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Seville enchants

Retracing Cervantes’ footsteps in the province is an excellent opportunity to discover the rich heritage of the Sevillian towns he visited as an officer for the King and his Royal Treasury. A treasure that was perpetuated through some of the pieces he wrote. 

It was located on Sierpes street and its origin dates back to the Repartition of Seville after the Reconquest of the Town by Ferdinand III in the 13th century. Where the current Entrecárceles tavern is located, there were cells where Miguel de Cervantes spent some time.

Mairena del Alcor’s monument to Cervantes is a sculpture located in the Plaza de Miguel de Cervantes, at the foot of the namesake street.

This monument, unveiled in 1961, honours the famous Castilian writer Miguel de Cervantes, who mentioned Mairena in a short paragraph of his work “The Dialogue of the Dogs”.

The square dates back to the second half of the 16th century. It was initially located opposite the Ecija Gate. It was known as Plaza de la Feria in the early 17th century. Today, following several renovations, it has been named after one of Spain’s most prominent literary authors. The famous Arco de la Pastora, which lends charm to the plaza, is the focal point of Cervantes Square.

The Old Square is also known as the Plaza Cardenal Spínola. 

This magnificent pyramid with mezzo-relievos of Cervantes and Two Maidens was made by the sculptor Manuel Castaño Beza. It commemorates the time when Miguel de Cervantes stayed in Castiblanco on his way to Extremadura to work as a royal tax collector. He spent the night in the town and named Castilblanco at the beginning of his novel The Two Maidens, placing its name on the map.