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A giant square in plain center
This vast open space in the very center of Seville, is surrounded by Alamo trees, that give the place part of its name - Alameda.
On the center-side of the Alameda there are two giant Roman pillars, one of which bears a statue of Hércules, who according to the legends, was the founder of Seville.
In this sense the Alameda might be considered the origin of Seville. And in fact the oldest church of Seville, El Omnium Sancotrum is not far from the Alameda.
Bars and terraces in summer and winter
Nowadays it is a lively neighbourhood with many different types of bars and terraces where you can enjoy both your morning coffee and breakfast, as your evening tapas and beer, or your late late night drinks, many times until early morning.
The area has a certain bohemian air, which cannot be found in other areas of Seville, and with mixes very well with the friendly atmosphere of a variety of people that enjoy their leisure time on or around the Alameda.
The Alameda is the only altenative place in Seville. Diversity, vanguard and urban reality define itself.
Also we find some walls painted that evokes Neruda poems, or also the ancient market that took place here.
Until some years ago the city council did not pay too much attention to this district, but fortunately they have changed their politics. Thanks to government aid many of the beautifull typical sevillian houses have now been restored.
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