When Julio Romero de Torres died (1.874-1.930), his widow Francisca Pellicer and his sons, Rafael, Amalia and Mari agreed to donate the Cordobesian people, with the City council as stakeholder, the works handed over for the Iberoamerican Exhibition of Sevilla (1.928-1.930).
This collection has been increased with donations, deposits and acquisitions to form the current art gallery that was registered in the Museums of Andalusia Register on July 7th, 1.997.
The Julio Romero de Torres Museum was opened on November 23rd, 1.931 by the President of the II Spanish Republic, Niceto Alcala-Zamora.
The building, situated in the Cervantine "Plaza del Potro" (the Square of the Colt), was extended in May of 1.936. The Museum is part of the old Charity Hospital that was developed by the Catholic Kings at the end of the XV century and was also attended by the Franciscan Order.
Today the Museum open its doors after having had an extensive restoration of the building, the enhancement of the polychrome façade dated from 1.752, new accessibility measures, illumination, security and a renovate exhibition display.
Six rooms shelter the paintings that are distributed thematically. Two rooms in the lowe floors collect canvas and sculptures of the "Familiar environment" and paintings from the first period of the painter. In the upper floor the mystical works are grouped together in the room titled "The Chapel" and also the works that talk about flamenco in the called "The origin of the jondo". The portrait side of the painter is collected in the space titled "Biographical Sketches" and at last, the emblematic works of the painter production related to his city, in the exhibition hall called "The spirit of Cordoba".