The wonderful Museum of Fine Arts, located in the historic Square of the Colt, is one of the most visited in Cordoba due to its incredible collection of works of art.
The Cordoba Museum of Fine Arts was opened in 1862 although previously the building housed a hospital built by the Catholic Monarchs (15th century).
Most of the works in this museum were acquired during the “desamortización” in the middle of the 19th century.
In this way, the Cordoba City Council managed to acquire numerous paintings and sculptures that were previously in churches and monasteries in the city.
Inside the Museum of Fine Arts, visitors can enjoy an excellent collection of sculptures and paintings, which is unique in Andalusia. However, most of the works belong to artists born in Cordoba.
The upper floor is dedicated to the medieval period, Renaissance and Baroque.
On the ground floor you will find works of the 19th and 20th centuries. Special mention should be made of the marvelous patio and the mosaic made with small stones.
The Cordoba Museum of Fine Arts is divided into 6 main rooms:
-Baroque Art in Cordoba
-18th and 19th centuries
-Drawings and Prints
-Medieval and Renaissance Art
-Mannerist Art in Cordoba
Some of the most important works of the museum that you cannot miss are: