Prietos and Morenos: Slave life in Seville

Walking tour Slave life in Seville: Chapel Los Negritos in Seville

The thematic walking tour Prietos and Morenos: Slave life in Seville takes us to Seville in the 14th – 17th century, when up to ten percent of the Sevillian population were black and North African slaves.

Sevillian society is only slowly coming to terms with its slave past, even though the surnames Prieto (black) and Moreno (dark-skinned) are omnipresent. During the tour, you will receive interesting information about the development of Seville into one of the most important slave markets in Europe, the living conditions of the slaves, their rights and working conditions, the role of the Church and the importance of the slaves for the art of Velázquez and Murillo.

The tour takes you along some of the most important buildings, streets and squares of Seville: Town Hall, Cathedral, the barrios of Santa Cruz and San Bartolomé with the Centro Velázquez and the residential house of Murillo, the church of Santa María la Blanca and the chapel of the Catholic brotherhood “Los Negritos”, which was founded at the end of the 14th century for black African slaves and is today one of the oldest Catholic brotherhoods in the city.

Book your walking tour Prietos and Morenos: Slave life in Seville here.


  • City tour with visit to the chapel “Los Negritos”
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, only forenoon
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, only afternoon
  • Headphone systems are recommended for 10 persons or more.
  • Headphone systems are not included in the price of the tour.