Hospital de los Venerables

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Seville: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

1. Seville: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Wander through the wondrous city of Seville , the frying pan of Europe. Seville is a city packed with exciting landmarks that are a fascinating mix of cultures and styles. Admire the magnificent Sevllle cathedral and its bell tower which offers a spectacular view of the city, and be entranced by the stunning Royal Palace of Alcazar, one of Europe’s most beloved tourist destinations, and the place where Christopher Columbus came to tell tales of his voyages to the New World to Spanish royalty. View some of the documents of the Archivo de Indias, a monumental collection of papers relating to the conquest of America, a landmark event in human history. Visit the world's most famous bullfighting ring and also see the Hospital los Venerables, Plaza Virgen de los Reyes, the Hospital de la Caridad, Torre del Oro and the Teatro de la Maestranza. Your tour. Your way.

Seville: Hospital de los Venerables Guided Tour

2. Seville: Hospital de los Venerables Guided Tour

Follow an expert guide and discover the fascinating history of the Hospital de los Venerables (Hospital of Venerable Priests), a baroque jewel located in the Santa Cruz neighborhood of Seville. See the impressive restoration of its interiors and exteriors and visit its historic permanent art collection. Begin the tour with a guided walk through the Santa Cruz neighborhood before arriving at the former hospital, which was founded by Justino de Neves for retired and sick priests in the 17th century. Enter through the former’s watchman's house that gives direct access to the grand cloister. Admire the paintings that decorate the walls of the building’s church made by the painter Valdés Leal and his son Lucas Valdés. See the beautiful sculptural works of Martínez Montañes and Pedro Roldán, who are considered to be the greatest Baroque image-makers of Seville. After visiting the church temple, you will walk through the patio of Doña Elvira that inspired José Zorilla for the creation of Don Juan Tenorio. Next, visit the Velázquez Center to enjoy great works of religious Baroque art from the 17th century portrayed by renowned artists such as Velázquez, Murillo, Zurbarán, and Pacheco. Lastly, go up a wonderful staircase under an exceptional Mudejar-styled coffered ceiling and enter the Baroque-style library leading to a contemporary painting center.

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