Located in an old hospital, you will find one of Córdoba's most famous museums, the Julio Romero de Torres Museum (Museo Julio Romero de Torres), which features the art of its namesake, one of Spain's most revered painters.
Essentially a portrait artist, Córdoba native Julio Romero de Torres was born in 1874 into a world surrounded by art, thanks to his father, an impressionist artist and also the founder and director of the Fine Arts Museum. During his career, Torres studied and worked in Madrid, traveled around Europe and to Argentina, and was influenced largely by impressionism and realism. Ultimately, he became known for his symbolist style, with many of his pieces featuring sensual images of Cordoban women.
The museum, which was dedicated to his memory after his death by his family, contains six salons, and is home to the largest collection of Torres' work. Beyond his own pieces, the galleries also house the art of other famous baroque, renaissance and contemporary painters, such as Francisco de Zurburán, Valdés Leal and Alejo Fernández.
Among the museum's rooms, you can view famous pieces like Torres' Marta and Maria, The Portrait of Love and The Poem of Cordoba, and many others. Various personal effects are also on display, such as Torres' paintbrushes, palettes and even his guitar.