This former infirmary hospice of the Basilian monks has been converted into a tenement house. Its two-level cloister consists of an inner courtyard with a gallery of semicircular arches, supported by Tuscan columns, each arch framed by an alfiz, while the smaller upper part has been completely altered by successive renovations.
In Spain, the road worker was responsible for maintaining and repairing every league (equivalent to about five and a half kilometres) of the roads. He was paid five “reales” a day plus a shared accommodation in the state-owned house assigned to the worker located every half a league.
This remarkable stately building in Utrera was the residence of the Ponce de León family who once owned the town after it was conquered from the Muslims.
The former Sevilla Street, with a gentle slope, runs parallel to the monumental and artistic San Pedro Street. Its perspective is unique. Overshadowed by the massive Collegiate Church, this street appears to begin at the fig orchard that surrounds this town’s main temple. At the other end of the street is the tower of the Espíritu Santo Church, behind which the sun sets every afternoon.
Osuna has the best-preserved historic centre in Andalusia. In fact, it was declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1967.
The 18th-century residential architecture acquired an extraordinary dimension in Seville’s countryside, as it reflected the resurgence of the agrarian economy in towns and villages.
It is undoubtedly the most picturesque building in the old town. It was built in 1905 by the flamenco singer “Lola, la de Lucena”, and later purchased by the Benjumea family. It was later occupied by a congregation of nuns and is now privately owned.