Costurero de la Reina

Costurero de la Reina
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El Costurero de la reina is the first neo-Mudéjar construction built in the city and resembles a miniature palace. Although its original name is the San Telmo pavilion.

It is more commonly known as the Costurero de la Reina (the Queen's sewing room), as according to popular gossip Doña María de las Mercedes -later to become queen- spent her time sewing within its walls.

The legend that accompanies and gives its name to this small 19th-century building awakens the curiosity of the people of Seville and visitors, and it goes as follows: The Costurero de la Reina is a pretty, historic building, which dates back to 1893. Commissioned by the Duke of Montpensier, it is the first building in neo-Mudejar style.

It is named after a popular legend, although its original name, when it was a post for the Guards and a room for the palace's forest guard, was San Telmo Pavilion. The legend tells of the queen María de las Mercedes, queen consort, wife of King Alfonso XII, who spent much time in the Costurero tower sewing with her ladies, given her delicate state of health. The queen María Mercedes died at the age of 18, in 1878, which confirms the legendary nature of the building's name.

Monday to Friday, 9am to 7.30pm. Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 10am to 2pm. Closed at the weekend in August (information service from the Tourist Office): From 1 to 15 August, Monday to Friday, 9am to 2pm. From 16 to 31 August, Monday to Friday, 9am to 7.30pm. Open all year round except at Christmas and on Good Friday.

Free entrance.

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Costurero de la Reina
Paseo de las Delicias, Glorieta de Marineros Voluntarios, 9, 41013
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Services and infrastructure

  • Accessible for handicapped
  • Historic building
  • WIFI

Target audiences

deal, Couples, I travel alone, For families, Seniors, young people, Lgbti, Friends

Segments

Culture

Specialties

Palace

Season

All year

Open to visitors

Yes