Walls of Seville

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    • Day 13

      Basilica de la Macarena

      May 4, 2023 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

      This is a very beautiful church and when we entered a service was in progress so that added a memorable element. It is in modern use, well cared for, and tourists are welcome, it is the first that we saw a tap credit card machine for a donation and it had a gift store and Nancy bought a small item there (necklace pendant).

      Basílica de la Macarena is in one of the most authentic working-class districts of Seville (Macarena) and is very popular with the locals. Next to the basilica is the Arco de la Macarena. This arch is a remnant of the fortress wall from the time of the Almohad dynasty (12th century), and was at that time the city gate for the king, heading towards the Royal Palace of Seville.

      It is a neo-Baroque church building that was built recently (1949) in honor of the virgin Mary 'La Virgen de la Esperanza Macarena'. The statue of the Virgin is surrounded by ornate, gold, silver and jeweled retable, above the great altar of the Basilica. The Madonna statue is one of the most famous procession figures of Seville, thanks to its beauty and decorative, sumptuous robes, golden crown, and diamond tears and emeralds donated by one of Spain's most famous bullfighters.
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    Walls of Seville, Murallas de Sevilla

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