San Telmo Palace - Seville


The Palace of San Telmo, built by Leonardo de Figueroa, now houses the Presidential headquarters of the Junta de Andalucia, the autonomous Andalusian government, and is considered one of the most striking examples of Sevillian Baroque. Its long main red-brick façade is laid out in fairly rigid fashion. Each window is attractively decorated with pilasters and wrought-iron work but as the pattern is repeated identically all along, one's eye is drawn right across the façade towards the centre, where it is inevitably caught by the Baroque, even Churrigueresque portal. The portal is structured vertically on three levels and is covered in margins and sculptures of atlases with Indian features or allegories of the navigational sciences. On the top you will see a statue of St Telmo, the patron saint of sailors. To sum up, a typically Baroque exercise in contrast, which sets off the portal to perfection.

Prices

Free admission


Address : Avda. de Roma s/n 41013 Seville Spain

Phone : +34 955035558

Fax : +34 955035522

Web : http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/

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