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Seville Museums should be included in your itinerary. The Museo de Artes y Costumbres was inaugurated in 1973. Unfortunately, the building was in such bad conditions that it was closed for restoration in 1979. After 5 years of works, the premises were opened again in 1984.
The museum displays a collection of traditional clothing and decorative arts representing the culture of Andalucia and the everyday life. There is also a great collection of posters of the Feria de Abril (Seville’s Spring Fair) from the early 20th century.
The building is known as the Pabellon Mudejar and it was built in 1914. It was also a permanent pavilion for the Ibero-American Exhibition in 1929. The Mudejar style is an architectural mixture of elements from the Muslim and Christian cultures very popular during the Middle Age (12th to 15th centuries) and present in many regions of Spain and buildings in Seville (e.g. the Alcazar of Seville and the Casa de Pilatos).
Website: Museo de Artes y Costumbres
Address: Plaza de America, 3 (Parque de Maria Luisa – map location)
Entrance: 1.50 € (free for EU citizens)
Free admission to the Museo de Artes y Costumbres is included with the Sevilla Card
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 to 20:30; Sunday 9:00 to 14:30. Closed on Monday.
The Maria Luisa Park is where both the Museo Arqueologico and the Museo de Artes y Costumbres are located. The park is Seville’s largest green extension and it’s the perfect surrounding for such beautiful constructions. The 2 museums can be found at the Plaza de America (America Square) and they were built along with the Plaza de España for the 1929 Exposition.
And there’s more because you can also access 30+ sights and churches. So much time and money saved!
The Sevilla Card is available for 1, 2 or 3 days. The package comes with detailed information on all the sights and additional feedback on shopping discounts. Plus, you get a map of the city!
Most of the collections of the Museo de Artes y Costumbres are the result of years gathering common objects used in the ordinary life. The main purpose of the museums is to show you how people lived in Spain centuries ago. Among the many things that you can see, here is a list of the most interesting collections.