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Ferny and Rita Walks in Seville

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27 March 2008 Rita and I arrived at 2 p.m. in Seville, one of the greater historical city of the Spain and Europe, do you remember Carmen or Don Juan? o.k…. here are set theirs history.


The most important monuments not to miss

Parque Maria Luisa , the largest park of the city situated in the left river of Guadalquivir, with the statue of The Cid;

Plaza de Espana , beautiful square with semicircular form,


Walking along the riverside Guadalquivir on the Paseo de las Delicia and Paseo de Colon and visit Torre de Oro, La Maestranza (theatre), and the Plaza de Toros.


Iglesias de la Magdalena , church of the XVII century, external very simple but imposing, interior classical Baroque with the characteristics Lady, remarkable the Capilla de la Quinta Angustia a chapel in mudejar art.

(The mudejar art is the art of the moorish artists, which remained for working after the Christian recapture, people can see this art only in Spain).

March 28:

Plaza Nueva , a beautiful and great rectangular square, encircled by palms, with the monument to S. Fernando.


Ayuntamiento (town hall XV century) beautiful plateresque façade, with historical and legendary figures, among these Julius Caesar, Hercules…. and many others.

(The plateresque style, an architectural and decorative style born in Spain in the XV century, used for façades and windows)


Los Reales Alcazares the most ancient real palace residence of the kings of Spain and one of the most beautiful palace of Spain.

We enter for the Puerta de los Leones and visit the palace, admiring the magnificent patio, with elegant arcs and sculptures and particularly we admire the Patio de las Doncellas (what I am liked more), the Patio de las Munecas, the Salon de Dona Maria de Padilla and the Salon of the Embajadoreses, with columns that coming from others ancient moorish palaces, all is impressive, I have to say that the visit has been a true holydays for our eyes.

In the Palacio Gotico we admire the exhibition of carpet in the Salon de Carlo V, after we visit the magnificent gardens.  


Barrio de Saint Cruz, one of the most known districts of the whole Spain.

We walk among the narrow streets, with the small little house and courtyard (patio), surrounded by arcs with azulejos to the walls, and to the centre the typical fountains.

Plaza de Dona Elvira, on the side walls there are the typical azulejos, to the centre a garden with trees of orange and a fountain.


The hospital de los Venerables , ancient refuge for elderly priests, the Plaza de Santa Cruz, at the centre there is the Cruz de Cerrajeria (emblem of the district), the church of medieval origin of Santa Maria la Blanca.

March 29:  

The Cathedral and the Giralda.

The cathedral has been built in the XV century to the place of a mosque, the only structures remaining from the mosque are the Giralda (it was the minaret of the ancient mosque, after converted in bell tower), the Patio de Los Naranjos (courtyard of the orange tree) and the Puerta of the Perdon.

Inside closed by a magnificent grate, the great masterpiece “le Retablo”, in carved wood, of the Capilla Mayor, with scenes of life of Christ, the Capilla Real (in plateresque style), the Great Sacristy, the treasure of the cathedral, the monumental Tomb of Christopher Columbus.

We climb up (no staircase) on the Giralda, passing from many Moorish windows, some with small balconies.

Patio de los Narajos , one of the few rests of the ancient mosque, courtyard with the orange trees and fountains with small channels that brought the water in the whole patio.


Casa de Pilatos, finest palace of the city.

We enter from the Patio Principal, a magnificent courtyard surrounded by arcs and columns, in the middle a fountain of white marble, the walls are adorned from splendid azulejos and arabesques, niches with busts and statues of characters of the antiquity (Cicero, Hannibal etc), not less valuable the various rooms with walls elegantly adorned by azulejos. 

March 30:

The popular district of Triana , situated on the right side of the river, in past gipsy district, on the walls of the white house, likeable plate that remember the azulejos

Church of Santa Ana (1280), one of the most ancient of Seville, surrounded by a lot of legends, the style is Gothic mudejar, with a beautiful Retablo of the XVI.

Torre de Oro , defensive tower built by the moorish,


Useful information


Fly low cost Vueling euro 40 each from Milan

Terminal bus airport-Sevilla 3 euro each


Restaurant Casa Manolo (Spanish cook) euro 14 each

Restaurant Al solito posto )Italian cook) euro 21 each


Hotel Becquer (four stars) 128 euro/night (no wifi), no good for the high price.


good, remarkable for tourist the circular lines (c1.....c5) 





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