9 месяцев назад
Simply stunning. As others have noted it is off the main tourist area but nevertheless is well worth the effort to visit. Just look at the photos posted for this beautiful place.
7 месяцев назад
Beautiful out of this world. A must see.
8 месяцев назад
Our travel to Spain 2019 was filled with adventure, great wine & food and history. The Virgin Patrons of Seville are both called Esperanza, which is my name: HOPE. The Virgin of Hope of Macarena (Spanish: Esperanza de Macarena), is a Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, pious 17th century wooden image venerated in Seville, Spain. The Marian title falls under a category of Our Lady of Sorrows, desolate grievance and piety during Holy Week. The image is considered a National Treasure by the Spanish people, because of its religious grandeur during Lenten celebrations. Known for its discolored cheek allegedly caused by a wine bottle thrown by a Protestant drunken rebel at her face which pious legends also claim never was able to be removed. Its popularity among the masses is often highlighted in the five Rose- Emerald brooches attached to her dress given by the famed bullfighter José Gómez Ortega, also known as Joselito, and the historical fact that the image has only worn an entire black vestment ensemble on a singular point in Spanish history during Joselito’s death and funeral. The feast of the image is celebrated in Spain on 18 December and was granted a canonical coronation on 31 May 1964 by Pope John XXIII via Cardinal José Bueno y Monreal. The Virgin of Macarena is commonly considered the patroness of bullfighters and Spanish Gypsies who hold a sincere devotion to the image. It is currently enshrined in the high altar of the Basilica of Macarena. Don't miss it!
7 месяцев назад
The old Macarena quarters with its church is a prominent feature at the entry gate to the city. The yellow structures contast with the defence walls and fortifications that surround the city.
A must-go while in Seville, to understand the local idiosyncrasy and religious traditions. The climb up to the back of the altar of the virgin is quite an experience