Category Archives for Sights

Seville museums: Museo de Artes y Costumbres

The Museo de Artes y Costumbres is a fine Seville museum where you can get to know more about Spanish traditions and life in Spain. It displays anthropological and ethnographic collections, such as ancient craftsmanship, agricultural production and furniture.

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Seville museums: Museo Arqueológico

Among the Seville museums, the Museo Arqueológico is a very special one. Not only it contains invaluable pieces of art (some of them more than 2,000 years old!) but it is also one of a kind on its own.

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Seville museums: Museo de Bellas Artes

The Museo de Bellas Artes is one of the most important art museums in Spain, probably the second one after El Museo del Prado in Madrid. It exhibits the most famous paintings of the Seville School (15th to 17th centuries) featuring an impressive collection of works by Murillo, Valdés Leal, Zurbarán and El Greco among others.

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Archivo de Indias (Archive of the Indies)

The Archivo de Indias or Archive of the Indies is an institution responsible for the custody and conservation of all the documents related to the Spanish colonies. It covers more than three centuries of history of a vast territory including the American continent as well as the Philippines.

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Sevilla: Palace of Lebrija

Located in Sevilla, Palace of the Countess of Lebrija, also known as Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, gathers one of the most complete and astonishing collections of Roman mosaics of the region. And almost without a doubt, of Spain.

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Seville University (Real Fabrica de Tabacos)

The Seville University is scattered in several campuses located in different neighborhoods of the city. The most representative and famous one is the Real Fábrica de Tabacos (Royal Tobacco Factory), built in the 18th century and used as a tobacco factory until the 1950s. The factory was the largest industrial building of the world at the time and it took 42 years to finish it.

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The Charity Hospital (Hospital de la Caridad)

The Charity Hospital is the main building of the Charity Brotherhood (Hermandad de la Caridad). It is located in the center of Seville, next to the atarazanas and just a short walk from the Torre del Oro and the Maestranza bullring.

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La Casa de Pilatos (Pilate’s House)

The Casa de Pilatos is the best Andalusian palace of Spain and an example of the 16th century Sevillian architecture. It is also known as the Palacio de los Adelantados Mayores de Andalucía (Palace of the Governors of Andalusia).

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The Plaza de Espana in Seville

The Plaza de Espana or Spain Square is correctly spelled as Plaza de España (with an Ñ, a peculiar letter we have in Spanish). This exuberant and magnificent place is located in María Luisa Park. It was one of the main constructions and symbols of the Ibero-American Exposition World’s Fair that took place in Seville in 1929.

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The Torre del Oro (The Gold Tower)

The Torre del Oro, one of Seville’s most recognizable landmarks, means the gold tower. It dominates the Guadalquivir river banks and it’s probably one of the most photographed sights of the city. You can enjoy some spectacular views from the top so bring your camera with you.

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