Seville, beautiful and diverse

The building where the Vice-chancellor's Office and the University Schools of Philology and Geography and History are located is one of the noblest in the Spanish university, while at the same time it was originally one of the most splendid representations of the industrial architecture of the old regime.

On 10 October 1548, Pope Paul III issued a Papal Bull authorising the construction of a “Studium Generale” in Osuna, dedicated to the Pure and Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary. Juan Téllez de Girón, 4th Count of Ureña and father of the First Duke of Osuna, requested the authorisation to found a Residential College and a University similar to the one in Alcalá de Henares on his lands.