SEVILLE

TRIANA NEIGHBORHOOD IN SEVILLE

Triana is probably the most emblematic neighborhood in Seville. On the other side of the river with respect to the rest of the city, it has managed to preserve certain features that have given it its own idiosyncrasy and identity within a deeply Sevillian character. You cannot say that you know Seville well if you have not been to Triana. In fact, despite being outside what was the walled city of the city, a good part of the neighborhood belongs to the Historical Complex of the city, in recognition of its heritage and monumental values. But what makes the visit more essential is that the ways of life of a Sevillian neighborhood have been more clearly preserved here. In the day-to-day life of its people, belonging to Seville is intermingled with development in an environment that functions largely autonomously. It …
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WHY SEVILLE?

“Seville is the most Spanish of the cities of Spain”  With this phrase, the British Albert Frederick Calvert began his historical and descriptive account of the city, published in 1907. The author came to join the long list of European travelers who since the 18th century had passed through Seville as part of their picturesque tours of Spain and Portugal. They were guided by a romantic vision of these lands, which were seen wrapped in an exotic and almost mysterious air. His stories tell us in a very early way about the attraction that this city has historically generated as a destination for visitors from all over the world. Some of the Sevillian scenes collected in the work “Southern Spain”, published in 1908 with a text by A.F. Calvert and illustrations by Trevor Haddon. The complete work is available on …
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THE CATHEDRAL OF SEVILLE

The Cathedral of Seville is probably the most emblematic monument in the city. Unesco declared it a World Heritage Site in 1987, along with the Alcázar and the Archivo de Indias. It is considered the largest Gothic temple in the world. Most of its workmanship was made in late Gothic style during the 15th century, although it retains elements of the 12th-century Almohad mosque on which it stands, such as the Patio de los Naranjos or the Giralda. In addition, in the 16th century the Royal Chapel, the Chapter House and the Main Sacristy were added in Renaissance style. Later, during the Baroque and practically until today, various elements of the cathedral were added and remodeled, until it became a true compendium of the history of art in the city. Its floor plan is called hall, with a flat headboard …
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SEVILLE IN DETAIL

A look at Seville, looking at the small details that have made it a universal city. Almost three millennia of history have left traces in the form of unique works of art and urban spaces of enormous beauty. It is impossible to summarize this city in a set of monuments. It is not just a set of postcards. We could begin this narrative with a historic entrance to the north. The Macarena arch or gate is one of the few entrances to the walls of Seville that have come down to us, along with the Puerta de Córdoba and the Postigo del Aceite. It is attached to the longest wall canvas among the few preserved in the city. There is no certainty about the origin of the name of the door and there are theories that point to a remote …
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