Tag: Giralda

When the starts aligns- Islamic 12 century bathhouse discovered by chance in Seville.

Today, I shall take you on a new trip we shall go to Spain in Seville. You might ask me what would we do there? Well, we shall enjoy a good drink in a bar. It is an old bar on the name Cervercería Giralda, it seems is open from 1923, but what makes it interesting is that recently the owners after deciding to take advantage of the pandemic time and started to renovate the place they found out that the place is way older. It seems that long ago so long like somewhere in 12 century here was a bathhouse that preserved quite well.

There were rumors and also some old documents that indicated that on bar place might have been such a place but most of the people thought they are just stories and that the look of ceiling and walls were more recent and that they belonged to neomudéjar style or a revival of the Islamic style Fortunately when the renovation was made there was also an archaeologist involved. So the chance was on their side so they discovered that the place was much older. What they uncovered was from 12 century from time of Almohad caliphate. The decoration are quite well preserved, better than any know bathhouses from the Iberian Peninsula.

So we can have a drink and admire the place and enjoy the story.

Here you can find more about it: Islamic 12th-century bathhouse uncovered in Seville tapas bar | Spain | The Guardian

Bar Cervecería Giralda | Un Bar de Tapas histórico (cerveceriagiralda.com)

El neomudéjar, un estilo español | Turismo Madrid (esmadrid.com)

Almohad Caliphate – Wikipedia