The Museum of the Port of Seville has been bringing the city’s seafaring traditions and port life closer to its inhabitants for more than 20 years. It is located on the Avenue of Las Razas and takes visitors on a guided tour through the history of the docks of Seville, from their origins to the present day, focusing on the periods of splendour and modernization. The River Guadalquivir runs through it all as the central axis.
The different rooms show you the Roman port and the trade with the Indies, you can see the development of the docks and follow the route of the navigation channel across the various cuts to reach the 21st century port.
It is essential that Seville preserves its legacy that has determined its history, and this is why the material kept in the Ports Historical Archive is so important. It is a collection of over 5,000 documents that can help to interpret and assess the milestones in the recent history of the river, from the 18th century to the present day.
It also has more than 3,000 scanned photographs that show important events from the past, such as the building of the Tablada cutting, the wharfs of las Delicias or New Yoir, or the first lock.
The Association for Promoting the Port of Seville was founded with the objective of promoting collaboration between the Port Community to improve competitiveness, stimulate business and promote the general interests of the Port.