Castillo de Alcalá de Guadaíra

Seville enchants

In Seville, on the Mármoles street (San Bartolomé district), there are 3 Egyptian granite columns almost 9 m high, set on local marble bases and at their original level, 4.5 m deep above street level. They were made in the time of the Emperor Hadrian and possibly formed part of some Roman temple.

The Palace of the Marquises of Peñaflor, built between 1700 and 1775, is one of the greatest exponents of Ecija’s civil baroque architecture. Known as the palace of the “long balconies”, its striking curved façade –over 60 metres long- follows the layout of the street. Its veranda is painted with trompe l’oeil of architectural features, false windows and figures.