La Casa de la Ciencia - Science Museum, Seville

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La Casa de la Ciencia in the city of Seville, Spain is a centre for popularizing science.Along with a museum, the building houses the Andalusian headquarters of the Spanish National Research Council . CSIC is the largest public institution devoted to research in Spain, and the third largest in Europe. The building was opened to the public in 2008, with the goal of sharing knowledge acquired through scientific research. La Casa de la Ciencia aims to be a bridge between the scientific research community and the public, sharing contemporary scientific research and information on environmental issues. The museum achieves these goals by putting on various types of events, including exhibitions, conferences, seminars and workshops. The museum contains three permanent exhibits, one temporary exhibit and a planetarium.HistoryThe museum is housed in the Peruvian pavilion, a building of great beauty that was built in the Maria Luisa Park for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. In addition to being home to the offices of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas en Sevilla, the building also house the Peruvian Consulate. For twenty years the building was the headquarters of the Biological Station of Doñana and in April 2008 the city council of Seville provided a grant to renovate the building to create La Casa de la Ciencia. In April 2008 the city council of Seville provided a grant to renovate the building to create La Casa de la Cienca.BuildingThe building was designed by the renowned architect Manuel Piqueras Cotolí . Cotoli was born in Lucena, Córdoba but moved to Peru to study and became known for his buildings which blended indigenous and colonial architecture. These buildings include the Escuela Nacional Superior Autónoma de Bellas Artes, Pizarro´s Tomb in the Cathedral of Lima, and the Archbishop's Palace. The blending of architectural styles is easily visible from the outside of La Casa de la Ciencia, and many parts of the building share similarities with Cotoli’s Peruvian works.
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  • Small nice Museum where children can try out much. Unfortunately is almost everything except 2 or 3 attempts on English only in Spanish explained. The mirror maze is funny.
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  • We often go with the children. The building has a special charm, the exhibitions are very comprehensive and interesting and fun as well as educational workshops. My children don't want to go there, all their attention and enjoy giving glory. It is also well-connected. Are you cannot ask more!
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  • This located in a fabulous building, look at the inside details that do honor to the flag they represent. In the event that you want to visit the Planetarium pre-booked put that on many occasions is the full capacity.
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  • This a brilliant (and air conditioned) science museum.
  • We visited the temporary computer science exhibition. Not very big museum but well adapted for the younger audience, many items to touch and try.
  • Fascinating building in rare pre-Columbian revival style, built for the Peruvian pavilion of the American-Iberian exposition. The museum itself is mediocre but has an interesting collection of cetean skeletons.
  • unexpectedly the museum was closed. A little note on the front gate sait that it is closed untill the end of september.
  • Quite good fun for an hour or so. Definitely worth a visit if you have kids.

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