Alameda de Hercules
Situated in Seville’s city centre, Alameda de Hercules is one of the oldest publicly accessible gardens in Europe. Two imposing marble columns guard the entrance to the park, the lasting remnants of a 2nd-century Roman Palace that once stood here. According to Greek legend, the town of Seville was founded by Hercules, and the columns are adorned with his statue and that of Julius Caesar. The park’s main boulevard, Paseo de la Alameda de Hercules, snakes along the dried-up Guadalquivir river, dotted with silver poplar trees and cascading water fountains. Alameda de Hercules is located in the city’s northern casco antiguo (historic centre), between the Guadalquivir and the Macarena neighbourhood.