace) of Seville is one of the city’s most enchanting, and most popular, historic monuments. Along with the Cathedral and Archive of the Indies, it is recognised as… More →

Seville has its fair share of magnificent family-owned palaces – In summer 2023, another such monument opened to the public for the first time: Palacio Bucarelli.

This collection of Sevillano costumbrista paintings, sculpture, furniture and porcelain is on show in a mansion in Barrio Santa Cruz. Donated to the city by the art collector Mariano… More →

The Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo is housed in the magnificent 15th-century Monasterio Santa Maria de las Cuevas. Known as La Cartuja, this is located in the district of the same name, north… More →

In 1519 Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Seville with a fleet of five naos (carracks or carvel-built wooden sailing ships) to find the Molluca spice islands, in modern-day… More →

La Casa de la Ciencia (the House of Science) in Seville is both a museum and a centre for scientific study and research. The Peruvian Pavilion for the 1929 Expo now houses the Andalucian regional… More →

Located in Barrio Santa Cruz, in a pretty square with orange trees, the 17th-century baroque hospital was built to care for elderly, impoverished and infirm priests. It is now used as an art… More →

For many visitors to Seville, flamenco is one of its greatest treasures. People flock to the many tablaos (flamenco bars) and flamenco shows to see a little of this Andalucían culture while… More →

This impressive riverside building was originally designed for Expo 92, when it had replicas of Columbus' three ships moored outside (now at the Muelle de las Carabelas in La Rabida). Today the… More →

The Torre del Oro (Golden Tower), which dominates the banks of the river Guadalquivir next to the Puente San Telmo, is a remnant of the Moorish fortified walls which originally enclosed the city,… More →

This magnificent bullring is considered to be one of the finest in Spain and is one of the oldest and most important in the world. Although many of the younger generation in Spain abhor the sport… More →

Once a convent, this magnificent art museum has been lovingly restored and is now one of the finest in Spain. Located in a tiny plaza away from the city centre bustle, the building dates back to… More →

This magnificent palace is one of Seville's most impressive buildings, and certainly the city's finest example of the baroque style. Situated to the south of the centre, between the Hotel Alfonso… More →

One of the least known of Seville’s museums, this is a family palace with a wonderfully varied private collection. It is situated at the Campana end of Calle Cuna, parallel to Calle Sierpes. Look… More →

Located in the Mudejar Pavilion of the 1920 Ibero-American exhibition devoted to the popular arts and traditions of Andalucia. There are exhibitions held in the basement here, including a… More →

The Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares is devoted to a more general tradition of arts and culture. The archaeological museum covers a period dating back to Paleolithic times, while the Casa de… More →

This neo-baroque theatre is named after the famous 16th century Spanish playwright, often called the Spanish Shakespeare, who wrote more than 1,500 plays. Like most of the buildings in this area… More →

La Casa de Pilatos (Pilate's House) is the finest example of a civil (as opposed to royal) palace in Seville. The building is a mixture of Italian Renaissance and Spanish Mudéjar adorned with… More →

Situated in the basement of Metropol Parasol in Plaza Encarnacion, this is a modern, well-presented archaeological museum following a similar format to the Castillo San Jorge (Inquisition Museum… More →

This museum in Triana offers a fascinating look at one of the most notorious chapters in Spanish history: the Inquisition. It is housed in the former headquarters of the Catholic Church's "… More →

This large, walled complex of honey-coloured stone buildings, situated on the Isla la Cartuja (named after the monastery itself; the word means “charterhouse”), has seen many ups and downs during… More →

One of the best museums of its kind in Spain, located in the Maria Luisa Park and originally built as part of the 1929 exhibition. The focus is on the Romans, but there is also a prehistoric… More →

The cathedral's construction lasted over a century, from 1401 to 1506. It is said that when the plans were drawn up, church elders stated, "Hagamos una iglesia tan hermosa y tan grandiosa que los… More →

See the Museums in Sevilla city and Sevilla province: Museo Arqueológico de Itálica, Museo de la Ciudad, Museo y Necrópolis Romana and more.

More museums

Museum Title & Subject

Address & Tel


Colección de Mineralogia

Palos de la Fra.1
Tel: +34 954 215 266


Museo Conventual de Santa Paula
Religious art, paintings, sculpture, gold and silver work

Santa Paula, 11
Tel: +34 954 421 307


Museo de Arte Contemporáneo
20th century paintings and sculpture

Santo Tomás, 5
Tel: +34 954 215 830


Museo-Tesoro de la Basílica de la Macarena
Religious art, embroidery and procession floats

Bécquer, 1
Tel: +34 954 370 195


Museo-Tesoro del Templo del Gran Poder
Ornaments, gold and silver work

Plaza San Lorenzo, 13
Tel: +34 954 385 454



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