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Seville enchants

The Real Alcázar of Seville is a group of palatial buildings located in the city of Seville, the construction of which began in the High Middle Ages, where multiple styles are superimposed, from the Islamic art of its first inhabitants, the Mudejar and Gothic of the period after the conquest of the city by the Castilian troops to the Renaissance and Baroque of later reforms.

Utrera’s Plaza del Altozano is a large square that sits in the heart of the historical centre of this Sevillian town. This square is the town’s most representative public space, its Main Square, where people come together to socialise.

The reason it bears the name of Queen of Spain Isabel II is precisely because it was built at the time of her reign, specifically inaugurated in February 1852. The French engineers Steinacher and Bernadet were in charge of bringing it into being, taking as a model the no longer present Paris bridge named Pont du Carrousel.

The Convent of San Leandro is located in the historic centre of Seville, in an area of great importance in the old town of Seville. The building has an almost quadrangular floor plan, with three exterior façades. Access to the convent is through an opening located in the front corresponding to the Plaza de San Ildefonso, which leads to a small compass.

This 18th-century stately, civil building was once the seat of Osuna’s courthouse. As the inscription on the portal shows, it was built in 1738.

The complex of the Real Alcázar of Seville has its origin in the evolution that the ancient Roman Hispalis experienced during the High Middle Ages, when the town became known as Ixbilia.

The walls of Seville, built by Julius Caesar, were seven kilometres long, with 166 towers, 13 gates and 6 shutters.