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We continue our adventure on a sevillian enclave as the Feria street, where each Thursday morning there is a street market along the whole street. If you're lucky enough to come across it, don't miss the old toys, the collections of trading cards, and authentic comics over 30 years old, a real adventure to discover! You can even trade the cards with your friends when you go back!
Next to the "San Juan de la Palma" church, we can find a Palatial-House, considered one of the most emblematic buildings of the city. Its founder was Gonzalo Arias Saavedra of the noble family of the Count of Castellar. With a definitely baroque entrance, this wonderful architectural piece from Seville impresses visitors with its majestic air. When passing on to the Count of Torrenueva the building was converted into a enormous stable.
Three hundred years after, the people kept on calling it House of the Saavedra, but in the late XIX century the Sevillians started to know it as the Artists' house, because it became a real magnet for people related with the art world. As an example we have the great flamenco dancer Pericet, role model for the Sevillian School, that had his famous academy there.
The theatre also used this picturesque place for small or large screen productions: "Currito de la Cruz" (1925), "Brindis al cielo", "La mujer y el pelele" with Brigitte Bardot, and the impish and televisual production "Rinconete y Cortadillo" (1965).
The beauty of Seville only has one opponent, and this is the art that imbibes each of the corners of the city. But if the story of this house impresses you, turn around and observe the San Juan de la Palma church.