If you want to send a letter or postcard from Seville you can put your envelope into any post-box or you can go to any of the 19 post officies (Correos) in town to buy your stamps or to order any special service, have your own P.O. Box, etc. One way or another you can buy stamps in any "estanco" (tobacco shops).
Si quieres mandar una carta o postal desde Sevilla puedes meter tu sobre en cualquier buzón o dirigirte a cualquiera de las 19 oficinas de Correos de la ciudad para comprar sellos o pedir algún servicio especial, tener tu propio apartado postal, etc.. De cualquier manera puedes comprar sellos en los "estancos" (tiendas de tabaco)
The main office is:
Avenida de la Constitución, 32
Tel: 95 422 47 60
Opening hours (of this particular office) - Horas de apertura (de esta oficina en particular)
Mondays to Fridays / Lunes a viernes: 8:30-22:00
Saturdays / Sábados: 9:30-22:00
Sundays / Domingos: 12:00-22:00
The perfect day in Sevilla would be:
Sightseeing in the morning.
Big lunch with some local wine.
Afternoon siesta (too much food and wine!).
Early evening wander around Barrio de Santa Cruz.
Drinks and Tapas at a few bars in Barrio de Santa Cruz.
Sleep and do it all again tomorrow.
The architecutural style of the PALACE OF SAN TELMO is Neo-classical and it used to be the residence of the Dukes of Mompansier. On the death of the only heir, their daughter Maria Luisa, the Palace was donated to the Archbishop so that the Seminary could be installed there.
The Gardens were donated to the Seville Town Council and were turned into a park which today bears the name MARIA LUISA PARK.
Today the Presidency of the Autonomous Government of Andalucia is installed in the building.
Although AZULEJOS come in a variety of colors, they are most commonly associated with blue. Nobles and the merchant class adorned rooms, terraces and gardens of the palaces and mansions with Azulejos. The fashion for blue and white tiles is believed to be the result of imports of Ming porcelain from China.
The art of creating them was brought to Spain by the Moors. Azulejos comes from the Arab word az-zulayj meaning 'stone'. Later the art of glazing was further developed and the tiles had several colors in one tile.
I guess you could say that I was fascinated with the Azulejos. They were just so pretty.
Ok, so I keep seeing references made to MUDEJAR ARCHITECTURE. What exactly is it? Developed in the 12th century and influenced by Islamic traditions, MUDEJAR reflects various contemporary European styles, particularly the Moorish. Primarily used up until the early 17th century, it is characterized by an extremely refined and inventive use of brick and glazed tiles in architecture, especially in the belfries.
For more information you can check out the website www.arteguias.com/mudejar.htm
Fondest memory: Also pictured here is the Alcazaba in Malaga, also in Mudejar style architecture.
Located in the Parque de Maria Luisa, EL COSTURERO DE LA REINA was once part of the Palace of San Telmo. Today this colourful building is home of Presidence of the Junta De Andalucia and also houses the Tourist Info Office.
Address: Paseo de las Delicias 9
95 423 44 65
Located in the Jardines De Murillo and erected in 1921 is the MONUMENT TO CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS. The monument has a height of 23 metres. In the middle of the concrete columns is a bronze replica of the Santa Maria, the ship 'CRISTOBAL COLON' as he is known in Spanish, sailed to the Americas in 1492.
Actually our walking tour began here, after being let off the bus. Our guide was very knowledgeable and spoke four languages.
If you have any problem or need you can contact with your Consulate in Seville
Australia: Federico Rubio 14 41004- Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 220 971
Austria: Cardenal Ilundain, 18 - 1 - 5ºF 41013 - Sevilla
Teléfono: 954 987 476
Belgium / Bélgica: Fabiola, 10 41004- Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 220 087
Brasil: Francisco Carrión Mejías 4 41003- Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 127 084
Chile: C/ La Rábida 3 -41013- Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 231 293
Colombia: Paseo de las Delicias s/n 41012- Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 297 071
Costa Rica: San Fernando, 11 41004- Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 215 919
Cuba: Blas Infante, 6 - Edif. Urbis 8º 41011- Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 278 004
Denmark / Dinamarca: Avda. Palmera nº 19. Edificio Winterthur 2, 1º -41013- Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 296 819
Dominican Republic / República Dominicana: Virgen de Lujan, 47 - 1ºA 41011 - Sevilla
Teléfono: 954 270 034
Ecuador: Benito Más y Prats 7, bajo d. 41005- Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 570 619
El Salvador: Castelar, 7. 41001- Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 987 077
Germany / Alemania: c/ Fernández y González, 2-2°. Edificio Allianz 41001- Sevilla
Teléfono: 954 23 02 04
Ivory Coast / Costa de Marfil: Avda. Ramón y Cajal 68 -41005- Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 629 011
Finland / Finlandia: Adriano 45, 2ºB 41001- Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 614 149
France / Francia: Plaza de Santa Cruz 1 41004- Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 222 896
Greece / Grecia: Acueducto, 4-6 Polígono Industrial Carretera de La Isla 41700 - Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 419 000
Honduras: Camino Alcarraites, s/n - Sanlúcar la Mayor (Sevilla).
Teléfono: 955 700 579
Iceland / Islandia: San Florencio 4, 1ºA 41018- Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 579 811
Ireland / Irlanda: Plaza de Santa Cruz 4 41004- Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 216 361
Italy / Italia: Fabiola, 10 41004 - Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 228 576
Latvia / Letonia: Macarena, 4 41003 - Sevilla
Teléfono: 954 372 376
Luxembourg / Luxemburgo: Paraíso, 1 - 7ºC 41010 - Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 284 821
Malta: Asunción, 76 - 1º Izq. 41011 - Sevilla
Teléfono: 954 270 283
Mexico: San Roque, 6-8 41004 - Sevilla
Teléfono: 954 563 944
Morocco / Marruecos: Camino de los Descubrimientos, s/n "Pabellón de la Naturaleza" 41092 - Sevilla
Teléfono: 954 081 551
Neetherlands / Países Bajos: Placentines, 1 41001- Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 228 750
Norway / Noruega Virgen de la Regla, 21 41011 - Sevilla
Teléfono: 954 275 442
Perú: Pabellón de Perú Avda. de María Luisa s/n 41013- Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 232 819
Phillipines / Filipinas: Gravina, 9 41001- Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 281 771
Portugal: Pabellón de Portugal. Avda. del Cid 1 41004- Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 231 150
Russia / Rusia: Crtra. Camas-Santiponce Km. 3,700 41970 - Sevilla
Teléfono: 955 999 910
Sweden / Suecia: Santillana, 10 41004- Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 212 954
United Kingdom / Reino Unido: Urb. Aljamar. Av. del Aljarafe, Manzana 7 - casa 145 41940- Tomares (Sevilla).
Teléfono: 954 155 018
United States / Estados Unidos: Paseo de las Delicias 7 41012- Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 231 885
Uruguay: Imagen, 9 -3ºB 41003- Sevilla.
Teléfono: 954 215 921
Favorite thing: Erected to commemorate the 1755 earthquake. The city of Sevilla was spared from major damage and it was believed that Mother Mary protected the city. So this monument located in the PLAZA DEL TRIUNFO was built in her honour with a statue of Mother Mary.
Previous to our visit to Sevilla, we had spent two nights in Granada with Sue's sister, where we toured the world-famous Alhambra. We left there for Sevilla late on a Sunday morning and further slowed ourselves down by stopping off in Antequera along the way for a few hours. It was well worth it to enjoy a look at this small and picturesque city as well as the rugged and amazing limestone rock formations of the nearby El Torcal Nature Park. On the map, this diversion was about where the 'orange' road from Torremolinos (Malaga) comes up from the coast and meets our inland highway.
As can be seen on the terrain map, the countryside from there to Sevilla is in a wide river valley and is not nearly as dramatic as the coastal and Granada areas we had seen so far in the trip, but it was still interesting just to see the differences! After our two nights in Sevilla, we headed straight south for our next stop on the Atlantic Ocean coast, just across Bahia de Cadiz from the city of Cadiz. This city rose to prominance as a result of Sevilla's Guadalhivir River to the Atlantic gradually silting up - eventually forcing the development of an ocean port on the coast there instead of the previous direct shipping route to Sevilla.
Favorite thing: Because it still holds regular services on Sunday, the cathedral isn’t open to visitors until 2:30pm, but the nice thing is that admission is FREE! Usually the admission is 7 euros so this is a great deal! This was great for me because my camera batteries had died after a busy morning at the Alcazar so I didn’t have my camera with me when we visited at 2:30pm. But I was able to go back to our room, sufficiently charge my battery, and return to the Cathedral and La Giralda to get the photos I wanted without having to incur the admission fee.
If money is tight, you might want to save whenever possible. And there are ways to save money:
- be sure to have your International Student Card at hand, because there usually are reductions for students
- pensioners are usually entitled for a reduction as well
- quite a few times citizens of the European Union got a reduction or even free entrance, so be sure to always have your passport/ID card with you
- the visit of the Archivo de Indias is free - and it is worthwhile!
- if you want to visit the Cathedral, but do not want to pay the entrance fee, you can go there and attend a mass or go there shortly before 11 a.m. (maybe 15 minutes earlier) - you might be able to sneak in to get a very short impression, before they ask you to leave again...
- on the "Long Night of the Museums", which is held once a year (in 2008 it was on September 19), you have free entrance into most museums - plus they have extra performances. So check it out!
- eat tapas - they are delicious and rather inexpensive!! Oftentimes we paid around 10 € for the two of us and that included a beer plus enough food to make both of us happy!!!
- walk - it saves money and is the best means of transportation in Sevilla anyway!
* Plaza del Triunfo, 1 (main pic)
- Tel.: (+34) 954 21 00 05 / 902 07 63 36
- Fax: (+34) 954 21 08 58
- E. mail: email@example.com
- Internet: www.turismosevilla.org
*Aeropuerto/Airport de San Pablo. Autopista de San Pablo, s/n
- Tel.: (+34) 954 44 91 28
- Fax: (+34) 954 44 91 29
- E. mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Internet: www.andalucia.org
*Estación de Santa Justa / Avd. Kansas City, s/n (railway station)
- Tel.: (+34) 954 78 20 02
- Fax: (+34) 954 82 20 21
- E. mail: email@example.com
- Internet: www.andalucia.org
*Avda. Constitución, 21 B (second pic)
- Tel.: (+34) 954 787 578
- Fax: (+34) 954 787 579
- E. mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Internet: www.andalucia.org
*Plaza de San Francisco, s/n - Ayto. de Sevilla (Museo de la Logia) (City Hall)
- Tel.: (+34) 954 59 01 88
- Fax: (+34) 954 59 01 88
- Internet: www.turismo.sevilla.org
*Calle (street) Arjona, 28. Naves del Barranco (third pic)
- Tel.: (+34) 902 194 897
- Fax: (+34) 954 229 566
- E. mail: email@example.com
- Internet: www.turismo.sevilla.org
* Some more websites:
Just to expand a little on my Hotel Ducal tip, right out the front step was an ongoing archeological dig site.
You can see during my visit it was in the very early stages but by now there may also be some interpretation and stuff so keep that in mind I guess.
For a mere three euros, the audio guide should be a must purchase at the Alcazar. It is very well-done and informative highlighting the history of the palace and nice descriptions of the use of each of the main rooms. Unless you have a guide book with detailed descriptions of each room or have done extensive research on the history of the Alcazar, I would highly recommend the audio guide.
It really makes a big difference knowing exactly what it is that you're looking at. Definitely worth the 3 euros.
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