In a grand building in Maria Luisa Park this museum has a varied exhibition. Less an arts museum than a traditions museum, it has a great collection of home decoration- lace, pottery, metalwork, knives etc.
***photo is of the Museum of Archeology, right next door****
1. Female courtesans in the 19th century- extensive personal decorations or jewels, ivory etc.
2. Traditional dress of Andalucia- this was well presented. You expect the focus on flamenco, but they showed that there is more to it than just that.
3. Traditional music and musical instruments
4. Traditional agriculture- the age before mechanization. this was interesting.
5.home decoration, especially strong collection of silver
7. reproduction of two rooms, one a city dweller and another a rural citizen
Like all museums, you will find a lot here, some great, some not so great. That is the same that you will find in this museum. Educational certainly, if you have time to visit you will get an idea of life beyond the urban wealthy classes. That, to me, is itself a valuable contribution
On opposite sides of a large water fountain in the middle of the Plaza de America, part of the Parque de Maria Lousa, are the Museo Arqueologico and the Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares (the Customs and Folk Art Museum).
The Custums and Folklore Museum, also known at the Mudejar Pavilion, is a Neo-Mudejar style building completed in 1914. It contains tiles and bricks, arches and balconies of the style in which it was built.
Some interesting collections of anthropological and ethnographic objects, especially perhaps the agricultural practices section.
Sunday: 9 am to 2.30 pm
Tuesday: 2.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Wednesday to Saturday: 9 am to 8.30 pm
Closed Monday except for public holidays.
Entry Euro 1.50. Free for EU citizens.
It's one of the nicer building in town, at least in my opinion. It was built by Anibal Gonzalez for the Latin American Exhibition of 1929, as the pavillion of Industrial Arts. It's Mudejar style with a lot of wonderful tiles and bricks, archs and balconies. It hosts the Museum of Popular Arts and Customs and there are two kind of contents inside. You begin for the underground level is an interesting exhib about traditional jobs, as Spanish guitar maker, maker of religious images, potter, hatter, blacksmith or baker. Later the ground level has a collection of typical Spanish furniture, both of popular and of well-to-do people. In addition there are different kind of classical dresses and mantillas (the accessory Spanish women use for special events, as Holy Week, bullfighting or weddings). Unfortunatly it's not allowed to take pictures inside, so I can't show you any of this content.
Este es uno de los edificios más bonitos de las ciudad, al menos en mi opinión. Fue construido por Anibal González para la Exposición Ibero-Americana de 1929 como pabellón del Arte Industrial. Es de estilo mudejar con muchos azulejos y ladrillos, arcos y balcones. Acoje al Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares y tiene dos tipos diferentes de contenido. Empiezas por el sótano tiene una interesante recreación de oficios tradicionales, como fabricante de guitarra española, imaginero, ceramista, sombrerero, herrero o panadero. Después en la planta baja hay una colección de muebles típicos, tanto populares como de gente acomodada. Además hay diferentes clases de vestidos y mantillas (el accesorio que usan las mujeres españolas para acontecimientos especiales como la Semana Santa, los toros o las bodas). Desafortunadamente no se permite hacer fotos dentro, así que no puedo mostrarte nada de su contenido.
Visiting hours / Horarios
Tue. / Mar: 14:30 - 20:30
Wed. to Sat. / Mier. a Sáb: 9:00 - 20:30
Sun. / Dom: 9:00 - 14:30
Price / Precio: 1,5€
EU / UE: Free / Gratis
This building at the south of the park, really left me without words.... just incredible building.
Architecture is one of the forms of Art that I most admire, and this building can get into one of my favourites. Incredible but before when I used to go to Seville I missed them, so I really recommend at least to go to Plaza de America at Maria Luisa Park to enjoy them
The building is in Neo-Mudéjar style, also constructed for the Ibero-American exposition of 1929.
Housed within the Mudejar style pavillion at Plaza de America. The museum records the social and artistic life of Sevilla, displayed with scenes, including costumes, daily objects, jewels and art from everyday life. The building itself was built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, and itself has to be one of the many wonders of Sevilla. Built in a Neo-Mudéjar style.
On my trip to the art gallery I was not able to take pictures inside so I have a few of people selling the works outside the front entrance to the gallery.