THE CONSTITUTION FESTIVITY IN SEVILLE
This week we have one of the best bridges of the year, that of the Constitution or Puente de la Inmaculada, as it is most popularly known in Seville. These 5 days of bridge offers you the possibility of enjoying a small trip to enjoy our city in the days before Christmas. In recent years Seville has become one of the best destinations to visit at Christmas and in their previous days. And we, from Hotel Murillo, will tell you what to do if you decide to come to Seville during the Constitution Bridge. And the best, that everything is less than 10 minutes walk from our establishments.We hope that with these little tips on what to do during your visit to Seville during the Constitution Bridge, it will be much more interesting. :)
Visiting Seville on the bridge is a great opportunity, since you can visit the city with the lighting that the Consistory and the Association of Dealers place throughout the city and that each year varies and improves in quality. Do not stop walking around them! It will seem a really romantic ride.
You can also enjoy different markets and fairs throughout the city and so bring you some Christmas memories of our city. Visit the Christmas Craft Market that you will find in the Plaza Nueva in Seville. Or the Belenes Fair that you will find between the Cathedral and the Archivo de Indias, where you can buy items and figures for nativity scenes and Christmas decorations and one of the most important in Spain.
In addition to the markets that every Sunday there are art, in the Plaza del Museo or numismatic in the Plaza del Cabildo ...
If you're greedy, you'll be able to get the best handmade sweets from Seville, the traditional sweets handmade by the nuns of the 17 convents of Seville and you'll find them in the Gothic Palace of the Real Alcázar in Seville.
And of course there are two events that you should not miss if you come during the Constitution Bridge to Seville. On the one hand the celebrations that take place around the image of The Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. I do not know if you know that Seville is considered Marian city and the land of Mary Most Holy, since it defended its Purity until getting Pope Pius IX to promulgate his dogma on December 8, 1854.
So on the eve of December 8 there is a Vigil of the Immaculate in the Cathedral of Seville that begins on the night of the 7th, presided over by the Archbishop of Seville.
Later at 12 o'clock in the morning, the Salve to the Immaculate is sung before the monument of the Plaza del Triunfo with the performance of the university tunas, to end with the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Royal Chapel. An act with a lot of tradition in Seville and that you should not miss.
Another act near the Cathedral are the Lauds to the Immaculate, promoted by the brotherhood of the Pure and Clean of the Chapel of Postigo (Arch of Postigo, very close to the Cathedral). They are musical melodies that the Banda de Cornetas y Tambores will play in the Arco del Postigo, right next to the little chapel of the Immaculate Conception.
Nor should you miss the "unrepeatable" exhibition 'Murillo and the Capuchins' that you can see at the Museum of Fine Arts in Seville. Irrepeatable because two centuries ago you can not see together this collection of 24 canvases of which 7 suffered the plundering of the French invasion.