Archeological Museum of Seville
Historic Building and Museum in Seville
The Archeological Museum of Seville is a museum in Seville, southern Spain, it is located in the Pabellón del Renacimiento, in the Fine Arts Pavilion designed by the architect Aníbal González. These pavilions are at the Plaza de España were created for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929.
The main collections cover Prehistory, including the Late Bronze Era, with examples of Phoenician and Tartessian cultures. Roman collections, mostly from Italica, with a significant collection of statues from the times of Hadrian. It also has Medieval, Islamic and Visigothic pieces.
What to see at the Archeological Museum of Seville?
The Archaeological Museum of Seville is spread over three floors:
- In the basement, there are ten rooms open to the public with an exhibition of material testimonies of the different societies that existed in the region of the modern province of Seville, throughout Prehistory and Protohistory.
- The eighteen rooms on the ground floor relate to the Roman Era, Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages and end at the Early Modern Period.
- Upstairs is the library and temporary exhibition room.
What to look for:
- The El Carambolo Treasure – housed in the museum’s basement – the El Carambolo treasure, was discovered in Camas about 3 km NW of Seville in 1958. The treasure comprises of golden bracelets, a golden chain with pendant, buckles, belt- and forehead plates.
- A small figurine of Astarte, a Phoenician goddess – which lends argument against the existence of Tartessus a semi-mythical harbor city ‘beyond the Pillars of Heracles’.
History of the Archeological Museum of Seville
The Archaeological Museum of Seville began at the end of the 19th century, when a public collection of antiquities was created, mostly taken from the Roman city of Italica.
In the middle of the next century when it was consolidated and expanded with the transfer from the old Convent of La Merced to its current headquarters. Its current locations, the Pavilion of Fine Arts was created by Aníbal González for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929.
Other names of Archeological Museum of Seville
The Archeological Museum of Seville has the following names: Museo Arqueológico de Sevilla.
Visiting Archeological Museum of Seville
Jul & Aug:
Free for European Union Citizens. Another countries: 1,50 €.