(Article published in Architectural Digest on one of the Suite projects: the Boutique Hotel Puerta Catedral in Seville. Author: Fran Muñoz)
Opening the window just to find the Giralda, Real Maestranza or the Cathedral is possible in these holiday apartments in Seville located in unique buildings. Other type of tourism is possible.
Offering quality accommodation for those who visit Seville, while protecting and enhancing its cultural heritage. This is the goal that a family in love with Seville, led by Ana Rosa C. Balbotín, had in mind when going on an adventure called Puerta Catedral. They wanted the visitors to know the city with an alternative vision that other lodgings don´t provide. The visitors can feel it as part of city, and the family hopes they would end up so enchanted with the experience that they repeated and recommended it as destiny.
The first establishment, consisting of two apartments and a duplex, opened its doors on Alemanes street, a few steps from the Puerta del Perdón of the cathedral. From its windows you can admire the façade and smell the orange trees of the patio. After it came Puerta Catedral Suites, overlooking the Puerta de San Miguel; and also Puerta Catedral Studios, with a large terrace from which the Giralda can be admired.
The latest addition has been Puerta Catedral Boutique, three apartments with a surface area from 70 to 100 square meters, located in a neoclassical building of the nineteenth century right in front of the main façade of the Plaza de la Maestranza. The renovation and subsequent decoration has been carried out by architect Rufo Parra Juárez. Each apartment occupies a floor and has two double bedrooms and two bathrooms, kitchen and living room, as well as private terraces.
All the interiors have taken care to the smallest detail, looking for a simple and contemporary style with winks to the sevillan aesthetics. Its owner wanted its works and others local artists cover the walls. In addition, there is the possibility of receiving flamenco guitar lessons or a massage on the terrace with the city in the background.