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Seville enchants

In 1731, a group of boys would walk through the streets singing the rosary “more for childish entertainment than true devotion”. Gradually, more people joined them until the Confraternity of the Servites was founded. The Church of Our Lady of Sorrows is the architectural gem of the Confraternity.

The Church of San Pedro is a Gothic-Mudejar temple built in the 14th century and renovated in the 16th and 18th centuries. It consists of three naves separated by Gothic arches on rectangular pillars and a wooden coffered ceiling with the presbytery covered by a vault.

It was founded more than three centuries ago by Canon Justin de Neve to shelter and care for elderly and handicapped clergymen.

The Diego Velázquez's birthplace is one of the oldest houses in Seville, built between 1560 and 1570, in the heart of the Moorish quarter of Seville, during the decades when the town became the economic and commercial engine of the Spanish Empire.