Companion programme

The tourist visits include tourist guide and entrances to the museums for the registered companions.

 

Visit "Monumental Seville"

Wednesday October 17th

Departure from NH Armas Hotel at 10.00

 

Seville is universally known for its monuments. In this guided tour of the Royal Palace, the Cathedral and the Towerbell Giralda, as well as the Quarter of Santa Cruz, the participants can enjoy knowing Seville through its most important and well-known monuments. Without doubt, is the best way to enjoy with its architecture, history, legends and characters that have left trace in Seville.

Real Alcázar de Sevilla

 

Real Alcazar (Royal Palace) of Seville

The Royal Palace of Sevilla is the oldest Royal Palace in use in Europe, there were born, lived and married the kings, princes and princesses of Spain for more than ten centuries of history.
In this palace, very different styles are mixed, Almohad, Mudejar, Gothic and Renaissance stile, every king that was in this magnificent set of palaces cared to leave visible his mark, like the imposing wall, the Lion's Gate or the Courtyard of Flags. All this is part of an architectural ensemble where halls, patios and gardens are combined with other elements that give it life.

 

Cathedral of Seville

In this visit we will access the interior of the Cathedral, we will discover how this monument is "inhabited" by kings, queens, admirals and cardinals, among many others, the legends tell us about its inhabitants. King Ferdinand III, King Peter I “the Cruel”, Queen Beatriz de Suabia, Admiral Chistopher Columbus, Ms. Guiomar, among others, they rest forever between the walls of a Cathedral that, throughout its centuries of history, has survived several earthquakes, standing erect so that we can continue contemplating it, living it, feeling it ...
In its countless chapels we will discover sculptures, paintings, treasures ... and a whole haven of peace. The Cathedral hosts infinite works of great artists like: Murillo, Roelas, Pedro de Campaña, Martínez Montañés, Luis de Vargas, Pérez de Alesio or Andrea de la Robbia ... Undoubtedly, it is the best way to know the Cathedral of Seville, the monument most known and visited by millions of people every year.

Barrio de Santa Cruz

 

Quarter of Santa Cruz

And finally we will discover the old Jewish Quarter of Seville. There is no person in the world who has not heard of the Quarter of Santa Cruz, one of the most beautiful and popular neighborhoods in Seville, where a walk is a pleasure.
This is a dream place, it is a labyrinth of narrow streets, of passageways, and it is full of palaces of illustrious characters and traditional Sevillian courtyards, and through the bars of its doors and windows we can see the interior, rich in secrets.
But did you know that the Old Jewish Quarter occupied much more than this neighborhood? We invite you to walk with us through its secluded squares and small streets and to know the history of a quarter full of experiences, anecdotes, stories and legends ...

 

 

 

 

 

Visit "Palace and the painter Murillo"

Thursday October 18th

Departure from NH Armas Hotel at 10.00

 

Seville is also known for its Renaissance palaces. One of the most striking is the Palace of the Countess of Lebrija, located on the famous street Cuna, this palace is of Cultural Interest and Historical Heritage of Spain. One of the great treasures of this palace is the Roman mosaic found in the central courtyard, which appeared on the Countess's grounds.
This year marks the 400th anniversary of the birth of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, one of our most universal painters. So we will also visit the Museum of Fine Arts in Seville, where you can admire the work of this master, through his best known paintings.

 

Countess of Lebrija Palace

It began to be built as a señorial house with the own style of the XV century, the façade is of Sevillian style made in the same century, between the XVIII and XX centuries it is remodeled and extended.
In 1901 it became the property of Regla Manjón Mergelina (Countess of Lebrija), who restored it and prepared it to house her valuable collection of antiques. As she was passionate about archaeology, she decided to adorn it with pieces that appeared on her own property, as well as other collections that she bought from antique dealers who were her friends.
It has an area of approximately 2,500 m2 distributed over two floors.
The ground floor is made up of several halls and courtyards where the archaeological remains and collections can be found.
In the central courtyard, the plasterwork adorning arches with marble columns and the Roman mosaic dating from the second and third centuries stand out. This mosaic appeared on land owned by the Countess. The central medallion represents the God Pan with the flute, around it, eight medallions represent scenes of the amorous adventures of Zeus and in the corners is the representation of the seasons of the year.
The upper floor shows the rooms kept as the family lived, until the last Count of Lebrija died in 1999. This floor also displays the objects bought by the Countess during her travels. It also has an extensive library with more than 4,000 volumes.

 

 

Murillo in his 400th Anniversary

In this #YearMurillo, within the activities commemorating the 400th anniversary of the birth of our great painter, we can enjoy in the Museum of Fine Arts in Seville, one of the most important pictorical series. One of the most famous series in which Murillo worked was made for the Convent of the Capuchins, the most of the works are have been recently restored. We will also enjoy of several Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary made by this painter, like "The Colossal", that Murillo painted for the Convent of the Franciscans of Seville. They were great defenders of the devotion to the Immaculate Conception from the Middle Ages.
We will discover the mastery of Murillo, who stood out for an excellent technique and a delicate and kind art, close to the people, for which he became highly praised and famous in a Seville devastated by the crisis and epidemics.


 


 

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