Exhibitions, concerts, music events, and guided tours are revolutionising Seville’s plazas and streets. What’s the occasion? The capital of southern Spain is commemorating the 400th anniversary of Murillo’s birth, the Baroque artist who mastered the history of painting.
The “Year of Murillo” in Seville offers the unique opportunity to see more than 600 of Murillo´s art pieces. This belongs to different international museums, reunited for the first time in the Andalusian capital.
Exhibitions in Seville
This is the perfect time for you to rediscover the art of Murillo. You will have the chance to enjoy its exhibitions in the Museum of Fine Arts, Saint Claire Convent, and Cathedral of Seville. A visit to the Roman Catholic Cathedral is a must. It has been built to cover the land previously occupied by the Almohad Mosque. Furthermore, it impresses with its main altarpiece considered the largest in the Christian world. The famous Giralda is its bell tower which was the tallest tower in the world and now is considered a universal symbol of the city.
History of Murillo
Several corners of Seville’s old town, have been decorated with homages to the painter’s biography. Additionally, it includes ancestral marks from the seventeenth century.
Our top recommendation is to visit Murillo’s birth house in the Santa Cruz quarter. Moreover, It is one of the most typical and beautiful areas in Flamenco’s capital. The ancient Jewish quarter is a unique setting with its charming palatial homes, narrow streets, and colourful patios. During the medieval ages, the Spanish Crown protected the Santa Cruz quarter. This area flourished for centuries as one of the central Jewish communities in Spain.
The Taberna del Alabardero is an excellent place to go for a meal. It possesses a vibrant environment of ancient Seville and has infinite culinary options. This is an exquisite restaurant inside the monumental Casa Palacio, an exclusive set of the XIX century. The cuisine offers traditional delicacies such as fresh fish and croquetas. Additionally, they offer more innovative dishes such as roasted black olives and vanilla ice cream topped with olive oil. Alternatively, you can stop at Casa Robles where the chefs have kept recipes that are part of the traditional Andalusian gastronomy while innovating and elevating them to the category of haute cuisine.
Melia Sevilla will be an asset! A recently refurbished modern and central hotel, right next to the historic centre, it is absolutely perfect for your leisure or corporate trips.
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Furthermore, travel guide giant Lonely Planet has elected the capital of Andalucía as a top city destination in Europe
If we haven’t convinced you yet, our Elena Rubio would love to give you more details about the incredible experiences you are invited to enjoy with Ovation Spain DMC!