- Museums, Sightseeing, Tours Type
- 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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Seville has a rich history that is well-represented in its sites and monuments, yet one of the best ways to uncover the city's past is through its extensive collection of artwork. Founded in 1835, Seville's Museo de Bellas Artes — which occupies a former 17th century convent built around three tiled patios — houses pieces dating from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. The galleries include works by some of Spain's most notable artists, such as Bartolomé Esteban Murillo and Francisco de Zurbarán. Many visitors do note, however, that despite the beauty of the paintings, the works lack much variety. "The art collection is apparently one of the best in Spain, but 90 [percent] of it is religious art, and that inevitably begins to get a bit samey after a while," one TripAdvisor reviewer said.
From mid-September to mid-June, the Museum of Fine Arts is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; on Sunday, the museum closes at 5 p.m. In the warmer months — from mid-June to mid-September — the museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The Museo de Bellas Artes, which sits roughly on the border of El Arenal and El Centro neighborhoods, is closed on Mondays year-round. Tickets cost €1.50 EUR (about $2 USD) per person. For more information, visit the museum's website.
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