The Queen's sewing box

Venue Overview

The Costurero de la Reina or Queen's Sewing Box, is a beautiful yet small building shaped like a castle with little round turrets, topped with minute battlements, which is located next to one of the María Luisa Park entrances.

This is a unique space decorated with bricks forming horizontal strips in two colours which are true identity signs of Seville: albero yellow and red ochre. It was built in the 19th Century by Antonio de Orleans, Duke of Montpensier, and the architect of this singular building was Juan Talavera de la Vega.

The Queen's Sewing Box may be considered the first Neomudéjar building in Seville, displaying this Arabic style in its large windows.

According to one of the most famous legends about the Sewing Box, Queen María de las Mercedes, given her frail health, would spend long periods in the rooms of this small castle sitting in the sun sewing with her ladies-in-waiting, during which time the King Alfonso XII would ride up on his horse from the Alcázar of Seville to visit her after tending to State affairs. However, this would have been impossible since the building was erected in 1893 and the Queen died in 1878.

Location: Paseo de las Delicias, 11, 41012, Seville Google Maps

The Queen's Sewing Box is a small building with two floors. The ground floor currently lodges one of Seville's Tourism Information offices, therefore any events held there need to be outside business hours.

It also has a small, pretty garden welcoming visitors to the venue, and providing access to the building.

This space is highly recommendable for product and service launches, as well as for corporate annual general meetings and other gatherings. The size of this building is suitable for small events, endowing them with exclusiveness and intimacy.

The maximum capacity of the venue is 20 people on the first floor and 80 people outdoors. There is public parking near the premises, which are accessible for people with disabilities.

The audiovisual and lighting resources available at the site are the following:

Audio Video Lighting
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Other characteristics:

Furnishing Wifi Access Parking Buses
This venue has furniture available that can be used for different types of layouts. The venue has wireless internet connection. Accessible for people with disabilities. There are several public car parks nearby. Lines C1-34


Room Specifications:

Room name Banquet Cocktail Reception School Theatre
The Queen's Sewing Box - 80 15 20
Set up plans

Consorcio Turismo de Sevilla (Administration)
Plaza de San Francisco, 19.
Edif. Laredo. 41004 Sevilla
Telephone number:
   +34 955 471 265
Open from 09:00h. to 14:00h.