Very little contemporary art. The collection, as one would expect in Spain, is mostly older relgious stuff, though there are a few outstanding pieces.
This is a provincial museum, with some good Zurbarans, but not much else to recommend it. One can pass a pleasant hour here, but for a better art experience, stick to the Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid.
I got the sense that I was the only tourist in the museum as it is a bit off the beaten path, a bit farther out from the city center and the historic district. However, it's worth checking out for incredible paintings by Murillo and Zubaran. The museum is housed in a former convent. The former church still houses an... More
The Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla [Museum of Fine Arts of Seville] is a wonderful art museum with mainly Spanish visual arts of several centuries and displaying superb works from the Golden Age of Sevillian painting by famous artists such as Velázquez & Murillo. The museum was founded in 1839 in a redundant convent and the building is worth... More
The museum had a good collection of Spanish paintings, but my favorite part was the gallery that had been converted from a church. Walking into the grand room was breathtaking, with soaring ceilings and huge paintings. For only a few euros, it's definitely worth a visit!
Entry is free if you are an EU citizen (not just of Spain), so if possible take an ID card or passport, although we weren't asked for ours. Otherwise it is only one euro 50 anyway. Once inside, head for the permanent collection and enjoy the shady courtyards of this lovely building, which used to be a convent but actually... More
This art gallery has mainly religious art, set out in a series of beautiful rooms. It was originally a convent and the building itself is worth a visit. If you are a member of the European Union take your passport because entrance is free for you!
The Museo de Bellas Artes is in a beautiful former convent but unless you are really into religious painting I would recommend giving it a miss. There is virtually nothing else there. While one can appreciate the skill and composition of the major paintings by Murillo and Zurbarán, for example, they are all on religious themes and room after room... More
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