Seville is known for many things – culture, food, historical monuments, and their variety of notable museums.
One museum in particular offers one of the most extensive Roman art collections in Europe – The Archaeological museum located in Maria Luisa Park.
Whether is it sheltering from a hot day, or from the rare occurrence it rains, the Archaeological museum is a must-see for those fascinated by Roman history, and in particular the culture of life in the city of Italica.
The Most Extensive Display of Roman History.
Designed in 1929, the museum was enlarged and moved in the 20thcentury to the Fine Arts Pavilion where it could be situated in its full glory. Previously containing mostly antiquities from the Roman city Italica, it now boasts an expressive display of European history has a whole.
The museum is an architectural marvel in of itself, with its mix of neoclassical and baroque design. Housing one of the most extensive collections of Roman works.
You can wander through the magnificent eras of the historical lands of Sevilla. Exploring the Roman age at its finest.
Well-preserved artifacts from Tartessian and Phoenician cultures. Scattered
throughout exhibits, artifacts and statues depicting medieval, Visigoth, and Islamic ages.
The archaeological museum sets up for the visitor a world commonly talked about, but little is understood. Clever entrance displays connect each exhibit to the next.
Themed Rooms allow for easy immersion.
Descend into the dark abode of the basement where ten rooms display the different societies in Sevilla throughout Prehistory and Protohistory.
Ascending to the ground level where 18 rooms are rife for exploration. Each room has their own distinct theme to the time and culture, filled with objects related to Roman era, all the way to Modern day.
The upstairs allows for full research capabilities in the library.
A true treasure to behold.
The archaeological museum can be said to be known for many things. At present,
one of the most popular and impressive displays is on the first floor – ‘The Treasure of El Carambolo.’
A stunning collection of gold jewelry from the Thartessic period, dating back to 650BC.
At a very affordable price of 1.50 Euros, it’s a location well worth exploring.
Some advice is to visit Saturday afternoon when there is less crowds to give you more time to look around.
When looking for the basement, keep a close eye out for the sign, it can be missed.
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