The Palace of San Telmo is a unique, baroque-style building in the heart of Sevilla. You can’t resist stopping outside for its red walls and richly decorated facade. The portal itself is a work of art that took three generations (in 70 years) to complete.
Enjoy these photos.
Today, the Palace of San Telmo is the official residence of the President of Andalusia.
This palace was built as the College of Navigators.
The facade is beautiful during the day but it’s more stunning at night. It’s a head turner.
Perhaps, the most impressive part of this building is its lavishly-decorated gate or portal.
The sculptures on either side of the balcony stand for the Arts and Sciences. The topmost statue under the arch is San Telmo accompanied by two Saints on his sides.
This is, perhaps, Sevilla’s finest example of baroque architecture.
Yes, you can visit this palace but I wasn’t able to go inside because it was closed on a Sunday. I actually didn’t plan to be here. I passed by this amazing building on my way to Plaza de Espana from Catedral de Seville.
WHERE TO STAY IN SEVILLA
I stayed at Oasis Backpackers Palace Hostel, one of the best hostels I’ve ever been to. It’s a fun hostel with a rooftop overlooking part of the city – and a jacuzzi! The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. The staff are extra nice, too. Read my review here.
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