In the antiquity the city of Seville was walled and the Arco de la Macarena is one of the ancient access doors to the city.
The walls were built in the time of Julius Caesar, which are replacing the ancient that are of the Carthaginian era.
Subsequently the Arabs, had been strengthened and maintained until the nineteenth century, it was later be demolished the wake of the 1868 revolution, leaving standing only the part that goes from the Macarena to the door of Cordoba and the Alcázar.
Walls of Seville
Currently the Arco de la Macarena is of great importance because it is located just behind the Basilica of the Macarena, famous figure of the procession leaving the morning of Holy Thursday. El Arco de la Macarena is located in the center of Seville in the opposite direction to the Arenal neighborhood.