The headquarters of Archaeological Museum of Seville firstly was the the Alcazar, but from 1875 was transfer to the Convent of La Merced. Thereafter in 1941 was housed in the current Neo-Renaissance palace in which it is located nowadays. This Neo-Renaissance palace was the Fine Arts Pavilion the Latinamerican Exhibition of 1929
The Archaeological Museum of Seville is housed in a Neo–Renaissance palace built in 1919
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The Archaeological Museum of Seville was inaugurated in 1946 with 8 rooms, a library and the management. In 1962 the Archaeological Museum of Seville was declared Historic Artistic Monument.
During the decade of the seventies are made some reforms to give the museum more space, opened to the public with 19 more rooms, which gave it its present appearance, where visitors found 27 exhibition halls.
The visit to the Archeological Museum of Seville begins with the section of Prehistory, where archaeological remains dating from the year 2500 to 2000 BC are found in excavations of the Seville region.
In the space dedicated to the early history we have two areas:
- In the first area that is in the basement we can see a bronze vessels and ivories of Carmona.
- The second area is located on the first floor, we can see a representation of a treasure of gold, a shrine dedicated to Phoenician gods, a representation of the Phoenician goddess Astarte. Here we find the oldest known text on the peninsula besides representations of other treasures and other sanctuaries.
In the space dedicated to the Roman period
- Located on the main floor we can see sculptures dedicated to the Roman gods, mosaics with portraits of the emperors Trajan and Hadrian of Hispanic origin, remnants with thematic of commerce, epigraphy, ceramics, funerary remains, etc.
It is advisable to see the Mosaic of Judgement of Paris and the Room of Epigraphy Legal in Bronze where is the collection of legal texts best known.
The visit to the Archaeological Museum of Seville can be made all year except Mondays and January 1, May 1 and December 25, which will be closed.
(1,50€ for non European Citizens)
Plaza de América, s/n, teléfono: 955 12 06 32
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