Palace of San Telmo in Seville
The building is conceived in the late seventeenth century outside the walls of the city like San Telmo college or University of Merchants, ie a study center where you learned professions related to navigation. This institution sponsored by the Crown had a long tradition in the city of Seville, having based its original Purity Street, next to the chapel of the Mariners. The building was small, it was decided to make one more poise at the Puerta of Jerez, in the vicinity of the port area. The form of the plant is given precisely by the royal patronage, since it seems that it is inspired by the structure of san Lorenzo delEscorial: a main door which opens onto a large central courtyard that leads to the chapel and environment which are configured to four smaller courtyards. However, the construction process was slow and was subjected to continuous subsequent extensions respected to a greater or lesser extent the original scheme. The main entrance of the building is one of the most remarkable of the same. Notable materials (white marble) on the rest of the facade on which is used as characteristic of Leonardo de Figueroa bichrome brick system. The sculptures depicting allegorical figure through the twelve subjects they must study the dizzying: mathematics, astronomy, geography, navigation, timing. In the nineteenth Antonio de Orleans, Duke of Montpensier, acquires seamanship former school building and several gardens annexed to settle down with his family, configuring it as a parallel court which held her sister Isabel II in Madrid. Will hold numerous redevelopment of the building especially in the side facing Palos de la Frontera, on whose facade features sculptural gallery of Seville illustrious cast in bronze by Antonio Susillo. The grounds of it are transferred to the city becoming the first public park in large areas of the city: the Maria Luisa Park. The palace is now home to the presidency of the Andalusian Government. Location: Roma Av.