Seville: Culture and Arts
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If you’re looking for a culture and arts holiday, then Seville is definitely the place for you. Packed with opportunities to experience the distinctly Spanish traditions of flamenco and bullfighting, along with fine art, opera and architecture, Seville has everything that a culture and arts lover could want on holiday. There are numerous museums, flamenco shows, theatres, and exhibitions in Seville that will leave cultural and arts enthusiasts on holiday here wanting more.
For fine art on holiday, make sure you don’t miss the Seville Fine Art Museum, which follows the evolution of painting from the Medieval ages up to the start of the 20th century. You’ll find the museum in the Merced Convent, which plays host to important works by Valdes Leal, Murillo, Zurbaran and Velazques - just waiting for culture and arts lovers to discover in Seville.
Or, if you want to experience the Spanish bullfighting culture in Seville for yourself, make sure you get tickets for one of the bullfights at the Plaza de Toros. Whilst you’re there, don’t miss the collections at the Bull Fighting Museum when on holiday in Seville. Here you can absorb some of the culture and art that surrounds the sport – from the cape painted by Picasso to the actual head of the bull that dramatically ended Manolete’s career in 1947.
Culture and Arts enthusiasts also won’t want to miss Seville’s opera house, the Teatro de la Maestranza, which attracts internationally renowned stars for performances inspired by Seville itself – Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Rossini’s Barber of Seville and Bizet’s Carmen, to name but a few.