Saturday, 24 May 2014

A city called Seville


Plaza de España 




Built for the Universal Exhibition of 1929,  this plaza is now a gathering place for national tourism. The semicircular building was designed by the architect Aníbal González, the greatest predictor master of the Sevillian Regionalist style.

A gallery with a row of arches runs the entire length of the facade, starting from a central body and terminating in two towers arranged at the corners of the giant square. at the ends. All Spanish cities are represented in a each sector of the semicircle as a symbol of national unity.


Reales Alcázares


Located in the vicinity of the Mosque complex, the palace is the best built heritage of Muslim culture. It represents the influence of the various cultures that have passed through Seville from late eleventh century to the present day. 

For centuries, this palace has been the official residence of the Spanish monarchy. Walking in his the paths between orange trees transports us to another era that certainly has marked the history of the city.

Patio de Banderas


Attached to the perimeter walls of the Alcazar, is a square designed, in its origins, as the threshold for visitors to the palace. Currently, it is a place of transit between the Cathedral and the Jewish neighborhood.

From inside the square, the views of the Cathedral and the Giralda are especially appreciated. Here we find the oldest trace of the occupation of the city: the remains of buildings corresponding to the first half of the eighth century B.C..


Archivo de Indias


Built between 1572 and 1629, it arose from the needs of trade and commerce with goods from America. In the late eighteenth century becomes the General Archive of the Indies in order to keep all relevant documents about  the Spanish dominions in India. 

It is a square building with two floors and a arranged around a large central courtyard. The exterior walls are rhythmically modulated by pilasters of low relief.

(I've changed the sentence order in this part. It makes more sense to have two sentences about the history of the function of the building and then two about the architectural description.)

Torre del Oro

A 36 meters high 12-sided tower and dodecagonal plant, it is located on the left cathedral side of the Guadalquivir River. It was originally part of a stretch of wall that starts from the Alcázar, and barred the way to the Arenal de Sevilla. (Why was it important to bar the way to the Arenal? What was it then?)

The building, travel destination from America, it is placed at the end of the navigable stretch of the Guadalquivir river. Built between 1220 and 1221, is currently used for the Naval Museum of Seville.
 




Plaza de España
 
Built for the Universal Exhibition of 1929,  is a gathering place for national tourism. The semicircular building was designed by the architect Aníbal González, the greatest predictor of the Sevillian Regionalist style.

A gallery with a row of arches on the facade, runs its entire length, starting from a central body and terminating in two towers at the ends. All Spanish cities are represented in a sector of the semicircle as a symbol of national unity. 

Reales Alcázares

Located in the vicinity of the Mosque complex, is the best built heritage of Muslim culture. Represents the influence of the various cultures that have passed through Seville from late eleventh century to the present day.

 For centuries, this palace has been the official residence of the Spanish monarchy. Walking in his paths between orange trees transports us to another era that certainly has marked the history of the city.

Patio de Banderas

Attached to the perimeter walls of the Alcazar, is a square designed, in its origins, as threshold for visitors to the palace. Currently, it is a place of transit between the Cathedral and the Jewish neighborhood.

From inside the square, the views of the Cathedral and the Giralda are especially appreciated. Here we find the oldest trace of the occupation of the city: the remains of buildings corresponding to the first half of the eighth century before Christ.

Archivo de India

Built between 1.572 and 1.629, arises from the need to trade and commerce with goods from America. It is a square building with two floors and a large central courtyard.

The exterior walls are rhythmically modulated by pilasters of low relief. In the late eighteenth century becomes the General Archive of the Indies in order to keep all relevant documents about  the Spanish dominions in India.

Torre del Oro


A 36 meters high tower and dodecagonal plant, it is located on the left side of the Guadalquivir River. It was part of a stretch of wall that starts from the Alcázar, and barred the way to Arenal de Sevilla.

The building, travel destination from America, it is placed at the end of the navigable stretch of the Guadalquivir river. Built between 1220 and 1221, is currently used for the Naval Museum of Seville.
Pedro Luis González

1 comment:

  1. It's a well written account of the monuments of Sevilla. A lot of information is clearly expressed in few sentences. I notice too a lot of words from the seminar, threshold in particular, and I hope that means that you've found a lot of the content useful. My only criticism might be the choice of images. Or at least perhaps captions could be written under the images to draw our intention to something particular in the image that relates to the text. These photos are really just holiday photos.

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