La Casa de la Ciencia
Historic Building and Museum in Seville
La Casa de la Ciencia or the House of Science is a science museum located in the city of Seville in Spain.
The Museum has three permanent exhibitions that address some of the universal themes of Science:
- A Sea of Cetaceans in Andalucia – such as the great species that inhabit our seas,
- Geo Seville – geological transformations that the Earth has undergone, especially in the province of Seville.
- Invertebrates of Andalusia – which is great but it has no backbone…
The other of the permanent facilities is the Planetarium, which uses a variety of projections to bring the fantastic world of celestial bodies from all ages just that bit closer. Families play an important role at weekends, when there are workshops, demonstrations and guided tours to bring science to the whole of society in an easy and entertaining way.
On the first floor,balconies and rooms house temporary exhibitions.
The History of the La Casa de la Ciencia
This historic building, inherited from the Spanish-American Exhibition of 1929. It was the Peruvian Pavilion or Pabellón de Perú and is the work of Manuel Piqueras Cotolí (1885-1937), a renowned Spanish architect born in Lucena. Cotoli was born in Lucena (Cordoba) but moved to Peru to study architecture and became known for buildings which blended indigenous and colonial architecture which is easily visible from the outside of La Casa de la Ciencia as many parts of the building share similarities with Cotoli’s Peruvian works.
In the 1980s the building became the headquarters of the Biological Station of Doñana and since 2008 to the CSIC, who provide museum. The building also house the Peruvian Consulate.
Other names of La Casa de la Ciencia
The La Casa de la Ciencia has the following names: The House of Science, Seville Planetarium.
Visiting La Casa de la Ciencia
Museum €3, incl planetarium €5