The building of the Archivo General de Indias in Seville is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the Cathedral and the Royal Palace. It was built between 1584 and 1598 on project of Juan de Herrera to establish itself as Casa Lonja de Mercaderes, in order to move the merchants activities from […]
The gardens donated by the Infanta María Luisa in 1893 and designed by the French engineer Nicolas Forestier for the 1929 Latin American Exhibition turned out to be one of the most beautiful parks in Spain, with over 400,000 square metres of groves, avenues, and arbours. In the interior of the park Plaza de America […]
The Cathedral of Seville occupies the site of a great mosque built in the late 12th Century and still maintains the bell tower, known as the Giralda, which is a legacy of this Moorish structure. Work on the Christian cathedral began under the reign of King Fernando the III of Castile, conqueror of Seville in […]
Antiguo alminar de la mezquita musulmana, la Giralda fue en su día la torre más alta del mundo. Hoy, después de las tres añadiduras realizadas tras la Reconquista, la altura total de la torre, ubicada en el ángulo nordeste del Patio de los Naranjos de la Catedral, supera los 97 metros.
Abd Al Raman ordered the construction of this fortified palace in 931 AD. The Alcazar comprises a series of palaces which are the most important example of civil architecture in Seville. In the interior, the outstanding palace grounds, gardens and servant’s quarters are spread over an area enclosed by walls on the south side of […]
One of the later examples of Almohad art in Seville, the Golden Tower is the last bastion of the fortified wall which began at the Alcazar. There are many legends as to the origin of the tower’s name. Some say it refers to the reflections of the sun on the tiles which supposedly covered it, […]
Seville’s Baratillo Bullring started to be constructed in 1761 according to the project by Francisco Sánchez de Aragón and was finished in 1881 by the architect Juan Talavera y de la Vega. Its exterior shows the style of the Late Baroque and early Classicist period.
For 600 years it was a collegiate church and the second of Seville’s churches in importance after the Cathedral, as is evident from the architectural, sculptural and pictorial wealth housed in its interior. Its current style is based on a Baroque design which substituted the medieval collegiate church, although it also incorporates earlier Roman, Visigothic […]
Considered to be one of the most extraordinary monuments in Spain in the Renaissance style. Its most striking façade looks onto Plaza San Francisco, with numerous doors and windows decorated with representations of mythological and historical figures, floral bouquets and grotesques.