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Museum of Popular Arts And Traditions, Sevilla
Ranked #63 of 285 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
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Eclectic”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Museum of Popular Arts And Traditions

Another magnificent building from the 1929 Exhibition so even if you do not go inside, enjoy the location, flowers, plants, waterlilies etc which form part of the plaza.

As its name suggests, this is a collection of every day items and traditions covering everything from flamenco to lace making, pottery, room settings showing typical interiors, and mock ups of typical workshops for artisans making such items as guitars, castanets etc. There is also a room devoted to flamenco dresses.

Outstanding for me was the wonderful collection of embroidery and lace all exquisitely made. It is apparently one of the most important collections in Europe.

Entry is free to EU citizens, as it is to the nearby Archaeological Museum.

Visited August 2013
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new york, NY
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“Nice small museum”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

A nice exhibit of old local everyday tools, furniture, ceramics and household items displayed didactically. I think it would be a nice outing with young children. I enjoyed very much the exhibit about embroideries. They displayed gorgeous pieces.
The entrance is only €1.50 and a nice way of escaping Sevilla's sun when touring Maria Cristina's park.

Visited August 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Pleasant little museum”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

In the vicinity of the Archaeology Museum and Plaza de Espana, this museum show cases the local crafts mainly lace and pottery as well as traditional furniture and trades. Admission is only 1.5 euro.. it is surrounded by a large park obviously frequented by locals. It was a pleasant relaxing visit.

Visited June 2013
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fascinating if dated”
Reviewed 29 April 2013

Basement was main attraction.
Exhibition of matrials transformed for hiuman needs. Everything from farming, cooking storing fighting implements and artefacts.
Well laid out and explained - mainly in Spanish

Visited April 2013
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York, United Kingdom
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“Very dull.”
Reviewed 20 April 2013

The collections here are profoundly, awe-inspiringly dull. There are literally three large rooms devoted to nothing but displaying hundreds of small pieces of lace, another extensive collection of small near-identical pots.. All displays are completely devoid of any context or information. Luckily the attraction was free for us as EU citizens - the only reason for the 2* rating.

Visited April 2013
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