Seville Shipyard

Seville, Spain

The Seville Shipyard (Atarazanas) is a medieval shipyard. It was operative between the 13th and 15th centuries, and are built in Gothic style.

They were specialized in the construction of galleys, which played an important role in the struggles for the control of the Strait of Gibraltar, as well as in the Castilian participation in the Hundred Years' War. The complex consisted of a building with seventeen naves next to a large sandy area that reached to the edge of the Guadalquivir River.

Throughout its history, the building of the Royal Shipyard has undergone important transformations. At present, only seven of the seventeen original naves remain standing.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Spain

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nigel hoare (2 years ago)
Disgraceful that these important historical buildings have been allowed to fall into poor condition. They should have been restored for future generations to appreciate Spains seafaring history. Columbus would have used these facilities before his epic voyages to find the western route to China having recruited crew from the nearby port of Palos and filled his water barrels from the Roman water source at Lucena.
0uygar (4 years ago)
Closed, no sign
Mahmood Razeghian (4 years ago)
It's the: shipyard: in Spanish. An interesting building which has been used as a shipyard in medieval times. It's constructed in 13th or 14th century in the town of Seville.
Ivana Sanchez (5 years ago)
Lleva 10 años cerrados. No se puede visitar
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