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  • 1 La Giralda Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    av. de la Constitución E - 41004 Sevilla

    Emblem of Seville; a masterpiece of Almohad art, the minaret (96 m) of the old mosque was built in the12C. In the 16C the Cordovan architect Hernán Ruiz gave it its current appearance of a belfry by adding the bell chamber and four upper rooms and by..

  • 2 Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Plaza Virgen de los Reyes E - 41004 Sevilla

    "Let us build a church so grand that those who see it will think we are mad": that is what the cathedral chapter decided in 1401 when the mosque had to be knocked down. It is one of the last Spanish Gothic cathedralsand the third largest in..

  • 3 Alcázar : palatial buildings Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Patio de Banderas s/n E - 41004 Sevilla

    Modified and added to over the centuries, these stunning palatial buildings, first built in the 10C, are notable for their architectural diversity. Highlights here include Charles V's room, originally built in the 13C by Alfonso X the Wise; superb 18..

  • 4 Santa Cruz district Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Santa Cruz E - 41004 Sevilla

    This is the heart of Seville: it is impossible not to fall under the spell of this neighbourhood that extends up to the church of Santa María la Blanca, with its winding little roads, picturesque whitewashed houses, secret flower-decked patios and ti..

  • 5 Fine Art Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Plaza del Museo 9 E - 41001 Sevilla

    Set up in the old Merced convent, it is a panorama of Spanish painting from the Golden Age. In room V, a unique setting houses the masterpiece by Zurbarán, The Triumph of St Thomas Aquinas, and an extraordinary collection of works by Murillo, includi..

  • 6 Palacio de Pedro el Cruel Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. del Triunfo E - 41004 Sevilla

    Peter the Cruel's palace was built in 1362 by masons from Granada. As a result the decoration is highly influenced by the Alhambra. Notice the sophisticated ornamentation of the Patio de las Donacellas, the Sala del Techo de Carlos V, the Bedroom of ..

  • 7 Capilla Real Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    av. de la Constitución E - 41004 Sevilla

    The Chapel Royal opens through an enormous arch. It is covered by an elegant, richly ornamented Renaissance dome of carved coffers. On either side are the tombs of Alfonso X of Castille and his mother Beatrice of Swabia. At the centre of the high alt..

  • 8 Casa de Pilatos Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plaza de Pilatos 1 E - 41003 Sevilla

    What is perhaps the most unique monument in Seville was built at the end of the 15C and finished at the start of the 16C by Don Fadrique de Ribera. Its highlights include the marvellous patio which brings to mind an elegant Arab palace with its super..

  • 9 Plaza de España Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de España E - 41013 Sevilla

    The Seville architect Aníbal González designed this huge semicircular "square" decorated with tiles and crossed by a canal. The large brick building surrounding it on one side is flanked at each end by a high tower. A series of 58 recesses ..

  • 10 Royal Alcazar : Gothic Palace or Charles V's Apartments Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Patio de Banderas E - Sevilla

    The palace is accessed through a Baroque portico at the end of the courtyard. Built by Alfonso X, it was altered in the 18C with the addition of the Great Hall (fine tapestries from the Royal factory in Madrid illustrating the conquest of Tuins in 15..

  • 11 Alcazar Gardens Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Patio de Banderas E - Sevilla

    Laid out over different historical periods and occupying 80% of the surface area of the castle, the gardens are terraced and pride of place is given to water features such as the Pool of Mercury and the gallery of Grotesques (17C), which take up an e..

  • 12 La Cartuja-Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo Interesting

    Museums and art

    Avda Américo Vespucio 2 E - 41092 Sevilla

    This building with a curious blend of architectural styles was founded in the late 14C and has a splendid past, once being visited by Christopher Columbus, who prepared his second voyage to the Americas here. In the 19C, Napoleon's troops made it int..

  • 13 Los Venerables Hospital Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Plaza de los Venerables 8 E - 41004 Sevilla

    Founded in 1675, the hospice intended for aged priests (hence venerable) and designed by Leonardo de Figueroa is one of the best examples of Seville 17C Baroque. Today, it is the seat of the Focus Cultural Foundation. In the church, you will find fre..

  • 14 Parc de María Luisa Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    av. de María Luisa E - 41013 Sevilla

    The Infanta María Luisa, Duchess of Montpensier, gave the municipality this park, which is a favourite place for all the people of Seville. It was one of the gardens of the San Telmo Palace. Jean Claude Nicolas Forestier (1861-1939) altered it for th..

  • 15 Archaeological Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Plaza de América s/n E - 41013 Sevilla

    Housed in the former Fine Arts Pavilion, or Plateresque pavilion, from the 1929 World Fair, this Archaeology Museum has one of the richest collections in Spain. The prehistoric section contains thetreasure of El Carambolo(7C-6C BC), a marvellouscolle..

  • 16 Golden Tower Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Paseo de Cristóbal Colón s/n E - 41001 Sevilla

    Looking over the River Guadalquivir, this fine 13C Almohad tower is crowned with crenellations, and a turret was added in the 18C. It was part of the city's defensive system. Located at the end of the wall that used to border the river, it was used i..

  • 17 La Maestranza Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Paseo de Colón 12 E - 41001 Sevilla

    Built between 1758 and 1881, Seville's famous white and yellow bullrings are different from others inthat they are not completely round. They can accommodate almost 13 000 spectators and are among the oldest in Spain. The visit takes in the bullrings..

  • 18 Basilica of the Macarena Interesting

    Religious buildings

    calle Bécquer 1 E - 41002 Sevilla

    It contains the most famous statue Seville La Macarena, one of the representations of the protective Virgin of the town carved in the17C by an unknown artist. The people of Seville say that only an angel can know the origins of such a masterpiece. It..

  • 19 Church of St-Louis-des-Français Interesting

    Religious buildings

    calle San Luis s/n E - 41003 Sevilla

    Designed by Leonardo de Figueroa, this church is one of the best examples ofSeville Baroque architecture. The elegantfaçadealternates stones and bricks, and you can have a lovely view over its two domes covered with colourfulazulejosif you stand back..

  • 20 Nuestro Padre Jesús del Gran Poder Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Plaza San Lorenzo 13 E - 41002 Sevilla

    Adjoining the 13C church of St Lawrence, altered in the 17C, this modern sanctuary (1965) contains the superb statue of The All-powerful Christ (Jesús del Gran Poder, 1620). This masterpiece by Juan de Mesa, surrounded by red carnations devotedly lef..

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