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The legend of Don Juan Tenorio

The mythological figure of Don Juan is so universal that his origins have become obscured but nowhere has a better claim than Seville, where the first written story of the legendary libertine was set in the 14th century. Being Spain, there are two versions of Don Juan: one a lustful Lothario; the other a loveable rogue. Sevillians prefer the latter, known as Don Juan Tenorio. This two-hour walking tour follows in the footsteps of the devilish seducer through the streets of the city to find out more about this fascinating character. The tour starts at the gates of the Hospital de Caridad, birthplace of the mythical Don Miguel de Mañara who inspired playwright Jose Zorrilla to develop the character of Don Juan Tenorio. The route takes you to the romantic scenarios where the story of Don Juan Tenorio unfolds. His home in the Plaza San Leandro, the Hosteria del Laurel in la Plaza de los Venerables, the house of Doña Ana de Pantoja in Plaza de la Alianza and the tomb of the Tenorios in Plaza Nueva, where the tour ends. Learn how Tenorio is much more than a fictional character – see how his memory lives on the streets of the city where he lived and loved, and where he has become as much a symbol of Seville as the very Giralda itself. The mythological figure of Don Juan is so universal that his origins have become obscured but nowhere has a better claim than Seville, where the first written story of the legendary libertine was set in the 14th century. Being Spain, there are two versions of Don Juan: one a lustful Lothario; the other a loveable rogue. Sevillians prefer the latter, known as Don Juan Tenorio. This two-hour walking Meeting/ Pick-up point: By the Caridad hospital door (Hospital de la Caridad). Start/opening time: 11.30am on Saturday. Languages: Spanish and English. Others: Entrance to the Hospital de la Caridad is not included.