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Architecture of Andalusia

07 October 2009

1320s – Torre del Oro, Seville, Spain

The Gold Tower of Seville was one of the last contributions from the Almohade period in Seville. It formed part of the last wall of defence that ran from the Alcázar Palace to...

07 October 2009

1929 – Teatro Lope de Vega, Seville, Spain

This neo-baroque theatre is named after the famous 16th century Spanish playwright, often called the Spanish Shakespeare, who wrote more than 1,500 plays. Like most of the buildings in this area of the...

07 October 2009

1893 – Pavilion, Maria Luisa Park, Seville, Spain

Most of the grounds that form Maria Luisa Park, were formerly the gardens of the Palace of San Telmo, and were donated in 1893 for use as a public park. Starting in 1911,...

07 October 2009

1734 – Palacio de San Telmo, Seville, Spain

This magnificent palace was built in 1682 to serve as a marine university, training ships, pilots, navigators and high ranking officers. It is named after St. Telmo, the patron saint of navigators. In...

07 October 2009

Macarana Arch, Seville, Spain

Former gateway through the city walls.

07 October 2009

1928 – Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville, Spain

Conceived to be the most luxurious hotel in Europe when it was commissioned in 1928, the Alfonso XIII still reflects the grace of Andalucia’s Arab heritage. Built to house the heads of state...

07 October 2009

1506 – Seville Cathedral & Giralda, Spain

The Cathedral of Seville is one of the largest cathedrals in the world and contains the burial site of Christopher Columbus. The cathedral was built to demonstrate Seville’s wealth, as it had become...

06 October 2009

1728 – La Antigua Fábrica de Tabacos, Seville

Architect: Ignacio Sala & Diego Bordick Deverez The main building of University of Seville is known as the “Old Tobacco Factory”, because of the building’s original use. Built in the 18th century, Seville’s...

06 October 2009

1881 – Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, Seville, Spain

This magnificent bullring is considered to be one of the finest in Spain and is one of the oldest in the world. The building, with its impressive Baroque façade, dates from 1762 -1881...

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