Known as the Admiral’s Room, this beautiful hall is a part of the Casa de Contratación (House of Contracting) section of the Real Alcazar of Seville. As you can see, adorning the walls are exquisite paintings.
Here is a brief description of the paintings:
Center – The inauguration of the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 by Alfonso Grosso
Left – Queen María Cristina de Borbón-Dos Sicilias painted by Carlos Blanco in 19th century
Right – Antonio de Orleans – Duke of Montpensier by painted Franz Xaver Winterhalter in the 19th century
Established in 1503 by Queen Isabella I of Castile, the Casa de Contratación was an organization (somewhat similar to the East India Company) that controlled the trade in the Americas. Housed in the Real Alcázar of Seville, the Casa de Contratación had broad powers, including the approval of voyages.
The Admiral’s Room was part of its premises. It is believed that Queen Isabella met Christopher Columbus met in this room. Many other famous seafarers of that era, including Amerigo Vespucci and Ferdinand Magellan, visited this hall.
Casa de Contratación pages
– Admiral’s Room
— Last Moments of Fernando III the Saint, a masterpiece by Virgilio Mattoni
— King Louis Philippe I of France
— Queen Maria Amelia de Borbón-Dos Sicilias
— King Fernando VII of Spain
– Hall of Audiences
— Model of Santa Maria
— Virgin of the Navigators
Other related pages and posts
– Seville Cathedral: An awe-inspiring architectural marvel
— Sala Capitular – The Chapter House of the Seville Cathedral
— Sacristía Mayor – The Main Sacristy of the Seville Cathedral
– La Giralda: A harmonious blend of Moorish and Renaissance architectural styles
– Las Setas of Seville – A modern artistic structure in a historical city
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