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The term sambenito is a shorthand for Saco Bendito, a coarse cloth garment worn by penitents in the Middle Ages for acts of public penance (which would later lead to the tunics of the Nazarenes of Holy Week). The Inquisition adopts this clothing, the blessed sack, and uses it to distinguish and...
This novel aims to transfer the reader to Seville in the 18th century, through the life of Julia de Haro, León, and her descendants, in a family saga that leaves behind a game of Chess that began five centuries earlier, at the time of La Conquista, between Alfonso X the Wise, son of King Fernando...
Don Juan Tenorio, José Zorrilla, 1844. One of the books that, together with 'El Burlador de Sevilla', contemplate the world-famous myth of Don Juan, the famous Casanova of the city of Seville. His fame has reached the point of even using the term 'Don Juan' to refer to a womanizing man. Despite...
The Arenal neighborhood wasn’t always as we see today, in fact during the 18th and 19th century the neighborhood hadn’t even the half elegance that it has nowadays. We are talking about the houses outside the walls that welcome all these travelers that stopped in the Seville’s Port. The entrance of...
It’s known that during the Romantic century (19th century) in Europe and Spain many plays, novels and operas were created that now are part of our culture as classics. Some of them were adapted to be films, plays, paintings and other artistic productions. But many people ask why Seville had been an...
You already know that one of our passions is talking about women. Of artists or artisans, of "witches" and healers, of victims and powerful, of acquaintances and anonymous. Obviously we could not stop talking about the most distinguished Sevillian artist, Luisa Roldán, also known as La Roldana, who...

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