Archaeological Museum of Seville, Andalusia, Spain


Museo Arqueológico

Parque de María Luisa & South of Centre

Seville's archaeology museum, housed in a grandiose, neo-Renaissance palace at the southern end of the Parque de María Luisa, is a wonderful, oft-overlooked treasure trove of prehistoric artefacts and ancient finds. Highlights include a series of Roman sculptures, mosaics and statues – many unearthed at the nearby site of Itálica – and gold jewellery from the mysterious Tartessos culture.

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Nearby Parque de María Luisa & South of Centre attractions

1. Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares

0.07 MILES

Boasting an unforgettable setting in the hard-to-miss Pabellón Mudéjar, this low-key museum is dedicated to local arts and traditions. Exhibits include…

2. Acuario de Sevilla

0.23 MILES

Appropriately situated by the river, close to the Parque de María Luisa, the modern Aquarium (opened in 2014) tells of the Guadalquivir’s importance in…

3. Parque de María Luisa

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A glorious oasis of green, the 34-hectare Parque de María Luisa is the perfect place to escape the noise and heat of the city, with duck ponds, landscaped…

4. Plaza de España

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This bombastic plaza, designed by architect Aníbal González in the Parque de María Luisa, was the most extravagant of the building projects completed for…

5. Museo Casa de la Ciencia

0.51 MILES

Housed in the Peruvian Pavilion from the 1929 Expo, complete with carved condors and llamas, this excellent, hands-on science museum has several permanent…

6. Antigua Fábrica de Tabacos


Now home to the University of Seville, this massive former tobacco factory – workplace of Bizet’s fictional heroine, Carmen – was built in the 18th…

7. Hotel Alfonso XIII

0.78 MILES

As much a local landmark as an accommodation option, this striking, only-in-Seville hotel – conceived as the most luxurious in Europe when it was built in…

8. Torre del Oro

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This distinctive tower, one of Seville’s signature landmarks, has been guarding the Río Guadalquivir since the 13th century. The original dodecagonal…