The Puerta de la Macarena (in Arabic: Bab-al-Makrin), also known as Arco de la Macarena, stands alongside the Postigo del Aceite and the Puerta de Córdoba the only three city gates that remain today of the original walls of Seville. It is located in the calle Resolana, within of barrio de San Gil, which belongs to the district of Casco Antiguo of the city of Seville, in Andalusia, Spain. The gate faces the Basílica de La Macarena, which houses the image of the Our Lady of la Esperanza Macarena, one of the most characteristic images of the Holy Week in Seville.
This is the entrance of the walls located further north of the city, and the higher of the set, and is one of the few remnants that remain from the walls of the city, along with the cloth of the walls that it connects with the Puerta de Córdoba through a wall in which are preserved seven towers. Although the enclosure walled of the city was built in time of Julius Caesar on the former Carthaginian defense, the gate corresponds to the extension made by the Sultan Ali ibn Yusuf in the 12th century, and its present appearance is the result of a remodeling carried out between the years 1723 and 1795, in which the Islamic architectural elements were replaced by the classicist air which presents today.
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Phillip Spencer | Mar 30, 2018
Nice area and arch is just alongside the remains of old defensive walls of Seville. Worth seeing in a less tourist-y area with plenty of local bars nearby.
Yassen Todorov | Nov 3, 2017
Remember the song? Well, this is the place... be sure to check the surroundings, too - there is what to be seen, and to explore...
Neil Coyle | Oct 22, 2017
Nothing much to see. Few good places around to eat and drink. But the Arco is just an Arco.
G L Littleton | Sep 1, 2017
It's a great place for photo ops. Very busy location. Beautiful.
Nigel Bane | Mar 6, 2018
Beautifully tasty tapas and great wine selection
Michal Glinka | May 22, 2018
This is one of the 3 remaining city gates from the 12th century, still connected to the city wall. Behind the gate you will find the church, Basílica de La Macarena built in baroque style. The gate and remains of the city wall are an amazing sight for the historically interested in the neighborhood of Macarena where you also find some few tapas bars near by for lunch. The city wall is protected by a metal fence not allowing to get close to the wall on the one side. The gate allows cars unfortunately to pass under it and decreases the historical experience of the total visit.
paul herbert | Jun 4, 2018
An ancient arch connected to an ancient wall, not a lot to say really, It's a very nice gateway into the old city of Seville. The Bacillica next to it though is something else entirely and the interior is far superior to even the Cathedral. 😎👍
Akhil Thomas | Jun 1, 2018
There was an arch, that was it. There's a beautiful church next to it if you want to see/pray but don't go to see an arch or wall.
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