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Seville Buildings And Monuments, Spain

The Giralda

The construction of the Cathedral of Seville took place in the same spot where the city's main mosque once stood. Only the ancient Almohad minaret from the twelfth century remains of the Moorish building. Almost 100 meters high, it still dominates Seville and offers an extraordinary view for those willing to take on its 34 ramps. The beautiful final appendix and revolving statue that gives the minaret its name were added to the original Arabic structure in the sixteenth century.

Hours
Monday to Saturday: 11.00-17.00
Sundays and holidays: 14.30-18.00

August 1 to 31
Monday to Saturday: 09.30-15.30
Sundays and holidays: 14.30-18.00
Price €7 (entrance to the Cathedral included)

 

Royal Fortresses (Reales Alcazares)

The Royal Fortresses are located around Plaza del Trunfo and we recommend a visit. They are the shining witness of the transformation by the Reconquest on the ancient fortress built by the Arabs. Their beautiful appearance to shows many different styles that embellish lounges, patios and gardens, brilliant examples of what is called Mudejar art, such as the Hall of Ambassadors - capped by a stunning golden dome from the fifteenth century - the Patio de las Doncellas and the adjacent Salón del Techo. The Palace of Charles V is also beautiful. It was built to honor the marriage of the king and the Portuguese princess Isabella, complete with decorated tapestries that tell of Charles' businesses in faraway Tunis. Just outside the palace, you can quickly reach the gardens of Alcazares, Arabic style masterpieces that enchant every visitor with the unusual artistic contamination of Renaissance elements. There are caves, pools and impressive waterworks!

Hours
October 1 to March 31
Tuesday to Saturday: 9.30-17.00
Sundays and holidays: 9.30-13.30
Closed Monday

April 1 to September 30
Tuesday to Saturday: 9.30-19.00
Sundays and holidays: 9.30-17.00
Closed Monday

Price €7

 

Casa de Pilatos

A patio with 24 arcades and numerous busts of Caesar, Roman statues and Mudejar style walls. Casa de Pilatos is also rich with frescoes and great halls, such as the beautiful Fresco Room. The gardens are also remarkable. A Renaissance masterpiece that hides a single story, that of the Marquis of Tarifa, Don Fadrique. Noticing that the distance between his home and the church was the same as the Calvary that brought Jesus from the residence of Pontius Pilate to the cross, he wanted to establish the 14 stations of the Cross along the route. Free admission on Tuesdays for EU citizens.


Torre de Oro - Golden Tower

It is one of the most recurring images in Seville, built in the thirteenth century by the Almohad and covered once by golden azulejos (tiles) that made it shine so much that it earned its name. Built as a defense tower, it was a prison and later the port of Seville. Today it is one of the starting points of the cruise on the Guadalquivir. Inside, you can visit a small Maritime Museum dedicated to the Spanish Empire overseas.

Hours
Monday to Friday: 10.00-14.00
Saturday and Sunday: 11.00-14.00
Closed Monday and the month of August


Plaza de España

Located near Maria Luisa Park, more than 200 meters are taken up by a truly spectacular square, run through by an artificial canal navigable by small boats and crossed by decorated bridges. All around, under a spectacular patio, the Spanish provinces and their coats of arms are represented with azulejos (glazed tiles). An amazing place that inspired the director of Star Wars, George Lucas, who set an episode of the series right here.


Plaza de America

The square is characterized by three Gothic, Mudejar and Renaissance pavilions designed by Anibal González between 1913 and 1916. These buildings are home to the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Popular Art and Traditions, set among artificial lakes and ponds, palms and magnolias, which also characterize Maria Luisa Park.

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