When going on a city trip, visiting a museum is something that probably is on your to-do list. Usually, you go to a museum to see the exhibitions. But have you ever thought about the museum buildings themselves? They also can be very special. In this blog you can read about museums which are situated in very unique buildings. Do you want to know which museums we’re talking about? Continue reading, because we’ll tell you in this article!
Museo marítimo de Sevilla (Maritime museum of Seville)
This is a museum that has two floors. On the first floor, you can find information about the building itself, and on the second floor, you’ll find an exhibition about the history of the marine. The building also has a panoramic terrace, where you’ll have a beautiful view of the city Seville.
But why is this building so special? As you might already know, we were talking about the Torre del Oro, also known as the maritime museum of Seville. This tower was built as a defensive tower, in the 13th century. The tower defended the entrance of the Guadalquivir, the river, where the tower stands next to. Later the monument became a prison, but nowadays it’s the maritime museum of Seville.
Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (Museum of contemporary art)
This museum is one of the most important in Andalusia that exhibits contemporary art. In the museum of contemporary art in Seville, you can find more than 3.200 works of art. These artworks are dated from the mid-fifties until now.
But what makes this building unique? Well, since 1997 this museum is situated in the Monastery of Santa Maria de las Cuevas, also known as the Cartuja monastery. They say that in the 12th century, the building was used as a place to make ceramic, they used the clay from the area itself. In the 15th century, it became a monastery, which was very often visited by Cristopher Columbus.
Museo Histórico Militar de Sevilla (Military Historical Museum of Seville)
This museum consists of 7 different halls, which exhibit around 4.000 objects. The museum has a very diverse collection that contains industrial archeology, military engineering, history, and military art pieces that were found in the city of Seville.
But why is this building special? Well, this museum is situated in the famous Plaza de España, one of the most impressive buildings in Seville! Plaza de España was built as the centerpiece of the Ibero-American exhibition of 1929.
Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla (Museum of Fine Arts of Seville)
In this museum, you can find visual arts from the medieval to the 20th century. Nowadays it is one of the most important art galleries in Spain.
But what makes this building unique? The building where this museum is situated in was since 1218 the headquarter of the monastery of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy.
Official websites of the museums:
Museum of contemporary art- http://www.caac.es/
Military Historical Museum -https://ejercito.defensa.gob.es/en/unidades/Madrid/ihycm/Museos/sevilla....
Museum of Fine Arts of Seville - http://www.museosdeandalucia.es/web/museodebellasartesdesevilla
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Dutch blog about Cartuja - https://atdspain.com/nl/news/monasterio-de-la-cartuja-sevilla