Alameda de Hercules

LocationAlameda de Hercules, Seville (see map)

In the 16th century, a former branch of the river Guadalquivir was dried, and on its grounds the tree-lined Alameda de Hercules Promenade was built. An entrance of two marble columns was established, which proceeded from a nearby Roman temple of the 2nd century.

Alameda de Hercules

The Roman columns of the Alameda de Hercules and of their original location in Marmoles street are the oldest monuments in Seville.

Rests of roman temple in Marmoles street

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.


A great spot for going out by day and night. In the Macarena neighborhood, close to the river.

See the monument on interactive map

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