Museum of Fine Arts in Cordoba

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. 

"Desamortización" was a confiscation process by which the assets of the Catholic Church and Religious Orders were expropriated and auctioned

In this way, the Cordoba City Council managed to acquire numerous paintings and sculptures that were previously in churches and monasteries in the city.

Museum of Fine Artes Cordoba
Museum of Fine Arts in Cordoba - 16th century triptych | Image credit: Jl FilpoC (Wikipedia / C.C.)

Visiting the Cordoba Museum of Fine Arts

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
-20th century
-Drawings and Prints
-Medieval and Renaissance Art
-Mannerist Art in Cordoba

Cordoba Fine Arts Museum
Museum of Fine Arts in Cordoba - Altarpiece from the 15th century | Image credit: José Luis Filpo Cabana (Wikipedia / C.C.)

Some of the most important works of the museum that you cannot miss are:

  • “Still Life with Oranges” (Rafael Romero Barros)
  • “Altarpiece of the Flagellation” (Anonymous)
  • “Escape to Egypt” (Acisclo Antonio Palomino)
  • “San Nicolas de Bari” (Pedro de Córdoba)

Useful Information: Museum of Fine Arts in Cordoba

Opening Hours

Monday closed

Tue 2:30pm to 8:30pm
Wed-Sat from 9:00am to 8:30pm
Sun and bank holidays from 9:00am to 2:30pm

IMPORTANT! January 1, January 6, May 1, December 24, December 25 and December 31 Museum will be closed


Plaza del Potro 1 (Old Town Cordoba)

Built in:

The building was built in 1752 (was part of the old Hospital of Caridad (managed by the Franciscan order). In the same building today is located Julio Romero de Torres Museum

Tickets :

General: 1,50€

Free Admission
EU citizens