Opened in 1931 following the painter’s death, the Julio Romero de Torres Museum (Museo Julio Romero de Torres) is the best place to see the local artist’s oeuvre. Torres was known for his portraits—primarily of Andalucian women—as well as vibrant depictions of flamenco performers and other scenes from Spanish life. The museum showcases a number of his canvases, as well as the artist’s furnishings and belongings. Its accessible size makes it a popular companion stop to the Museum of Fine Arts of Códoba: both are housed in the same building, a renovated, 15th-century hospital in the heart of town.
The Julio Romero de Torres Museum features on Córdoba highlights tours. It’s also simple to visit independently as part of a cultural day out in the city.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Following an extensive renovation that concluded in 2012, the museum’s expanded space is better-suited to visitors than ever.
- In addition to works and objects owned by Torres, the museum also showcases a selection of works by other noteworthy Spanish artists.
- Free admission is available to visitors under 18 as well as those with disabilities.
How to Get There
The Julio Romero de Torres Museum is located on the Plaza del Potro in central Córdoba. It is served by local bus lines, including the 3, 7, and 12, and is a roughly 20-minute walk or 15-minute taxi trip from Córdoba’s main train station, the Estación de Córdoba.
When to Get There
The Julio Romero de Torres Museum is open every day except Mondays. From mid-June to mid-September, it is open from early morning until early afternoon. From mid-September to mid-June, it is open from early morning until evening. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.
The Museum of Fine Arts of Córdoba (Museo de Bellas Artes de Córdoba)
The Julio Romero de Torres Museum is on the small, and easy to discover within an hour or two. If you want to extend your cultural sightseeing, continue your excursions right next door at the Museum of Fine Arts of Córdoba, which is housed in the same building. The museum features a range of masterpieces, including works from the Italian Renaissance, as well as numerous 18th- and 19th-century Spanish works.
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