Pabellón de la Navegación
Museum in Seville
Since 2012 the Pabellón de la Navegación is a permanent exhibition showing “Seville and the Atlantic Navigation”.
The Navigation Pavilion is a pavilion built for the Universal Exposition of Seville in 1992. It is located on the southern part of the island of La Cartuja beside the Guadalquivir river. It was designed by the Seville architect Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra. The building itself is a modern boxy concrete-and-glass pavilion.
Its permanent collection is split into four parts – navigation, mariners, shipboard life and historical views of Seville – and although its exhibits are interactive and kid-friendly, they might be a little underwhelming for an adult. The ticket includes a ride up the adjacent Torre Schindler.
What to see in the Pabellón de la Navegación
The museum exhibition “Seville and the Atlantic Navigation” is divided into four rooms:
- The largest room has a sea of lights (14,000) lights and sounds which transport the visitor to the rolling waves of the ocean. Among this are exhibits about the lives of historical figures of the 16th and 17th centuries from the Archivo de Indias
- The second room holds an enormous blue mural. It shows the navigation history, which is also illustrated by the old ships scale models displayed next to it.
- In the third room you will learn to steer a ship thanks to a multimedia platform. The images are projected in a 22 meter wide screen, so you won’t miss any detail.
- ‘Historical visions of Seville’ where two interactive screens will help you understand the city’s evolution along the centuries, using the Guadalquivir river and the navigation as the main subjects.
Apart from these, the premises has a cafeteria and a restaurant, and other areas to hold different events such as temporary exhibitions, conferences and lectures.
Visiting Pabellón de la Navegación
11am-8.30pm Tue-Sat, to 3pm Sun Sep-Jun, 10am-3.30pm daily Jul & Aug