One of the most singular streets in the city

This street is located in the neighbourhood of Santa Cruz. 140 metres long, it begins at Plazo de Alfaro and ends at Calle Vida. Also known as “Callejón del Agua” and formerly “Muro del agua”, it is an adarve, that is, a street that circulates stuck to the city wall. This section of the wall had two pipes in its interior that led the water from the Caños de Carmona to the gardens of the Reales Alcázares; and from here, the street took its name. The gardens on the other side of the wall are also the result of granting from the Huerta del Retiro del Alcázar in 1911, located to the northwest. A new enclosing wall was constructed for the Alcázar gardens, from the Callejón del Agua to the Paseo de Catalina de Ribera, as it is today. At the end of this alley are the Murillo gardens, which are based on grid paths through hedges and sidewalks. They were named the Jardines de Murillo because they were near the house where the famous painter, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, was born.

On one side, you can touch the wall which took the water to the gardens of the Alcazar...





Callejón del Agua