The Museum of Fine Arts of Seville is one of the main art galleries in Spain. Its paintings and sculptures are showed in the rooms of the old Convent of La Merced, built by the Mercedarians between 1248 and 1251 on intramural grounds, near the Puerta Real. This beautiful building was taken from the Church at the end of the 18th century during the Mendizábal confiscation and reconditioned and inaugurated as a museum in 1841.
Its permanent collection, distributed chronologically throughout 14 rooms, takes a tour of Sevillian painting from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. The Baroque-style paintings by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Francisco de Zurbarán and Juan de Valdés Leal stand out, although you can also find isolated works by other prestigious national and international authors, such as Diego Velázquez, El Greco or Pietro Torrigiano. It is worth highlighting Room 5, the old convent church, dedicated to Murillo.
The Museum of Fine Arts in Seville occasionally houses temporary collections or individual pieces on temporary loan, about which you can find information in the ‘Actualidad’ section of the museum’s official website.
We recommend planning your visit on Sunday morning because in the Plaza del Museo, young Sevillian artists meet to expose and sell their works in an art market. Entrance to the museum is free for all citizens of the European Union. For other visitors, it only costs 1.50 euros.
The museum is perfectly adapted for visits by people with reduced mobility. It has wheelchairs, elevators and toilets specially designed for use by the disabled.
You can install the App “Espacios Junta”, of the Andalusian regional government, which is an interactive guide for Android and iOS or visit the museum rooms with Google Arts and Culture.
Rooms of the Museum of Fine Arts of Seville
Distance from the Tourist Apartament:
2,0 Km / 24 min
If you are interested in visiting Seville, its monuments, festivals and tourist attractions and typical gastronomy, we encourage you to stay at RAL5021, our tourist apartment located in Triana, a few meters from the center.