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“Nice building and free so worth maybe 30 mins”

Museum of Popular Arts And Traditions, Sevilla
Ranked #52 of 264 things to do in Seville
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Housed in one of the very fine surviving Mudejar pavilions from the 1929 Spanish-American Fair in Maria Luisa Park, this is more than the extensive collection of flamboyant flamenco frocks you might expect– though they are certainly there in abundance! There also are ceramics from Triana, handsome furniture, and ancient artisan equipment from blacksmiths’ gear to wine presses, all of which give a taste of life in 19th-century Andalucía. The highlight – along with the tiles – is the historic collection of fabulously colorful posters advertising the city’s famous April Fair, a fascinating gallop through changing trends in graphic design. Look for the striking Art Deco poster from 1930. Closed on Mondays
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Free if you are an EU citizen with a passport so worth maybe 30 mins of your time if you are in the area.

However I found much more of interest in the building itself (the decor, the stairwells, the coiurtyard), than I did in what was actually in the museum.

Not really that suited to non-Spanish reading individuals as most exhibitions have not been translated. Basically a bit like a local history museum in rural England but set in a majorly impressive building.

Having been in, if there was an entrance fee I don't think that I would go again.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Colin D
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

It is a few minute walk from Plaza de Espana and this could be the reason for not so many tourists reach it. Many prefer to stop at the striking square without reaching the close museum area (there is also the archaeological museum). The museum has an interesting underground exhibition with many reconstructions of local crafts but I wouldn’t say it is interesting enough to go out of your planned trip to visit it. Entrance is free for EU citizens (€ 1,50 for others). One hour is more than enough for a visit far from the summer heat.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

a free entrance for EU citizens, a very beautiful building in the gorgeous parque of Maria Luisa, nice exhibitions and we were able to enjoy a concert of old andalusian instruments and dance on Sunday, highly recommended

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank R L
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We popped into this museum for a bit of shade while walking in the Maria Luisa Park. Entrance is free for EU citizens, so you've nothing to lose. The exhibits are mostly without translation into other languages but generally they are self-explanatory. There are tableaux of various local crafts (barrel-making, guitar-making, olive-pressing, etc) and there are rooms set out in the style of bygone ages. It's not a museum to go out of your way for, but it makes a nice cool break if you;re in the area.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

My wife and I have visited this museum many times in the past and we decided to go back on this visit. There are always interesting things to see here and gives an idea of how people lived in the past and what they collected. The plaza in front of the museum is also very beautiful.

Date of experience: March 2017
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