Alameda de Hércules

The Alameda de Hércules is one of the most popular places in the city, a meeting place located in the Macarena neighborhood and near the popular Feria street, the most alternative side of the city.

A little bit of history

Located in the north of the city, near the famous neighborhood of Macarena, is a large and lively boulevard that was built on an old arm of the Guadalquivir River that formerly reached the Cathedral.

The name of Hercules comes from two pairs of columns of Roman origin that open and close the walk and that were crowned later with statues of Hercules (mythical founder of the city) and Julio Cesar (restorer of Híspalis, name of Seville in the Roman age). The columns come from a Roman building located on Calle Mármoles (of which there are still three other columns on the aforementioned street). The Casa de las Sirenas, a twentieth-century mansion, is a relevant building on the boulevard, today a municipal building used as a civic and cultural center. In the vicinity of the Alameda, on the street dedicated to the Count of Barajas, there is also the house where the romantic writer Gustavo Adolfo Becquer was born.

Meeting place of the alternative Sevilla

La alameda es un lugar ideal para tapear a mediodía o por la noche o pasear a la sombra de sus álamos centenarios que los vecinos de la zona han luchado por mantener en las últimas decadas. En los últimos años se han concentrado bares, restaurantes y comercios alternativos con una propuesta vanguardista que alía de cultura local con las nuevas tendencias. También cuenta con varios parques infantiles ideales para pasar un estupendo día en familia.

Quieres conocer más secretos sobre la Alameda y los barrios alternativos de Sevilla. Además podrás probar una degustación de cervezas artesanas locales. Súmate a nuestro tour diario “Sevilla alternativa” en bici o a pie

How to get

Bus: lines 13 | 14 | A7

10 minutes walk from the center

Cycling: Rent a bike

Visit it with us! We have these related experiences

To know the mall of Hercules and its surroundings you can hire one of our guided tour in Sevilla in which our guides will explain all the details. Or if you want to visit on your own you can rent one of our bikes.