Experience two of Seville’s famous exports – art and tapas – on a 3-hour morning tour, led by a friendly local guide! After exploring Seville Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bella Artes) and learning about its Renaissance and Baroque showpieces, visit a local tapas bar to enjoy a light lunch. Hear stories about Seville’s renowned art and tapas scenes while enjoying two plates of local delicacies with drinks.
Meet your guide near Seville Museum of Fine Arts – an impressive gallery housed in a 17th-century former convent. One of the most important exhibition spaces in Spain, the Museum of Fine Arts is filled with a vast collection of religious artwork, dating from medieval days to the 20th century. So head inside and let your guide show off the museum’s highlights on a 2-hour walking tour.Gaze at masterpieces by Renaissance supremo El Greco, and learn about the artist’s colorful Mannerist style of painting. Works by eminent Baroque painters are also in abundance at the museum, so look out for gems by Zurbarán and Riberia as their works are given pride of place. Stop to admire Murillo’s Virgin of the Napkin and Torrigiano’s Sculpture of Saint Jerome – two highlights of the museum – and learn about the key differences between the two artists’ styles of work. Whereas Murillo was Seville born and bred, Torrigiano hailed from Florence and his work is often likened to Michelangelo’s art.After exploring the museum and learning about the different pieces of artwork, head outside and take a leisurely stroll to a nearby tapas bar. Enjoy up to two drinks (beer, wine or soft drinks) alongside two plates of tapas while chatting with your guide about art and food in Seville. Dishes vary on each occasion, but expect local specialties that are simple yet decadent.Your tour finishes inside the bar, but you can stay inside for longer if you wish. Additional drinks and food are at your own expense.