Castillo de Alcalá de Guadaíra

Seville enchants

The Mañara Palace is a palatial house in a basically Renaissance style. The illustrious philanthropist Miguel de Mañara, promoter and benefactor of the Brotherhood and Charity Hospital, was born in the palace. It is located in the centre of the former aljama or old Jewish quarter of Seville, which included the area between the Alcazar and the vicinity of the Carmona Gate.

In the 16th century, Seville was the most important town in Europe. The riches of the New World arrived at its port and were then distributed throughout the continent. Here the gold and silver of America was minted in coins. It was named Nova Roma, because of its splendour, and the best Italian and Flemish artists of the time came to it.

This house, the Murillo's House, is located at number 8 Santa Teresa street, in the parish of Santa Cruz, and was the penultimate family residence of the artist. Murillo lived there as a painter who was known and admired by the society of Seville at the time, and the workshop where the artist worked during the last years of his life was located there.

The Tablao Álvarez Quintero is an authentic and original flamenco stage in Seville, located in an 18th century house at the foot of the Giralda. Its walls house great tradition and artists who convey their feelings on stage.

La Casa del Flamenco is located in the heart of the Barrio de Santa Cruz, the old Jewish quarter, a charming labyrinth of cobbled streets and silence, a few metres away from the Giralda.

The former residence of Otto Engelhardt is named Villa Chaboya after the hill on whose slopes it stands.

The 18th-century former Barrack-Garrison and Parish House are noteworthy examples of civil architecture in Peñaflor. 

Its layout is typical of the houses at that time, with a central courtyard and two floors. The upper level has a gallery that is used to distribute the rooms.