All Roads Lead to Murillo

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Portrait of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo by John Richard Coke Smyth in 1853 (Casa Consistorial).

From the end of 2017 through 2018 Seville will celebrate the Año Murillo, a yearlong celebration to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the birth of the Baroque painter. Throughout the city, 18 different spaces will be used to commemorate the life and masterpieces of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.

Visitors will be able to admire a total of 60 original masterpieces by the painter. Furthermore, hundreds of high-resolution reproductions will be on displace in the following places:

Museo de Bellas Artes


Palacio Arzobispal

Real Alcázar

Archivo de Indias

Hospital de La Caridad

Ayuntamiento (Former Convent of San Francisco)

Casa de los Pinelo (Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Saint Isabel of Hungary and the Royal Academy of Buenas Letras)

Hospital de los Venerables

Casa Murillo

Santa María la Blanca Church

Palacio de las Dueñas

San Leandro Convent

Padres Capuchinos Convent

San Clemente Monastery

Convento del Carmen (Presently known as the Manuel Castillo Conservatory)

Magdalena Church

Murillo’s Childhood Home (next to the Magdalena Church)

In addition to the art pieces, visitors can also see original documents that are preserved, such as the baptismal certificate of the painter. As a fundamental figure of his time, the leader of the Sevillian Baroque, Murillo will be more present than ever in Seville starting in November 2017.