Museo de Bellas Artes

Museo de Bellas Artes, Seville Overview

Museo de Bellas Artes is considered to be the second most important museum on fine arts in Spain. It has a collection of Spanish visual arts from the medieval age to the 20th century, with works of great artists like Murillo, Valdes Leal and Zurbaran.

Housed in the beautiful, old Merced Calzada Convent, the Museo de Bellas Artes has a huge collection of art works hailing from the Gothic period through to the modern day artworks. The paintings of artists from the Golden Age are exhibited here. The most famous artists include Murillo, Francisco de Herrera the younger, Zurbaran and Valdes Leal. The building was originally built in 1594, but the museum was founded after desamortizacion of religious convents and monasteries in 1839. The old building was remodelled in the 17th century by famous architect Juan de Oviedo y de la Bandera. Also known as the Seville Museum of Fine Art's collection, it has numerous rooms where the paintings and sculptures are displayed. The most famous artworks in the museum are Inmaculada concepcion grande by Murillo, Cristo crucificado by Zurbaran and Cabeza de apostol by Velazquez.

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