Top 8 Architectural Buildings in Casco Antiguo, Andalucia

May 22, 2022 Leonardo Torrence

Originally founded as a Roman city and now home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Seville is bursting with antique charm. The Alcazar palace complex is a stunning collage of architectural styles, and the Cathedral will impress you with its beauty and its status as the burial site of Christopher Columbus. The Metropol Parasol is the world’s largest wooden structure, a massive mix of grids and swirls that contains a market and a terrace observatory.
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1. Plaza de Espana

Avenida de Isabel la Catolica, 41004 Seville Spain 955471232 [email protected] https://www.visitasevilla.es/historia/la-plaza-de-espana
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5.0 based on 43,613 reviews

Plaza de Espana

Reviewed By JanetC2029 - Stockport, United Kingdom

Built on the edge of the Maria Luisa Park in the 1920s in a huge semi circle with bridges, moats and fountains this is definitely the number one spot to visit whilst in Seville.

2. Casa de Pilatos

Plaza Pilatos 1, 41003 Seville Spain +34 954 22 52 98 [email protected] http://www.fundacionmedinaceli.org/monumentos/pilatos
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4.5 based on 3,666 reviews

Casa de Pilatos

Construction of this palace began in 1492. Today, part of the palace is a museum and is open to the public. There is a separate wing where the present Duchess of Medinaceli lives with her descendants and family. The palace has many gardens, patios, fountains, and salons. The patios contain many Roman statues. Everywhere on the first floor one will find Roman mosaic floors. The walls are covered with beautiful ceramic tile in many different Mudejar styles.

Reviewed By travelling-model - Hong Kong, China

The Casa de Pilatos is famous for its magnificent patio and well-kept gardens, while the precious coloured ceramic tiles are considered to be among the finest in Seville. The Casa de Pilatos has around 150 different 1530s Spanish glazed tile. designs made by the brothers Diego and Juan Pulido, one of the largest azulejo collections in the world. It is the finest example of a civil palace in Seville. The building is a mixture of Italian Renaissance and Spanish Mudéjar  elements and decorations. It is the prototype of the Andalusian palace  At the end of 2009, Tom Cruise filmed the movie Knight and Day with Cameron Diaz at the palace.

3. Torre Giralda

Avenida La Constitucion S/N, 41001 Seville Spain +34 954 56 57 43 [email protected] http://www.catedraldesevilla.es
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4.5 based on 10,658 reviews

Torre Giralda

This lovely structure was originally built as a minaret for a mosque, although it has since been converted into a bell tower.

Reviewed By Razeghian - Paris, France

This tower first has been constructed as a minaret of the masque by moorish caliphate in 10 or 11 century and then its changed to a bell tower of the cathedral when Christian conquered Seville in 12 century. I recomend to climb it and visit the town from 104m high tower.

4. Casa de los Pinelo

Calle Abades 9, 41004 Seville Spain +34 954 22 14 04 http://www.realacademiabellasartessevilla.com/
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Casa de los Pinelo

5. Torre del Oro

Paseo de Cristobal Colon Near Puente de San Telmo, 41001 Seville Spain +34 954 22 24 19 http://www.fundacionmuseonaval.com
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4.0 based on 2,269 reviews

Torre del Oro

Rumor has it that this beautiful tower was once tiled in gold; now, it houses a museum detailing the maritime history of the city.

Reviewed By mcauley2015 - Battle, United Kingdom

worth the climb just for the views. Museum was small but interesting, we learnt a lot about the Spanish naval history .

6. Archivo General de Indias

Avenida Constitucion s/n, 41004 Seville Spain +34 954 50 05 28 http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html
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4.0 based on 1,160 reviews

Archivo General de Indias

An archive containing some of the most important historical records of Spanish colonialism in the Americas.

Reviewed By JanetC2029 - Stockport, United Kingdom

This fabulous building houses ancient documents illustrating the history of the Spanish empire. Very serene and another building in Seville that has been registered a world heritage site by UNESCO

7. Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol)

Plaza de la Encarnacion, 41003 Seville Spain +34 954 56 15 12 [email protected] http://www.setasdesevilla.com
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4.0 based on 9,708 reviews

Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol)

Reviewed By loves2travel49 - Houston, United States

We were glad that we arrived early prior to sunset to purchase tickets and take the elevator to the top as the lines quickly grew long (6 Euros admission for two). It is said to be the world’s largest wooden structure and has a museum housing archaeological remains found on site, restaurants, shops, and at its highest level a panoramic walkway that offers beautiful views over the city. Walking high above the city and watching the sun set was a truly memorable way to say farewell to Seville. We had so much fun!

8. Monasterio de la Cartuja

Calle Americo Vespucio 2, 41092 Seville Spain +34 954 48 06 11 http://www.caac.es/inf/ins.htm
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3.5 based on 182 reviews

Monasterio de la Cartuja

This beautiful monastery, founded in 1400, served as the treasury for Christopher Columbus' family wealth.

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