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"Along the Río Guadalquivir" Riverside Tip by GeoDenia

Riverside, Sevilla: 24 reviews and 41 photos

A short walk west from Avenida de la Constitución brings you to the bank of the Río Guadalquivir, a pleasant place for a stroll. The 13th-century Almohad Torre del Oro, just north of the Puente de San Telmo, once crowned a corner of the city wall that stretched here from the Alcázar. Supposedly it was originally covered in golden tiles, hence its name, and there's now a tiny maritime museum inside.
A block back from the river, the Hospital de la Caridad hospice was founded in the 17th century. The hospital's church (1670s) holds an interesting collection of top-class art and sculpture on the theme of death and redemption by local artists. Two masterworks of painter Valdés Leal, chillingly illustrating the futility of worldly success in the face of death, are at the west end of the church.

Directions: Banks of the Guadalquivir

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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