The Museum of Fine Arts of Seville or Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla offers a collection of mainly Spanish visual arts from the medieval period to the early 20th century, including a choice selection of works by artists from the so-called Golden Age of Sevillian painting during the 17th century, such as Murillo, Zurbarán,Francisco de Herrera the younger, and Valdés Leal.
The museum was founded in 1839, after the ‘desamortizacion’ or shuttering of religious monasteries and convents, collecting works from across the city and region. The building it is housed in was originally home to the convent of the Order of the ‘Merced Calzada de la Asunción’, founded by St. Peter Nolasco during the reign of King Ferdinand III of Castile. Extensive remodeling in the early 17th century was led by the architect Juan de Oviedo y de la Bandera.
Plaza del Museo, 9 41001 Seville
00 34 954 78 65 00