|Photos:||Columnas de Hercules|
|Flea market in Alameda street|
|Roman columns in Marmoles street|
In the 16th century, a former branch of the river Guadalquivir was dried, and on its grounds the tree-lined Alameda Promenade was built.
An entrance of two marble columns was established, which proceeded from a nearby
Roman temple of the 2nd century.
The Roman columns of the Alameda de Hercules and of their original location in Marmoles street are the oldest monuments in Seville.
Since 1754 the columns in the Alameda de Hercules carry the statues of Julius Cesar and Hercules, who, according to the legend, are the two founding fathers of Seville.
Every morning on Sundays, a curious Flea Market with antiques and second-hand goods is taking place on the Alameda promenade.
Now let's see how the use of the next monument has changed over the centuries: (21) Cartuja monastery.