Baroque Walking Tour in Seville, Sevilla (Self Guided)

Seville is one of the most glorious cities of Spain. The streets of Seville retain plenty of historical and cultural weight. One of the city's most impressive features is the architecture, especially the Spanish Baroque style. This style has been mostly used in notable religious structures of Seville that are showcased on this walking tour.
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Baroque Walking Tour in Seville Map

Guide Name: Baroque Walking Tour in Seville
Guide Location: Spain » Sevilla (See other walking tours in Sevilla)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Author: emma
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Santa Maria la Blanca Church

1) Santa Maria la Blanca Church

Iglesia de Santa Maria la Blanca is located on the street with the same name in the Juderia neighborhood. The building still preserves a Mudejar style facade, the rest of the church was restored later in the 17th century with newer elements. It is a beautiful architectural piece, depicting a fusion of Gothic and Baroque details. Pay attention to the interiors, decorated with valuable paintings and rich details.
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Hospital de los Venerables / Centro Velázquez

2) Hospital de los Venerables / Centro Velázquez (must see)

Initially built as a residence for elderly, poor and disabled priests, Hospital de los Venerables is a baroque 17th-century building with two floors that currently houses the Velázquez Center, dedicated to the famous painter Diego Velázquez. There are about a dozen works of art by renowned local artists, including the "Imposición de la casulla a San Ildefonso" by Velázquez and the "Portrait of Martinez Montanes" (1616) by Francisco Varela, both owned by the City of Seville. The building itself is beautiful and well worth a look for its spectacularly painted ceilings.

Why You Should Visit:
To explore one of Seville's best-preserved Baroque structures, including its beautiful courtyard/cloister that remains almost identical to when it was built.
Included in the price is an audio guide which is very clear and very informative on the art displayed. The chapel is also very nice & the park across the street is a neat place for a picnic lunch.

Tip:
Try to visit when an organ recital is scheduled, as this place has of the most advanced organs in the city.

Opening Hours:
Thu-Sun: 10am–2pm (last entry: 30 mins before closing)
Free admission on the first Thursday of every month
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Plaza del Salvador

3) Plaza del Salvador

El Salvador Square is one of the most famous attractions of Seville, being a meeting place for locals and a hang-out spot at night. The square has a statue of Martínez Montañés, a Spanish sculptor of the Renaissance and Baroque era in Seville. The square is surrounded by some impressive structures, two of which feature beautiful baroque facades. The square is also an important shopping center, filled with grocery stores, cafes and some popular wine cellars.
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El Salvador Church

4) El Salvador Church

Iglesia de El Salvador is located on the square with the same name in Seville. It is one of the major baroque buildings of this city, built on the site of an ancient mosque, the only remnant of which is a minaret, restored by Leonardo de Figeroa. Pay attention to the vast interior and the highly reputed altarpieces made by famous sculptors.
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San Jose Chapel

5) San Jose Chapel

This chapel is one of the most beautiful masterpieces of Sevillian Baroque. It is located in a narrow street and features a gloriously decorated facade. Pay attention to the front doors ornamented with baroque sculptures by Lucas Valdés. The interiors showcase famous Flemish mural paintings and baroque altarpieces.
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Iglesia de la Magdalena

6) Iglesia de la Magdalena

Iglesia de la Magdalena is a Catholic Church located on Bailen-San Pablo street. It is an architectural monument built in 1709 by the Spanish architect Leonardo de Figueroa and is considered one of the best examples of Sevillian Baroque. Pay attention to the beautifully decorated facade and the famous sculpture "Madonna and Child" inside.

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Whether you are in Sevilla for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Sevilla has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Sevilla, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.