Fave Properties: Palacio Bucarelli
Palacio Bucarelli in Seville is a very special place to spend your time in this magical city. Located in the up-and-coming San Lorenzo district just off the Alameda, you will be immersed in residential Seville while still just a few minutes’ walk from the major monuments and city sightseeing highlights. Bonus: one of our favorite tapas bars, Eslava, is just a stone’s throw down the street.
The palace has been carefully-restored from its original 17th century beginnings under the careful designs of renowned Seville architect Javier Betancourt. In its most recent life, the palace was home to a private school. The building, which takes up an entire block of prime real estate, was once owned by Seville nobility and features prominent family heritage pieces rescued for the remodel – such as tapestries, furniture and artwork.
Palacio Bucarelli: Seville history comes alive
Antonio Bucarelli relocated with his family from Florence, Italy to Seville in the 16th century and quickly gained his fortune as a merchant in the New World. He was a Spanish military officer, governor of Cuba, and Viceroy of New Spain (1771–1779) during the time of Spanish colonization of California. The Queralt family (Counts of Coloma) later inherited the building from the Bucarelli’s through marriage, and there is even a romantic legend involving the poet Bécquer and one of the Coloma daughters, considered to be one of the most beautiful women in Seville, that you can feel come alive while staying at the palace.
This gorgeous Countess of Coloma would water the plants on one of the balconies while the poet Bécquer watched her from afar. He composed a poem to honor her that would later make him famous. This poem is memorialized in a corner of the interior patio of the palace as seen here:
The Dark Swallows Will Return
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