Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares

Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares (40)

This museum, located in the Plaza de América in the Parque de María Luisa, was built in 1914 by architect Aníbal González.

The building is in the Mudejar style, made out of exposed brick with ceramic details. It also has three doors with archivolts that are ornately decorated with enamelled tiles. 

The building only became a full-time museum recently, in 1980, when the Ayuntamiento approved its use as the Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares. Initially, the building was filled with many collections from the Sevillian Museo de Bellas Artes, and little by little, its own collection has grown. It is especially important to point out the major donations that Sevillians themselves have made to this museum, which has been essential in creating the wide variety of exhibits found here today.

For instance, on the lower floor there are mainly arts and crafts, ceramics and leather, as well as the history of the art of tile making. On the floor above, you’ll find a wide variety of clothing, furniture, musical instruments and farming tools. 

Apart from the permanent collection there are rooms for audiovisual exhibits where documents can be viewed on traditional Andalusian life.

Additionally, the museum always offers plenty of workshops and activities, and on summer weekends, bands often play in the museum’s courtyard.

Among the interesting facts that make this museum unique is the number of times that it has been used as a set for films and television shows.

This is a must-see for people interested in learning more about the life of Andalusians.

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