El Palacio de San Telmo, home of the President of the Junta de Andalucía, has finally opened its doors to the public providing anyone who cares to visit with guided tours. The first such visit took place last week with the visit of students from a number of secondary education institutes Híspalis Seville, Nestor Almendros, Bellavista and Miguel Servet.
The Minister of the Presidency recently announced the implementation of this new initiative in Parliament, which "fulfills the commitment made by the Andalusian government to make the public far more aware of this magnificent building" and " it's excellent facilities. "
The 'San Telmo' will open for two days a week, one of which will be a working day which will revolve around any necessary governmental business. On the prescribed day it will open in the afternoons for schools, colleges and other groups. Opening hours on Saturdays for such institutions will be from 10.00 to 14.00 and from 16.00 to 20.00 hours. It will also be open to the general public between these hours but by appointment.
Groups will have a maximum of 30 people and will be led by a guide and explanatory videos will be provided as required.
The rooms that will be included in the visit are the Playa de Carriages, the Court of Honour, the General Assembly Halls, the Hall of the Governing Council, the Courtyard of St. Jerome, the Hall of Mirrors and the Gardens, as well as Capilla del Buen Aire, which underwent a major restoration by the Andalusian Institute of Historical Heritage of Andalusia recently.
The Regional Government has established two methods by which the public can arrange appointments, either by phone 955 00 10 10 or by submitting an email request to the address: visitasantelmo@juntadeandalucia.