History of Seville Tour with Salvador Church, Casa Pilatos & Metropol
Dive into Seville's Muslim and Renaissance roots in art and architecture on this guided walking tour
Looking for a way to get to know the real story of Seville's ancient history? Join our passionate guides who can't wait to help you explore Seville's deeper art and culture aside from the usual attractions. On this tour, you'll go beyond Old Town Seville to the Mudejar Quarter where Islam meets Christianity at Salvador Church. Then stop at Casa Pilatos to compare the architecture to Italian Renaissance villas before finishing your tour outside the famous Metropol modern sculpture.
- History of Seville Tour: Salvador Church, Casa Pilatos & Metropol
- The historic Salvador Church
- Visit Iglesia Colegial del Divino Salvador
- The Renaissance-inspired Casa Pilatos
- See the Mudejar Quarter
- Metropol Mushroom Sculpture
- Las Setas "the mushrooms"
Did you know the world's largest wooden structure is found in Seville? Are you looking to learn the ins and outs of Andalusian culture? Join this tour to explore hidden Seville with a local guide. Head through 1,200 years of history as your guide leads you through areas crucial to the city's growth culturally, politically and architecturally. Learn incredible stories describing how Seville became a crossroads of Western Europe and North Africa.
History of Seville Tour Description
Your 2.5 hour tour includes:
Walking tour of Old Town Seville with an expert guide
Admission to the Salvador Church and Casa Pilatos
Tickets to climb the Metropol not included
Meet Your Guide at Plaza del Salvador
Your journey through the heart of Seville begins in Plaza del Salvador in front of the Salvador Church. Your guide will explain the theme of the tour and what to expect as you explore other areas of Seville.
The Salvador Church
Built in 1674, the modern Iglesia Colegial del Divino Salvador (Collegiate Church of the Divine Savior) has a history from long before then. Prior to the construction of the Baroque era church, the Great Mosque of Seville stood on the same site for the previous eight centuries.
With your guide, explore the church and about its nearly 1,200 years of history. Inside the church, observe the ornate statues used in Seville's famous holy week procession.
The Mudejar and the History of Muslim Seville
For centuries, southern Spain was ruled by Muslims who migrated from North Africa. Your guide will describe how their influence has created the unique Andalusian culture present across the region.
Casa de Pilatos
Then follow your guide to the Casa de Pilatos. Inspired by the palazzos of Italian nobility, the gardens and statues at Casa de Pilatos bring a feeling of Rome to Spain. Explore the villa and take in the courtyard that has some eccentric influence.
The Avant-Garde Mushrooms of the Metropol
The final stop n this historical Seville tour is the Metropol. Nicknamed Las Setas (the mushrooms), this grand structure designed by Jürgen Mayer is 85 feet tall and nearly 500 feet wide. Learn about the construction off the world's largest wooden structure. In the decade it has been open, the Metropol has become the avant-garde symbol of modern Seville. Your tour ends here where you can purchase tickets to enter the Metropol if you like.
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