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“A haven of calm and beauty” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla

Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla
Plaza del Museo, 9, 41001 Seville, Spain
+34 954 78 65 00
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$131*
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Private Tour: Seville Day Trip from Granada
Ranked #11 of 365 things to do in Seville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Museum of Fine Arts of Seville, founded in 1839, contains a collection of works from medieval times through the early 20th century. It displays a choice selection of works by Spanish artists from the 17th century, the so-called Golden Age of Sevillian painting. Monday Closed
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“A haven of calm and beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This collection of Spanish art is impressive. As one may expect, it is heavy on catholic iconography ; one can have too many saints with spaced-out expressions gazing heavenward !
But do press on, as some of the later work on the first floor covers wider ranging subjects.
The museum is housed in an old convent and is itself a delightful place to be in. The stand-out feature is the nun's chapel which was 'decorated' by Murillo with some huge and impressive works.
If you only have time for one thing after the Alcazar, seek this place out and give the cathedral a miss (big, gloomy and baroque).

Visited September 2012
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“Free entry but not worth a detour”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

The majority of this gallery contains religious paintings. Although some of them are very well executed the subject matter is repetitive and frankly boring. The upper part of the gallery contains a few modern non-religious works which are worth seeing but only if you have time to kill.

Visited September 2012
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“Well worth a visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The calm, beautiful building house the most amazing pictures. Many of them are religious paintings but there are others from different genres, including great paintings of toreadors.

Visited September 2012
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“Too many Religious paintings!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Enjoyed our visit there! Very cheap entrance of 1.5 eurs if you don't have passport with you, otherwise free admission!
We went quickly through all the rooms with religious paintings and found a very good El Greco and some very good artists from 20th century which we really liked! Worth a visit if you can fit it in during your trip....

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“Great Fine Art Collection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Great Fine Art Collection. Well my title says it really, but the building and courtyards are also down to a fine art.

Visited April 2012
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