UNMISSABLE SEVILLE4.30 HOURS GUIDED VISIT
The morning will begin by visiting the Reales Alcázares, an ancient Arab fortress from the 10th century that has been used and expanded by Christian kings from the time of the conquest of the city to the present day. In fact Alcazar means strength in Arabic. A wonderful site where it has been shot Game of Thrones, representing the exotic Kingdom of Dorne, or other films like 1492 The conquest of paradise.
These marvelous palaces have hosted kings and governors of the Umayyad caliphate, the Almohade Empire, the kingdom of Castile and Leon and Spain for more than a thousand years. Sumptuous synthesis of Mudejar, Gothic and Renaissance architecture. The most beautiful royal palace and garden in Spain along with the Alhambra in Granada. Its seven different gardens, host an exuberant and exotic flora, water games, fable galleries and unexpected and fun attractions. Their patios and their rooms leave without breathing. We will know the story of Pedro I who built the Mudéjar Palace, the underground baths of his mistress María de Padilla and the incredible Hall of Ambassadors, which is only worth it.
We will continue unveiling the secrets locked in the spectacular Cathedral of Seville, the most important and majestic of Spain. This church houses the tomb of Columbus, the mummy of Fernando III the Saint, hundreds of works of art of enormous sculptural and pictorial value and the largest altarpiece of Christianity. You will also discover numerous curiosities, such as empty tombs, stolen paintings, crocodiles glued to the ceiling, inscriptions in which the lovers asked to be married or the Virgin to whom their lives entrusted the sailors who left for their routes of discovery of new lands beyond Atlantic Ocean. Its bell tower, which the Sevillians call the Giralda, was formerly the minaret of the old Aljama mosque in Isbiliya, on which later the largest Gothic cathedral in the world is built. At the end of the tour you can climb to the top of the minaret to enjoy the spectacular view at a height of more than 80 meters.
After a short pause to load energy, we will cross the Plaza del Triunfo and enter the neighborhoods of Santacruz and San Bartolomé, which formed the old Jewish quarter of Seville. We will enter into its narrow streets and visit the romantic squares that compose it, discovering how the Jews lived and their relationship with the Christians. We will see the places where the ancient synagogues and the transformations suffered during the centuries were emerging.
The visit will conclude with an image for the memory. I do not lie. After a relaxing walk through the Parque de María Luisa, a real open-air museum, our eyes will see the Plaza de España. Immense, luminous, colorful, this marvelous plaza represented Spain during the Ibero-American Exhibition in 1929, of which it was the epicenter. The Sevillians thank Anibal González, the architect of the project, with this phrase: “Thank you Anibal for bringing paradise down to the underworld.”