|Location||Plaza del Museo 9, Seville (see map)|
|Telephone||(34) 954 786 502|
||Tue (14:30-20:30); Wed-Sat (9-20:30); Sun (9-14:30). closed Mondays
|Official website ||/www.juntadeandalucia.es|
The Fine Arts Museum
of Seville since 1839, located in the former convent of the Merced Calzada
at the Plaza del Museo.
Entrance to Fine Arts Museum
Construction works of the convent started in 1602.
It is an example of Andalusian mannerism of the 17th century, designed around three Patios and a large stairway.
Plaza del Museo
The Fine Arts museum of Seville was founded as a Museum of Paintings in 1835.
It opened its doors to the public in 1841 with the works from closed down convents and monasteries.
Today it is one of the best museums of fine arts in Spain.
The museum's impressive collection of Spanish art extends from the medieval to the modern,
focusing on the work of Seville School artists such as Francisco de Zurbarán, Juan de Valdés Leal and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.
See the monument on interactive map
Some more paintings of the Sevillian school, and, this time in their original setting, are on display in the
Hospital de la Caridad
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