Located in the heart of the city, it houses some of Spain’s most impressive works from the 16th to 19th centuries. The museum was founded by Queen Isabella II in 1848 and has since become one of the most important cultural institutions in all of Europe.
The collection includes over 1,000 pieces including paintings, sculptures, and drawings from renowned artists such as Titian, El Greco, Velazquez, Murillo and Goya. Visitors can also find an extensive collection of religious artefacts which date back to Roman times. One highlight is a 6th century mosaic depicting Saint Peter that once adorned a church near Córdoba’s Mezquita Mosque.
In addition to its permanent collections, the museum hosts temporary exhibitions throughout the year which focus on specific periods or themes within Spanish art history. Recent shows have included ‘Women Artists From Córdoba’ and ‘From Baroque To Modernism: Art In Córdoba 1600 – 1900′.
For those wanting to get more out of their visit, there are guided tours available, which offer insight into both individual works and broader historical contexts surrounding them. There are also interactive activities designed specifically for children, so they too can appreciate this world-class institution at their own level.