A hotel with a long tradition
A bit of history
To talk about the Bécquer Hotel in Seville is to talk about historical richness and tradition… but it also refers to modernity, comfort, and a hotel with numerous future projects.
The Bécquer Hotel continues the tradition of other hotel establishments whose origins date back to the 19th century. Among them was the Cecil Oriente Hotel, located in Plaza Nueva, which operated until 1970. The family sold it a year later to build the Bécquer Hotel on Reyes Católicos Street, on the site formerly occupied by the palace-house of the Marquises of Torres de la Pressa, Mrs. Elvira Marañón y Jiménez and Mr. Andrés Lasso de la Vega y Quintanilla.
The Bécquer Hotel was built in 1973 on the site previously occupied by the palace-house of the Marquises of Torres de la Presa, incorporating noble pieces from the palace itself, such as coffered ceilings, mahogany fireplaces, stained glass windows, or wrought iron gates of high artistic value.
After continuous renovation efforts, in 1997, the Bécquer Hotel expanded with the acquisition of an adjacent building, which was completely rebuilt to meet its characteristic standards.
A hotel with character
In its construction, valuable elements from the aforementioned palace-house have been used, such as the Renaissance grilles included in the reception counter, the grilles forming the gate of the interior bar, the coffered ceiling of the mentioned bar, the coffered ceiling of the romantic lounge, the fireplace of said lounge, the stained glass windows of the main lounge, and the stained glass doors of the same.
With these additions, the goal was to incorporate original and artistic elements into the hotel’s decoration, giving it a special and distinctive character.
The Bécquer Hotel is owned by a Sevillian family with a long history in the hospitality industry, with roots dating back to the early 20th century, managing hotel establishments in the cities of Madrid and Seville.
With a future outlook, the owning family of the Bécquer Hotel acquired two buildings on Paseo de Cristóbal Colón in the city, where the prestigious architects Cruz and Ortiz built the current Kivir Hotel. Recently opened in 2019, it consists of 31 exclusive rooms, a pool, restaurant, and terrace with magnificent views of the Guadalquivir River and the popular Triana neighborhood. For more information, you can visit their
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
Born in the city of Seville in 1836, Gustavo Adolfo Claudio Domínguez Bastida was a famous Spanish poet and storyteller belonging to the literary movement of late Romanticism or post-romanticism. Considered by critics the initiator of contemporary Spanish poetry, he, along with Rosalía de Castro, was the leading exponent of post-romantic poetry. Author of numerous plays, articles, stories, and chronicles, he worked as a journalist and official novel censor until he achieved fame with his poetic work ‘Rimas.’ As a prose writer, his work ‘Leyendas’ stands out, a collection of fantastic stories surrounded by a supernatural and mysterious aura. He died in Madrid in 1870, and currently, his remains rest in the Pantheon of Illustrious Sevillians, in the crypt of the Church of the Annunciation in Seville.