Stately, authentic and with many centuries of history, this is Avenida de la Palmera (Palm Tree Avenue), one of the most real and outstanding zones of Seville. The locals consider this to be the principal avenue of Seville, being the place for culture, history… and orange blossom.
Guarded on the left by the river Guadalquivir and on the right by parks such as the Maria Luisa, La Palmera was the headquarters of the Ibero American Exposition in 1929. Here we can enjoy some of the marvellous constructions such as the ancient Music Conservatory or the so called Costurero de la Reina, (Queen’s sewing building).
To visit Avenida de la Palmera is a must in Seville as a holiday destination. Also as it is a fairly flat street and with unique views of the Gualdalquivir, the avenue affords the visitor an infinity of places of interest and rest zones where you can recuperate energy after the long walk.
Although it is well connected with the Petit Palace Santa Cruz and with the Hotel Petit Palace Marques de Santa Ana it is better to initiate the route from the Petit Palace Canalejas because it is just a few minutes from the La Palmera. What are the places you really should not miss on this route?
- Heliopolis neighbourhood: With their small white houses, the visit to Heliopolis is obligatory to enjoy the remains of the Ibero American Exposition in 1929. Heliopolis was built to accommodate those workers who came to work at the exposition.Very Andalusian and with an elegant touch, the area has many tapas bars where a nice cold beer (especially in summer) is the order of the day.
- Pigeon Park and the 29 pavilions: Apart from being one of the green areas of Seville and one of the entrances into the famous Maria Luisa Park, the Pigeon Park is one of the meeting points for local families.A place to enjoy the local ambience especially the sweets and goodies on sale on the carts in the streets. What is the best? As there is little shade it is best to avoid the hottest times of the day.
As well as the parks, La Palmera is flanked by the highly photogenic pavilions, a visit to which is well recommended. These pavilions formed a part of the exposition of 29 and have been maintained in perfect condition.