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“Out of the way, but the museum is worth the detour”

Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art
Ranked #84 of 285 things to do in Seville
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Andalusia
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Out of the way, but the museum is worth the detour”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

There are a couple of entrances for this museum, either via a historic convent or through the main entrance (street addresses below). The centre concentrates on the educational and artistic facets of contemporary art: including its immediate history. But what I want to bring to your attention is its under-valued museum.

Housed in a series of interlinked historic buildings the museum offers insights into both local and international contemporary visual arts: paintings, sculptures, objects, photographs, prints and video loops.

Few visitors to Seville seem to be aware of this treasure house, and it is pointless to describe what we saw on our visit (simply because exhibits open and close all the time).

But I can assure you that your time will not be wasted should you decide to travel a little north of the Triana district or a little west of the old city centre.

There are two addresses to give to your taxi: either Monasterio de la Cartuja de Santa María de Las Cuevas on the Camino de los Descubrimentos (after alighting follow the red arrows around to your right until you reach the museum entrance) or via the main entrance at Nº 2 Avenida Américo Vespucio (walk down the pathway to the main entrance to the complex and then carry on through the tree-lined gardens).

Entrance costs 1.80 Euros at the time of writing.

Visited October 2013
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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“A different take on Andalucuian Culture”
Reviewed 2 October 2013 via mobile

If you are happy with eclectic styles and garnering knowledge then the centre for Andalucian Contemporary Art is yours to enjoy. Do not attempt it if you are not of an open mind, personally I found it fascinating and thought provoking, from the German rail station kiosk in the orange groves complete with announcements, to the huge face and hand peeping out from the entrance building. You cannot possibly review this in entirety as each piece could have a comment of its own, to be in such an historic monument dating back through ages with such contemporary cultural pieces on show is a monument in itself to the collaborators and curators of this fascinating museum. A visit to be considered by anyone with an interest in history, beauty and tranquility.

Visited October 2013
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Spain
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“Place to chill”
Reviewed 1 June 2013

Really nice place to visit and to chill. Nature inside the city. Beautiful lanscape in there. There are also nice expositions inside they usually change along the time.

Visited October 2012
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Tenerife, Spain
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87 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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“one of my favourite places in Sevilla”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Yes it's quite far from center: you have to take a bus and travel on for 20 min approximately. It's not the museum which is best for this place, but the ancient monastery (see the pictures) with a big olive trees park around it and remnants of of porcelain factory chimneys. The territory is really big and you have to pay only if you are going to visit the exhibition itself which is interesting too sometimes.

Visited June 2012
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Alhaurin el Grande, Spain
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“Centro Andaluz de Arte”
Reviewed 18 March 2013 via mobile

Wei Wei
Exhibition of the world famous Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei. The same artist who designed the Bird's Nest, the Olympic Stadium in Beijing.
A great work had been done to make and hand paint 100 million sunflower seeds.
This syselsatte 1600 person in two and a half years to complete.
Besides Wei Wei had a number of other artists exhibitions simultaneously.
The best-spent Euros 1.80 in my life! ?

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