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Baroque Sevilla

The 17th century was a fateful period for Sevilla for a number of reasons: economic decline, epidemics such as that of 1649 – which reduced the population by half – wars, and other catastrophes. In the face of such adversity and hardship many people sought refuge in religion and Sevilla became one of the leading […]

San Jorge Castle

The legendary Plaza del Altozano in the popular Triana district is the site of vestiges of centuries past which form part of the history of the city of Sevilla. A good example is the San Jorge Castle, the former headquarters of the Holy Inquisition in Spain and the icon of this institution in Europe during […]

Sevilla Fine Arts Museum

The former convent of Merced Calzada was restored to create this magnificient Fine Arts Museum in 1839. Since then, and thanks to its impressive collection, it has earned the status of one of the most important art collections in Spain after the Prado Museum.

Plaza de España

The most emblematic building of the Iberoamerican Exposition held in Seville in 1929 is also the most representative structure built in the Spanish regionalist style. The main structure is a semi-circular square measuring 200-metres in diameter symbolizing the embrace of Spain to its former American colonies, topped with two towers of 74 meters, a central […]

Archivo de Indias

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 […]

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