1. works of art in itself,
carved by virtuous hands and witnesses of sculptural styles,
places of rest and refreshment for all those who want to enjoy the marvelous scenery offered by its surroundings ...
3. Fountain of the Square of the Virgin of the Kings
A monumental fountain and lamppost …
Sculpted from a variety of white and red marbles
and features an iron lamppost on top.
Water flows into scalloped basins from
the four Roman grotesque masks on each side,
carved from white Ravaccione marble from Carrara, Italy.
Created in 1925 for the Ibero-American exposition of 1929.
8. Fountain of Hispalis
An allegoric fountain ...
Also called the Seville Fountain, because Hispalis was the name
given by the Romans to the city of Seville.
The fountain presents a series of sculptures allegorically depicting
A Nereid in a tunic sits on a large lotus leaf, supported by children’s
figures mounted on large turtles.
This work by Manuel Delgado Brackembury was installed in 1929,
the year of the Ibero-American Exhibition.
13. Fountain of the Frogs
The whimsical Frog Fountain in María Luisa Park ...
The oldest fountain in the entire site, dating back to 1914,
when what used to be the San Telmo gardens began to become a park.
Circular fountain, covered with tiles, on the eight green ceramic frogs
spout water in the fountain.
In the center is a sculpture of a duck standing on a turtle.
16. Fountain monument to Catalina de Ribera
In 1921, the architect Juan Talavera y Heredia used part of an old 16th-century
fountain to create another fountain dedicated to Catalina de Ribera,
founder of the Hospital de las Cinco Llagas.
19. Mercury Fountain
A fountain with a fascinating history ...
its presence here dates back to the 16th century.
Fountain with pillar decorated by masks pouring water and architectural
elements of baroque aesthetic
with a sword held aloft by the god Mercury
(bronze figure that is not known for sure if it is the original or a copy of it).
23. Fountain called La Pila del Pato, Duck Pile
Made in the mid-nineteenth century ...
in marble with animal-shaped jets,
with a bronze duck.
27. Fountain at the Saint Diego Gloriette
Fountain decorated with figures representing Hispania
and allegories of the riches of the Hispanic world.
Hispania with majestic stature is accompanied by lion who supports
one of his legs on a representation of the terraqueous orb,
signifying the power of royalty.
The allegorical figure symbolising "spiritual wealth" holds
a small image of the Immaculate Conception in his hand,
and the "material wealth" carries a cluster of grapes
and some ears of wheat.
The fountain was located at one of the entrances to the Maria Luisa Park
during the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929.
31. Fountain of the Four Seasons
A monumental fountain inaugurated in 1929 ...
The name owes to four sculptures that surround the central body
of the fountain, representing to the stations of the year.
34. Fountain - Columbus Monument
The monument was created in 1921 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929.
The fountain consists of a pedestal decorated with two marble medallions
with the bust of Columbus and the coat of arms of the Catholic Monarchs.
On this base are placed two columns that support an entablature topped
by a lion with an orb.
Halfway up the columns are the prows of two caravels with two cartouches
with the names of Isabella and Fernando.
Both the bows and the two cartouches are made of bronze.
Its total height is 23 meters.
38. Fountain Monument to Juan Sebastian Elcano
It commemorates the feat performed by 250 men who began their journey
from Seville on August 10, 1519, aboard five ships,
captained by Ferdinand Magellan.
Being the first to circumnavigate the Earth for the first time,
on September 8, 1522 a total of 18 men returned to Seville
aboard the Victoria ship, captained by Juan Sebastián Elcano,
since Fernando de Magallanes had died in the Philippines during
a confrontation with the indigenous people.
The monument is divided into three parts:
a pond with jets,
a mural with a world map
and a statue of the navigator
On the right is a column with bas-reliefs depicting characters from
the epic journey priests, sailors, indigenous people, soldiers.
43. Fountain to the Poets of the Generation of 27
In the Jardines de Cristina there is a superb fountain that pays
tribute to the Generation of 27...
Of Macael marble,
presents poetry texts carved on its sides.
At the top is a bronze sculpture depicting the Muse of Poetry reading a book.
The term "Generation of 27" refers to a group of Spanish writers and poets
of the twentieth century who rose to fame in the cultural scene in 1927
with the tribute to Luis de Góngora.
46. Fountain of the Lions
Beauty and charm ...
An octagonal fountain decorated with tiles
four fierce lions, each carrying a shield
The lions, the work of sculptor Manuel Delgado Brackenbury,
were installed in 1928.
Very deteriorated, they were replaced in 1957 by copies
of the Sevillian sculptor Juan Abascal.
The fountain was restored in 1992.
49. Fountain in the Courtyard of the Orange Trees,
Cathedral of Seville
a serene patio
a modern fountain that occupies the place of the old Sabil.
However, the upper bowl is Visigothic and is the same as the original
Almohad fountain, which is why the ablutions of the Sevillian Muslims
were performed here before entering the mosque.
52. The Janus Fountain of the Pilate's House, Casa de Pilatos
In a magnificent "patio" paved with marble slabs ...
sits a marble fountain with double pile, very clearly Italianizing.
A group of sculpted dolphins hold the upper circular pile,
crowned by the bust of Janus made in the first century.
Janus, In ancient Roman religion, god of beginnings, gates, transitions, endings.
Janus presided over the beginning and ending of conflict, and hence war and peace.
He is depicted as having two faces.
This bust was not part of the original fountain, but was placed
in the early eighteenth century in place of the sculpture of a satyr.
Fuentes de Sevilla
Fontaines de Séville
Fountains of Seville
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