Seville has a majestic, historical and grandiloquent atmosphere. Regarding this conception appears the Palacio de las Dueñas, a private residence owned by the House of Alba, which receives multitude of visitors due to its historical and architectural value. This magnificent 15th and 16th century building is located in the heart of the historical center. Another recommendation from Oway is the Real Casa de la Moneda, built in 1532 by Philip II and which was the place where the gold and silver that came from the Indies were melted, and that eventually would become coins .
Seville is simple and grandiloquent at the same time, monumental as well as easy going, majestic but also popular, and beautiful... tremendously beautiful. It is a fascinating city that you must travel and taste while dedicating the maximum possible time of your trip.
Real Alcázar, and oasis of peace and beauty
Can you imagine a beautiful place, surrounded by nature, where you can lose and immerse yourself in a state of relax and contemplation? You will find it in the Royal Alcazar, a monument of great beauty in which you can find and enjoy the full palette of colors. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, it has been the setting for films and popular tv shows such as Game of Thrones. A must-see place that highlights the fusion of cultures which have left their mark on the city. Its beautiful interior construction is divided into different palaces, such as the Gothic or the Mudejar ones. But its most interesting part is the gardens and their arches from which to contemplate the beautiful picture.
The Cathedral, sober beauty and unique atmosphere
A momument that delights the thousands of tourists who visit it every season. Imposing vaults, the unique Colombina Library, and its pleiad of paintings, sculptures and stained glass are the main foundations of the Cathedral of Seville. Not to forget the Patio de los Naranjos, with a monasterial air and great charm. It is worth going through all the nooks and crannies of the Cathedral, its complete iconography, and letting yourself be impressed by the large number of historical and stylistic references that it treasures.
La Giralda, the most privileged watchtower
It is one of the symbols of Seville. It is almost impossible to imagine the city without this architectural elevation of 97.5 meters, tremendously recognizable in the whole world. The Giralda, an Arab monument, deserves a quiet and contemplative visit to savor both its interior and exterior face. It is part of The Cathedral complex and is perhaps its most precious jewel. We are not lying to you: the climb is not easy, especially on summer days, when the heat tightens, but we can also assure you that it is worth arrive up, after a while of dedication, and contemplate the beautiful views of Seville that the place provides us.
Plaza España, the lung of the city
It is one of the most spectacular and largest spaces in Andalusia. It has a semi-elliptical shape and takes a long time to go over. It is said to symbolize the embrace of Spain and its ancient colonies. Each Spanish province is represented in a tile in the heart of the square, and it is very common to take a photo with the tile immortalizing the moment. Tandems and other types of sustainable vehicles can be rented to pedal and taste the route in a more comfortable way. The central building is the headquarters of the Military Captaincy and at its ends there are two imposing towers many meters high. One of the main arteries of this Plaza España is a navigable estuary with small boats, which expands through 4 bridges representing the 4 ancient kingdoms of Spain.
Torre del Oro
It is an albarrana tower on the banks of the river Guadalquivir. It has a height of 36 meters and was part of the great wall of Seville that defended the Alcazar. In its time it was covered with tiles, as well as a mixture of lime mortar and pressed straw, which produced golden reflections on the river, hence its name. It currently houses the Naval Museum, where you can see models, historical documents, engravings, nautical charts and navigation instruments.
San Telmo Palace
It is a baroque palace located in the Avenida de Roma, next to the Guadalquivir river. It was built to house the headquarters of the School - Seminary of the University of Mareantes, where orphans of sailors were sheltered. Later it became the headquarters of the Colegio de la Marina, where Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer studied. The Palace has had many uses throughout its history, now, after a rehabilitation, is used as the official seat of the Presidency of the Government of Andalusia. Its attractive baroque architecture, in the best Sevillian style, with towers in the corners, its gardens and interior courtyards, its Churrigueresque style façade and all the external ornamentation, make this Palace a must-see on your visit to Seville.
Museum of Fine Arts
With more than 20 museums that receive numerous visitors throughout the year, Seville is undoubtedly a cultural epicenter. The Museum of Fine Arts, inaugurated in 1841, is located in the Plaza del Museo. It is a fundamental place to get to know Sevillian Baroque painting and 19th century Andalusian painting. In addition to enjoying the art, the interior of the building offers interesting architectural spaces, such as courtyards, staircases and the church. A must-see if you like art.
Archive of the Indies
Built in 1785 by order of King Charles III, this architectural jewel was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. To visit this place means to meet with the history of the Spanish overseas territories. In addition you will be able to relax in the wide and sunny central courtyard and to enjoy the details of the domes and columns of the building.