The “Casa de San Lorenzo ” , as its name suggests is located in the district of San Lorenzo in the center of Seville, neighborhood is full of history, medieval monasteries , churches, señeras brotherhoods and statues legend. The neighborhood of San Lorenzo has managed to retain its personality. Houses, palaces (now recovered ) and a natural coexistence with art centers and theater, which gradually have been giving to this area of the city, without taking away its main essence , a special and unique character.
They are streets
gran tradición sevillana, with magnificent houses, some with large patios and is a key point for
enjoy Easter Week.
Conservation of this area has been essential permanence of its people. From parents to children , entire families have managed to survive in the streets refusing to leave : restoring houses, recovering large palaces , retaining , in a word, the throb of a neighborhood made of history sometimes anonymously, but no less beautiful . Walk the streets of San Lorenzo is an exercise of love to a place , a few corners where ever inhabited oblivion.
houses, palaces, cloistered convents , monasteries, farmhouse XVI to XX, form a unique space in the city of Seville . The neighborhood of San Lorenzo is an oasis with character located in the center of the perimeter of what is popularly known within the wall . San Lorenzo is organized around the square of the same name, true lung of the neighborhood, along with others such as La Gavidia , the Museum , and some more secluded as San Antonio , Teresa Enriquez, dotted along narrow streets where the personality of the farmhouse XVII and XVIII still not lost
Barrios convents, churches, señeras images of Holy Week, preserved in its shops, bars and wineries all the flavor of a non-exempt traditional Seville yet creative new proposals.
Custody San Lorenzo M. de Sevilla, Our Father Jesus of Great Power , and is marked on its borders by such distinguished institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts , second national art gallery and on the other side, on the Convent of San Clemente , a Cistercian monastery whose foundation dates back to Ferdinand III.
Among its streets they lived and grew characters as Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, Cardinal Spinola, Count of Barajas; musicians like Manuel Font de Anta and Gomez Zarzuela, both authors of the most famous marches of Easter; dance teachers as Realito and Otero; painters like Valeriano Becquer, imagineros as Ortega Bru and Franciasco Buiza and prestige as craftswomen of the embroiderer Esperanza Elena Caro.
Today creators also continue populating this neighborhood. contemporary artists like Manuel Salinas , Atín Aya, Cochita Ybarra, Benito Moreno , Miguel Garcia Delgado, mezzo-soprano Anne Perret , musician and writer Rodrigo de Zayas , the conductor Juan Rodríguez Romero ; writers like Eslava Galan, the gallerist Pepe Cobo , all have come ashore in its streets .
Recommended route near the house
- Museum of Fine Arts (Plaza del Museo)
- Church of San Vicente (c/ Cardenal Cisneros)
- Gavidia Square
- Jesuit Church (c/ Jesús del Gran Poder)
- Convent of Santa Rosalia (c/ Cardenal Spinola)
- San Antonio Church and Franciscan monastery (c/ San Vicente)
- Church and Plaza de San Lorenzo
- Basilica del Gran Poder
- Dukes Palace Infantado (c/ Santa Ana)
- Convent of Santa Ana (c/ Santa Ana)
- Palace of the Marquises of Santa Coloma (c/ Santa Ana)
- Stone man
- Convent of Santa Clara and Don Fadrique Tower
- Monastery of San Clemente
San Lorenzo Suare:
Heart of the same name, populated Banana shade , under which there are banks and watchmen, in the center will see the sculpture of Juan de Mesa, sculptor del Gran Poder, among other images of the Week Santa.En it is placed the
Parish of San Lorenzo
with Moorish clock tower and church baroque (XVII – XIX). She is very rich in equity , highlighting the high altar of Martinez Montanes work and images of the brotherhoods of Bofetá with the Virgen del Dulce name and Soledad de San Lorenzo , which procesionan the
Contiguous to the parish found the Basilica del Gran Poder of the twentieth century , circular plant, designed in the style of a Roman temple , is home to the Lord of Sevilla Jesus del Gran Poder and Maria Santísima of the Greater Pain and Transfer . It is a place of continuous pilgrimage of Seville and foreigners for Besapiés images , especially every Friday of the year .
Square Museum : In this neighborhood , bordered with Magdalena neighborhood , we found this beautiful square dominated by the statue of Murillo and oblada of trees. It’s a nice place to sit and contemplate the spectacular Sevillian houses and palaces environmental area.
It is dominated by the building Museum of Fine Arts, mercedario old convent and magnificent building with several courtyards and a church. Today it houses an important art gallery with works by Murillo , Valdes Leal , Zurbarán and many others.
At one end of the square is the Chapel Museum,
which it is headquartered Brotherhood of the Christ of the Expiration and the Virgen de las Aguas , very popular procession Holy Monday.
Sunday morning a market settles painters.
Gavidia Square: Near the shopping area, it is a space with shade trees , benches and numerous bars around. It is presididaa by the statue of Daoiz , hero of the war of independence against the building of the former military captaincy.
Beside her, on the Place de la Concorde , we can see the church of San Hemenegildo , of the XVI century , remaining a former convent of the Jesuits, today without worship.
La Alameda de Hércules:
Large square lined with poplars and located on the edge of Macarena neighborhood. The area was an ancient lagoon and has recently undergone a thorough renovation .
It is an ideal place to enjoy the outdoors and its many bars , restaurants , cafes, ice cream , drinks , pub and cinemas place .
As a landmark building , we can see the old palace of the House Sirens municipal use.
In the nearby street Trajano worth close to Jesuit church of the Sacred Heart .
Calle San Vicente : Long and straight road extending from the Museum Square to the ancient gate of San Juan , near the street tournament .
We will find the Parroquia de San Vicente , Gothic- Mudéjar (XIV -XV) and recently restored headquarters of the brotherhoods of Sorrows , which makes penance station Holy Monday and of the seven words , which makes the Holy Wednesday.
San Antonio de Padua Church, Franciscan convent with magnificent belfry , headquarters of the Brotherhood of Good Weekend , which makes station of penance on Holy Wednesday .
Calle Santa Clara: Extends from the Piazza San Lorenzo to the Monastery of San Clemente. It and its surroundings can visit < strong> the Convent of Santa Ana Discalced Carmelites (XVII century), the c onvento Santa Clara , the sixteenth century , foodservice and next to the convent Don Fabrique tower , the fourteenth century.
The street ends at the entrance of the magnificent Monastery of San Clemente , founded in the thirteenth century by Fernando III Santo , with a church of great artistic value and home to a community of nuns of the Cistercian order .
Calle Baños: It is a narrow and busy street that extends from the street to the square Torneo de la Gavidia . We will find the former convent of Carmen , become Conservatoire , former Baños Arabes of Seville and the chapel Jesus , headquarters of the Brotherhood classical de la Vera Cruz , which does his penance station Tuesday Santo.
At the junction with the square of the Gavidia we can walk through the typical street Cardenal Spinola , which leads to the Plaza de San Lorenzo , where we find the Baroque chapel of Convent of Santa Rosalia of the Capuchin nuns and dating from the eighteenth century.
Street Tournament: area of the old city walls , borders the neighborhood along the river Guadalquivir and Gardens Juan Carlos I . It is ideal for walking or cycling with good weather for its magnificent views . It communicates by a walkway to the Cartuja area.