This Route offers you one of the most emblematic Seville Tours.
During the visit you will have the possibility to getting to know two of the most important Art Galleries in Spain and enjoy some of the masterpieces of the Sevillian School´s Painters, such as Murillo, Zurbarán of Velázquez. One of the most interesting Seville Tours.
The Merced Convent(Monastic Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy) and the Carthusian Monastery, where the collections are located, are buildings of an impressive historical and architectural beauty.
We invite you to discover them with us.
Aproximate Duration: 3h
Seville´s Fine Arts Museum
We begin our tour with the Fine Arts Museum. The collection is located in a XVIIth Century building that was originally the Convent of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Mercy Monastic Order (Mercedarias). This Museum displays the biggest painting´s collection in the city and it is considered to be the second largest collection of Spain, after the Prado Museum in Madrid.
The exposition covers art from the medieval times until the mid XXth Century. From the XVIth Century there are Works of Art from Lucas Cranach the Old, El Greco and Marten de Vos. From the XVIIth Century there are pieces from the most representative spanish painters such as Murillo Velázquez, Zurbarán, Juan de Valdes Leal and Lucas Valdes. From the XIXth and XXth century the Works that stand out are from Gonzalo Bilbao, Valeriano Becquer and Eugenio Hermoso.
From all of our Seville Tours, this is the perfect one to understand the Seville Baroque mentality.
Plaza Puerta Real
After visiting the museum we will walk towards the river, passing through la Plaza Puerta Real where there are parts of the old doors of the city.
Puente de La Cartuja
Its complete name is Puente Pasarela de la Cartuja and was built for the exposition of 1992. At first the bridge was only for pedestrians, however now it includes all kinds of traffic. It is 235 meters long and 11 meters wide. We will cross this bridge get to the Cartuja Island
Monasterio de La Cartuja
Definitely, our route ends in one of the most beautiful and representative buildings of the city, the Cartuja Monastery.
Since the middle age, this land has been known for the existence of a Hermitage. In 1400, the hermitage became a monestary konwn as Monasterio de Santa Maria de las Cuevas, the location of the carthusians of Seville until the Mendizabal confiscation. Afterwards it was a Ceramic Factory. ( In one of our Seville Tours, you can visit the today`s Ceramic Factories. Click here.
In 1982 the building became part of the andalusian government. It was used as The Royal Pavilion during the 1992 World`s Fair. Ever since the end of the 90´s, it has been the location of the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo of andalusia.
Its architecture is magnificent due to its various architectural styles: Gothic, mudéjar, renaissance and barroque.