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Archbishop's Palace (Palacio Arzobispal) description and photos - Spain: Seville. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Palacio Arzobispal.
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The Archbishop's Palace is located in the southern part of Seville, in the Santa Cruz area, next to the Royal Square and opposite the Seville Cathedral. The palace was built in order to become the seat of the bishops and archbishops of Seville. The building's facade was designed by Lorenzo Fernandez de Iglesias with the assistance of Archbishop Manuel Arias in 1704, mostly in the late Baroque style, although its appearance combines features of several architectural styles.
In the interior of the palace, the main hall is striking with its beauty, divided by four columns and decorated with statues of saints, magnificent painted ceilings, frescoes, paintings that depict biblical subjects.
The facade of the building is made in red colors, decorated with white pilasters and large balconies. Particularly noteworthy throughout the building are the two beautiful Mannerist courtyards between the 17th and 18th centuries. In one of the courtyards there is a picturesque fountain dating back to the 16th century.
The main portal, executed in the Sevillian Baroque style in the 18th century, is notable for its beauty. The portal is decorated with marble columns, relief patterns, crowned with bronze vases and flowers.
Inside the palace, there is a library that contains church literature and church documents dating back to the 14th century. The palace also houses a collection of paintings and sculptures from the Baroque period, which is considered the third largest gallery in Seville.
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