The Archaeological Museum of Seville was established at the end of the 19th century, when a public collection of antiques, most of which were taken from the Roman city of Italica, was gathered. It was consolidated and expanded over the next century by moving from the former Convento de la Merced to its current site: the Fine Arts pavilion, created by Aníbal González for the 1929 Ibero-American Exhibition, on loan from Seville Town Council.
The Archaeological Museum of Seville has three floors:
Main collections: Prehistory, Protohistory, highlighting the Final Bronze Period, with evicence of the Phoenician and Tartessian cultures. Roman collections mostly from Italica, with an important sample of statuary from the time of Hadrian. It has medieval, Visigothic and Islamic items.
The Monographic Room dedicated to the Treasure of the Carambolo is currently located on the first floor
Winter (1 September to 30 June) From Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sundays and holidays, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday, closed. Summer (1 July to 31 August) From Tuesday to Sunday and holidays, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday, closed. Holidays, closed: 1 and 6 January; 1 May; 24, 25 and 31 December To find out about opening holidays, please check the Museum's website. Temporary exhibition "Finding out the Treasure of Tomares".
• Price: Accredited EU citizens: free admission Other countries: € 1.50.