Museo de Bellas Artes (Museum of Fine Arts)

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Plaza del Museo, 9, 41001

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Museums, Tours, Sightseeing 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. Much of the collection consists of religious art which some reviewers found monotonous.  

From September through July, the Museum of Fine Arts is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For the month of August, the museum is open 9 a.m. to 3 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 euros (about $2) per person. For more information, visit the museum's website.

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