The Baroque painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo spent the last years of his career in this Seville mansion, which in 2017, the ‘Year of Murillo’, was converted to a fully-equipped centre for the interpretation and dissemination of his legacy.
It was designed to make the life and work of Murillo, considered a forerunner of modern painting, accessible to all. Thus, Casa Murillo includes a space to welcome visitors, a screening room, different galleries with copies of iconic paintings by the 17th century master, and a space for children. The centre organises family workshops, courses, concerts, and other educational activities. Located in the heart of the Santa Cruz neighbourhood, the building was refurbished to maintain the 17th century style, with a well in the middle of a central courtyard surrounded by arcades of semicircular arches on columns.