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Culture of Sevilla. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Espana - Sevilla Seville is a beautiful city with numerous iconic sites and noteworthy sightseeing sites. Giralda tower is one of the main sights of the city. The tower was built in the 16th century. The height of the building estimates 250 meters, and there is a beautiful story connected with this famous landmark. It is believed that in the Middle Ages the beauty of the tower saved the Muslims living in the city from the death. Currently, the tower is equipped with multiple viewing platforms, from which locals and tourists are able to enjoy the unforgettable panorama of the city.
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Cathedral of Santa Maria de la Sede is an important religious attraction. Several centuries ago a beautiful mosque stood on the site of the church. Nowadays only a cozy patio, which simply dives in the greenery of orange trees, reminds of the original building. Church of St. John is a great building made in the gothic style. Its construction was completed in the middle of the 17th century. The main decoration of the temple is a sculpture depicting Saint John and the Virgin Mary.
Among the historical attractions that have managed to survive we should definitely mention the famous Gold Tower. Nowadays this place of interest houses the exhibition of Maritime Museum. The tower was built in 1120. Its roof was laid out with bricks made of clay, which shone like gold under the sun rays. This is where the name of the tower comes from. Reales Alcazares palace is a beautiful architectural attraction. Nowadays everyone can walk through beautiful rooms and spacious corridors of this amazing building. House Museum of Murillo is one more major attraction of the city. The exposition of this museum is devoted to life and works of the great Spanish painter. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Seville Cathedral, Hotel Alfonso XIII, Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Sevilla … Open
During many years the ancient palace Reales Alcazares has remained the main residence of Pedro the Cruel. In the past the palace witnessed many important historical events, and it was visited by many famous people. Christopher Columbus also visited this place many times. Today the castle is a very interesting place not only from historic, but also from architectural point of view. The facade of the palace and its inner decoration simply strike visitors with their beauty. Among the remarkable architectural monuments of Seville we should definitely mention the local City Hall, the building of which took place in the first half of the 16th century. The facade of the building is decorated with statues of famous historical figures, its luxurious rooms are decorated with posh stucco, and the rooms are full of paintings of world famous artists.
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Seville Cathedral, Sevilla

» The Seville Cathedral is currently the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe.
» The Cathedral was built in 1401 - 1519. The length of the cathedral is about 116 meters, and the width is 76 m.
» The height of the cathedral is 42 meters, and the height of the bell tower is 105 meters.
» The cathedral is notable for its numerous relics and treasures including paintings by Murillo, Velazquez, Zurbaran and Goya in the Cathedral Bell Tower.
» The temple is richly decorated with patterns and ornaments; it has 22 harmoniously tuned bells.

Palace of San Telmo, Sevilla

Location on the map:   Facts: » The Palace of San Telmo is the Baroque residence outside the walls of old Seville, which houses the administration of the autonomous community of Andalusia.
» The building has being constructed since 1682 at the expense of the Inquisition as a school for orphans of seamen.
» Edges of the building are decorated with towers. Inside the palace there is a vast courtyard with a garden.
» The chapel is the most richly decorated department of the palace. The carved portal in Churrigueresque style (late Baroque stage in the development of Spanish architecture) may serve as an example of that trend; it was completed in 1754.
» The building facade is decorated with statues of 12 famous Sevillians.

Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla

» The Museum of Fine Arts is the art museum with a rich collection of paintings and sculptures.
» The building, which now houses the museum, originally belonged to the monastery of the Order of Merced Calzada de la Asuncion, founded by Peter Nolasco in the time of King Ferdinand III.
» The most interesting part of the building are its courtyards; Seville ceramics was used to decorate galleries.
» Initially, museum's collection was formed of paintings and sculptures from the surrounding churches and monasteries, so religious painting is widely represented in the museum. Works by Seville artists painting in Baroque style are very common in the collection.
» At present, the museum has 14 rooms, where Spanish medieval art, Renaissance art, the works of the great masters of Seville, the European Baroque painting and others are represented.

Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, Sevilla

» Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza is the oldest bullring in Spain. It’s considered one of the most amazing in the country and the most famous in Spain.
» Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza accommodates about 14,000 spectators.
» Its construction has begun in the middle of the 18th century and the subsequent 120 years the structure has being altered and complemented. Today it represents Baroque style; the building of white and gold colors features stucco and enfilades making it a real masterpiece of architecture.
» Anyone can order a guided tour around the corrida museum inside the bullfighting arena. Visitors of the museum can learn about the history of bullfighting in Seville, the traditions and the basics of bullfighting, and famous matadors performing on this historic arena.
» The museum consists of four rooms, which display posters, portraits and photographs, as well as costumes of matadors and bullfighters. The most interesting item in the museum is a cloak that is painted by Pablo Picasso.
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What to visit during two-day excursion in Sevilla

Cathedral Santa María de la Sede
Museo de Bellas Artes
Where: Plaza del Museo 9, Sevilla;
Alcazar
Semana Santa
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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Sevilla
♥   Palace 'Palace of San Telmo' Seville, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Alcazars of Seville' , 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Casa de Pilatos' , 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palace of the Countess of Lebrija' , 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palacio de las Dueñas' , 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palacio de las Cigüeñas' , 22.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palacio Argensola' , 24 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Sevilla and around
♥   Art museum 'Museo Arqueológico de Sevilla' Seville, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Fine Arts' Seville, 2.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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