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On May 9, 1679, Miguel Mañara died in his apartments in the Hospital de la Caridad, accompanied by two poor people and their brothers of Charity. He left us an immense legacy: a hospital that was the most important charity in the city and still active today, serving elderly people in need; and an...
The princess Wallada Wallada bint al Mustakfi  was a poet and an Andalusi princess of the Omeya dynasty, born in Cordoba in the year of 994 , and died at the age of 97 when the Almoravide´s army was entering the city. Her father was the Califa al-Mustakfi  and her mother, Amina, a Christian slave....
Illustrious sevillana women. Catalina de Ribera and Hurtado de Mendoza. The date of her birth is not known, but the date of her death: on 13 January 1505 Catalina de Ribera died. Her body has not rested in much peace, as it was placed in a sepulchre in the Monastery of Santa María de las Cuevas,...
Today we talk about the carimbo, or brand with red-hot iron for the slaves in order to identify them as a slave, to set that they were legal merchandise (not smuggled or illegal), and to make easy to retrieve them in case they escaped. They were branded on the thigh, the back, or even the face. And...
We comment monthly a book that will take you to Seville, whether if you are on your couch, or maybe in your way to Seville!! Today “Revenge in Seville”, by Matilde Asensi. It is the second volume of the trilogy of Martin Silver Eye. I will not tell anything to not spoil the book’s plot. I will only...
Like every five of January and since 1918, next Monday will be the Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos of Seville, which for 97 years has gone out in an uninterrupted way, bringing illusion, candies and gifts to children and adults. What is the Cabalgata? It is a parade of floats in which the Three Wise...

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