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“Smashing. Displays of Artisan Workshops in Basement on Lower Ground floor”

Museum of Popular Arts And Traditions, Sevilla
Ranked #49 of 266 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 17 June 2018

What an interesting museum. I didn't find it easy to find from Plaza De Espana, probably an idea to stay on main road Paseo De las Delicias which runs parallel to the river until there's a gate or turn off near Plaza de America where it's located. Entrance is free to EU or €1.50. And what pleasant staff on the Entrance and in the Ticket Office. Very welcoming.

There are 4 floors but the top 2 are closed for renovation. So there's no local costumes on display currently apart from a couple on Ground floor. So there is the Ground floor, and the Basement or Lower Ground floor. To get to the Basement, return to the Ticket Office, and pass the lockers and lift and you'll find the steps down.

The Basement area is huge. There are many rooms but particularly, Artisan workshops, set up as they would have been originally. Really interesting. Workshops such as the Castanets Maker or the Guitar Maker. There's also displays of Domestic products typically used in the home. There's a little bit of lace making and some great tiles displays. And a fascinating short film in Spanish, but you can get the gist of what's going on, on pottery manufacture. Especially the processes involved in the skilful transfer of patterns and the hand finishing.

This is one of my favourite museums in Seville.

Thank Maggie_NHam
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

If you happen to be in Seville, this is one of many museums worth visiting. You travel back in time as you move along a well organised layout of the various sections depicting different traditional trades and the tools used in these trades. The building itself is impressive and as an additional bonus, entrance for EU citizens is free of charge. The best approach to this beautiful palace is through the Maria Luisa park.

Thank Harrison48
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This is not an art museum, it's a museum of the arts of living - weaving, woodwork, metal work, and etc. There is a lot to see here, although sadly the costumes floor is closed at the moment. There is still a large and specialist display of lace work however. It's free if you are a member of the EU, they didn't need to see our passports

Thank Louise090
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This museum can transport you to the "old" traditional Andalucía. If you visit Seville you must visit it!!!

Thank JanAid G
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This place is worth a quick visit if you are in the area, but I was expecting more costumes. The lace exhibition is very nice and the building itself is impressive.

Thank Susan V
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