Art and culture travel their cities as protagonists of their history. Andalusia, besides being the largest autonomous community in Spain, is a place full of charm that is always ready to show us its splendor. There are museums in Andalusia whose visit is essential to understand the essence of this community. We are going to visit them.
Andalusian Museums what do you have to visit
If you are thinking of traveling to southern Spain, We recommend you spend an afternoon at one of these museums in Andalusia. You will learn incredible things and discover part of its charm. We are going to visit only four, but there are many more of interest.
1. Carmen Thyssen Museum, MalagaCarmen Thyssen Malaga Museum - Maria Pilar Etxebarria / Flickr.com
The Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga is one of the most important in the city. The Villalón Palace is located right in the center, in a 16th-century building.It is a large art gallery composed of works from the private collection of Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza.
At present, In this museum we can find the most complete Andalusian painting exhibition of the entire 19th century. In its rooms, works such as theSanta Marina by Francisco de Zurbarán or theWinter in Andalusia by Emilio Sánchez Perrier.
The permanent collection of the museum consists of 230 works of Spanish art of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. But in addition, its rooms also host interesting temporary exhibitions.
The museum opens its doors from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The price of your ticket varies between € 2.50 and € 9, depending on what type of exhibition you prefer to visit. In addition, you can buy a € 12 bonus to get to know, in addition to the Carmen Thyssen Museum, the Wine Museum and the Museum of Popular Arts.
2. Picasso Museum MalagaPicasso Museum - Dave Pinter / Flickr.com
Of all the museums in Andalusia, this is the most visited: More than six hundred thousand people toured its rooms in 2017. And it is that it deserves no less a museum in honor of the great Malaga painter Pablo Picasso. This is the main art gallery dedicated to the artist, although the Picasso Foundation Casa Natal Foundation also exhibits various works by the painter.
The Picasso Malaga Museum has 285 works. There we can observe the different styles, techniques and materials that the painter used. His innovations were revolutionary and the museum is in charge of showing it. Not surprisingly, Picasso was one of the masters of 20th century painting.
The general admission price to the museum is € 9 and the reduced price is € 6. The schedule varies depending on the time of the year, opens at 10 am, but the closing takes place between 6 pm and 8 pm, depending on the date.
"The quality of a painter depends on the amount of past he carries with him."
3. Museum of Fine Arts of SevilleMuseum of Fine Arts of Seville - Olivier Bruchez / Flickr.com
This great Sevillian museum is one of the most important art galleries in the country. It is located in the Museum Square, where we can observe a sculpture that honors Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.
This museum was opened in 1841 and exhibits 19th century Andalusian painting, although especially Sevillian baroque painting. Artists such as Murillo, Valdés Leal and Zurbarán star in the halls of the building.
The exterior, the interior, the courtyard of the building and the church that make up the museum create a unique atmosphere to collect such beautiful works. Also, to enjoy art, strolling through its halls and rooms will be really enriching and pleasant.
The visiting schedule changes according to the time of the year and the days of the week, but, in general, its schedule is from 9 am to 8 pm. The fee is € 1.5 and free for visitors to the European Union and members of ICOM.
4. Alhambra Museum, GranadaAlhambra Museum - caliparisien / Flickr.com
Another of the most interesting museums in Andalusia is the one previously known as the National Museum of Spanish-Muslim Art, nowadays the Alhambra Museum. The museum is located on the ground floor of the palace of Carlos V. It shows architectural remains, books and objects of hispanomusulman art dating from the eighth century.
These objects were found during the excavations of the city of Granada itself and can be seen exposed in seven rooms. The schedule depends on the time of the year and the days of the week. Mondays remain closed. Admission is free.
Cover photo: caliparisien / Flickr.com