In the province of Seville, culture is to be found in the streets and also in museums and exhibition halls. They collect and interpret an exceptional artistic, ethnographic, archaeological and industrial treasure: Baroque imagery and painting, primitive remains, the Treasure of the Carambolo of the ancient Tartessian people, the Roman and Moorish legacy, popular arts and customs, music and dance, Flamenco, nature, our craft industries: the Flour Mill in Alcalá de Guadaira, the oil and olives in Basilippo (El Viso del Alcor) and in many oil estates, the lime in Morón de la Frontera, the chocolate and mantecados (shortbread) in Estepa, the anisette in Constantine.
In Seville we boast the second largest art gallery in Spain after the Museo Nacional de Prado: the Fine Arts Museum in the capital. The great masters of the Baroque coexist with medieval art and the 19th century masters in a building that is an architectural gem in its own right. Murillo, Zurbarán, Valdés Leal, etc. The master sculptors and image-makers Mercadante de Bretaña, La Roldana and Martínez Montañés. And for modern art lovers, the Andalusian Centre of Contemporary Art (Monastery of Santa María de las Cuevas in Seville): in addition to the temporary exhibitions, its collection includes works by the great Andalusian artists of today.
If you are interested in archaeology you can visit the museums of Osuna, Ecija, Carmona, Fuentes de Andalucía and Seville. If you want to know the origins of our traditions, visit the ethnographic museums of Villamanrique de la Condesa, Salteras, La Puebla del Río and Seville.
And if you want to understand the Andalusia of today, visit the Casa Museo de Blas Infante, in Coria del Río. Learn about the history of flamenco at the Flamenco Dance Museum, created by the dancer Cristina Hoyos (Seville). The work of Coullaut Valera (sculptor and illustrator) in Marchena. Or that of the underground artist Ocaña, who shone out in the nights of Barcelona, at the Ocaña de Cantillana Interpretation Centre. And you will always find great and rare collections of artworks, baroque altars, inimitable carvings, altarpieces and silverware in the basilicas, chapels, churches and cathedral of the province, full of unique treasures. Many of the images are paraded through the streets during Holy Week in Seville.
Discover the museums of the province: places that shed light on our history and our lifestyle.